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White Castle was founded in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas. The name was chosen carefully with “White” signifying purity, and “Castle” signifying strength, stability and permanence. Guess it worked.
The start of a beautiful friendship.
Coke has been the White Castle beverage of choice since 1921.
Priced to sell.
Burgers were 5 cents in 1921 and that price was reduced and increased over the next several years. You may remember a big jump in December of 1950 when burgers went from 10 cents to 12.
Anderson sells his interest in the company to Ingram in 1933.
To the Buckeye State.
The home office takes up residence in Columbus, Ohio in 1934 and remains there today.
Craveology - Scientists prove it.
In 1931, White Castle hired a renowned food scientist from a Big Ten university to run tests to determine the nutritional value of White Castle Sliders. One (lucky) medical student lived on nothing but White Castle burgers and water for 13 weeks. Studies show conclusively that the student maintained good health.
Uncle Sam Called and We Answered.
During World War II, White Castle sold hot dogs and eggs due to meat rationing.
If You’re Not First, You’re Last.
And White Castle was the first hamburger chain.
From 1936 to 1972 White Castle had curbside service. Now we have a drive thru.
The Need for Speed.Our burgers have five holes because they help the patties cook faster and more evenly while eliminating the need to turn them over.
People love pushing our buttons.
When White Castle cheeseburgers were introduced to vending machines in 1993, they almost instantly became the #1 item in their vending category nationwide.