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Press Release

Friday, May 21 2010

Central Ohio White Castle Restaurant Welcomes Congressman Pat Tiberi for National Hamburger Month


COLUMBUS, Ohio – On Monday, May 24, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Congressman Pat Tiberi will join the team behind the counter at White Castle #43 at 648 North State Street in Westerville, Ohio, to mark the 18th annual celebration of National Hamburger Month in May.

“We’re excited to welcome Congressman Tiberi to White Castle,” said Jamie Richardson, vice president of corporate and government relations. “His reputation for rolling up his sleeves and working hard on behalf of constituents makes him an ideal candidate for joining the White Castle team in preparing The Original Slider® that helped to cement the hamburger’s place in American food history.”

Tiberi, who represents Ohio’s 12th congressional district, will help White Castle staff behind the counter to take and fulfill orders, as well as get behind the grill and prepare some of White Castle’s made-to-order hamburgers.

Throughout National Hamburger Month, White Castle home office staff will work side by side with team members in White Castle restaurants, giving them an opportunity to interact with White Castle Cravers, hear their comments and listen to their suggestions.

Established in 1921 and the nation’s first fast-food hamburger chain, White Castle inaugurated the annual celebration of the hamburger as America’s favorite fast food in 1992 as National Hamburger Week, expanding the event to National Hamburger Month the following year.

Additional members of Congress have joined White Castle staff members in honor of National Hamburger Month. They include:

- Jim Jordan (Ohio) May 4 at Castle #40 in Marion, Ohio
- Erik Paulsen (Minnesota) May 14 at Castle #22 in Bloomington, Minnesota

About White Castle
White Castle is a family-owned business based in Columbus, Ohio that owns and operates 421White Castle Restaurants in 11 states. The company was founded in Wichita, Kansas in 1921 and was the first fast-food hamburger chain. For more information on White Castle, visit www.whitecastle.com.