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Wednesday, May 9 2012

HALL OF FAME CALL FOR ENTRIES


CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR WHITE CASTLE’S
12TH ANNUAL CRAVERS HALL OF FAME CONTEST
Winners to join 136 inductees, including celebrity Cravers

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For all those who crave White Castle’s famous Sliders, now is the time to be considered for entry into the ultimate Cravers Hall of Fame. White Castle officially announces its call for entries for the 12th annual Cravers Hall of Fame Contest from now through July 31. White Castle is known for the loyalty of its fans, fondly known as Cravers. This loyal dedication also led to the birth of a new nation – Craver Nation. The program encourages like-minded Cravers to form a social community with rewards in the form of FREE Sliders.
The Hall of Fame was created in 2001, and almost 8,000 Cravers have vied for the honor of a Cravers Hall of Fame inductee. This elite Hall of Fame is home to 136 inductees, including the current Speaker of the House, movie stars and the oldest White Castle Craver who celebrated her 90th birthday last year. All stories are celebrated in the Hall of Fame section of the White Castle website.
“The Cravers Hall of Fame entries we receive range from sentimental to hysterical, and everything in between,” said Jamie Richardson, vice president. “This is a great opportunity for us to honor our loyal Cravers for their dedication and deep passion for White Castle.”
Winning Cravers are invited to Columbus, Ohio to attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremony this fall. Cravers can submit original stories about their relationship with White Castle, why White Castle is meaningful to them and the efforts they have gone to satisfy cravings for the Original Slider® at http://www.whitecastle.com/cravers/hall-of-fame/new. Stories are evaluated for originality, duration and extent of the “Crave.” Official rules are available at www.whitecastle.com/cravers/hall-of-fame-rules.
In 2002, White Castle began to induct a public figure, celebrity or pop icon, which had publicly shown their love of White Castle. Past “Cravers in Extremis” include current Speaker of the House John Boehner and Alex Weresow, a Los Angeles television producer and the stars of “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,” John Cho and Kal Penn.

After Cravers submit their story for the Cravers Hall of Fame, they can register for Craver Nation at http://cravernation.com/ and take part in nominating other Cravers to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The website includes a gallery of photos from Cravers, as well as online games and challenges. Cravers can create their own profile and post comments on the site. Fans also will be able to keep up-to-date anywhere they go with the Craver Nation mobile phone application. Cravers can earn points for FREE Sliders by completing certain tasks on the website and everyone gets two FREE Sliders for signing up. In conjunction with the launch of Craver Nation, White Castle is giving away one of the newest tablets on the market each day in May and one lucky Craver Nation citizen will win White Castle Sliders for life.