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Thursday, June 25 2009

“The Original Slider” Now Available in Marion, Indiana


White Castle Grand Opening Set for Sunday June 28

(Indianapolis, IN) – June 25, 2009 – White Castle announces the grand opening of its 41st location in the Indianapolis region at 3622 S. Western Avenue, Marion, Indiana, 46953.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, June 28, 9:00 a.m,. to celebrate the arrival of “The Original Slider®” to Marion. As a special treat to those who arrive early, the first 100 paying customers will receive coupons good for ten free White Castle hamburgers.

The new location will provide 40-45 new jobs and will serve Marion White Castle Cravers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The 2500+ square foot brick building has a drive-thru and indoor seating for 50 guests.

A “Dignitary Day”, designated by Mayor Wayne Seybold and the Marion Chamber of Commerce, will be observed on Friday, June 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. White Castle wanted to invite business leaders from the community to a sneak preview of the new restaurant and its many tasty menu items. “It’s a great way to get to meet our business neighbors,” said regional director of restaurant operations, Dave Dore. “We’re very proud to be a part of the Marion community.”

Following the “Dignitary Day” will be a “Family Day”, Saturday, June 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. to honor the families of the new team members who will operate the new White Castle restaurant. “Our people are our most important asset,” said Dore. “Whenever we open a new location, we encourage our team members to invite their families to our Family Day events. This is a wonderful way to let the families know about the jobs that the team members are responsible for.”

White Castle has nearly 420 locations in cities across the Midwest and Northeast including Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Louisville, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Nashville, New Jersey, New York City and St. Louis.

White Castle recently introduced more environmentally friendly brown paper sacks and Crave Cases in place of the former white sacks. White Castle prides itself on its environmentally conscious initiatives.

White Castle, home of “The Original Slider®” was founded in Wichita, Kansas, in 1921. For more information go to whitecastle.com or call 1-800-THE-CRAVE.