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Monday, May 2 2011

White Castle Continues to Celebrate Its 90th Birthday During National Hamburger Month


America’s first fast-food chain promises a month of pure Original Slider® Nirvana

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — White Castle is honoring the creation of the burger during the month of May for National Hamburger Month with special promotions and events.

“This National Hamburger Month celebration is extra special because it is also our 90th birthday year,” said Jamie Richardson, vice president of corporate relations. “Starting National Hamburger Month is just one of many firsts White Castle has initiated over the past 90 years.”
This year, White Castle will kick off the celebrations with an Ingram family pilgrimage back to where it all started in Wichita, Kansas. On May 19, White Castle will partner with Dillons grocery stores to bring the hot, fresh, steam-grilled-on-a-bed-of-onions Original Sliders to the Wichita community and pay tribute to the first restaurant location.
Other White Castle National Hamburger Month festivities will include:
Special online and in store promotions
New menu items
Ninety White Castle home office team members will work one day in a restaurant
The kick-off of the call for entries for the 2011 Cravers Hall of Fame
Local members of Congress getting behind the White Castle counters to serve constituents in their districts
A 90th birthday bash at White Castle home offices in Columbus, Ohio

The first fast-food chain started National Hamburger Month to honor the hamburger in 1992, and expanded the celebration of burger bliss to an entire month just one year later.
White Castle will give thanks again this year to famous celebrities, media personalities and other pop culture Cravers with “Sealed with a Crave” (S.W.A.C.) gift cases filled with White Castle merchandise and products.
A film crew will be capturing most of the events as part of a documentary being filmed about White Castle titled, “White Castle – What America Craves.” The film is slated for release in spring of 2012.
About White Castle
White Castle is a family-owned business based in Columbus, Ohio that owns and operates more than 400 White Castle restaurants in 11 states. The company was founded in Wichita, Kan. in 1921 and is America’s first fast-food hamburger chain. All White Castle burgers are made from 100-percent USDA approved beef. This year, the company celebrates its 90th birthday with special events and promotions occurring throughout the year. For more information on White Castle, visit www.whitecastle.com.