White Castle

@RasmaSandra (12708)
Riga, Latvia
November 6, 2017 1:26pm CST
Many fast food chains have been around for a very long time. When I lived in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York there was a White Castle that was open 24 hours. It was a great place to get food and to gather together no matter what the hour. It was also great to stop by and purchase sacks of their delicious burger to take along. White Castle was founded in 1921 some time after WW I ended and a good two decades before McDonald’s came around. This is the reason that at times White Castle is mentioned along with the birth of fast food. However it would still be some time before moms agreed to feed their children hamburgers. White Castle stood for cleanliness with spanking clean uniforms, polished porcelain and stainless steel surfaces. Their tiny beef burgers with steamed onions were delicious and could be eaten without creating a big mess. They were sold for a nickel, just five cents and who wouldn’t want a hamburger for that price. Their slogan was “Buy’em Buy the Sack”. The White Castle chain is still owned by the descendants of Billy Ingram, who established the brand in Wichita, Kansas. Today you can find their site online and find locations for these wonderful, little burgers. Who knows these burgers? Any fans out there?
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@JohnRoberts (39197)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Nov
I have never eaten at a White Castle.
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@RasmaSandra (12708)
• Riga, Latvia
7 Nov
Probably never made it to the west @JohnRoberts
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@JohnRoberts (39197)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Nov
@RasmaSandra I never heard of them until the movie Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
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• Pamplona, Spain
6 Nov
Me never. Have never eaten there before and there are not any over here as far as I know. Nice and neat place though like it.
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@RasmaSandra (12708)
• Riga, Latvia
7 Nov
Yes we don't have them here in Latvia either @lovinangelsinstead with some of the fast food places we do have I would have preferred Whtie Castle better.
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• Pamplona, Spain
7 Nov
@RasmaSandra Seems like they are run very well and the food also sounds good too.
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@Kandae11 (25734)
6 Nov
I didn't know White Castle was founded so long ago. I heard about it through movies - there was a comedy movie - can't recall the name - which featured White Castle and its burgers.
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@RasmaSandra (12708)
• Riga, Latvia
7 Nov
Yes I believe it was a movie about two guys working at a White Castle @Kandae11
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@Kandae11 (25734)
7 Nov
@RasmaSandra Oh yes - that was it.
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@responsiveme (14383)
• India
8 Nov
This chain hasn't come to my country
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@kepweng (6037)
8 Nov
i love white castle i only discovered these food in harold and kumar
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@DianneN (57344)
• United States
8 Nov
I've seen a White Castle when in college, but never ate there.
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@cahaya1983 (8486)
• Malaysia
7 Nov
We don't have White Castle here, I like the name and slogan though!
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@thelme55 (11550)
• Germany
6 Nov
I have not heard of White Castle burgers. Thanks for the info.
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@sharon6345 (106907)
• United States
6 Nov
They are not as cheap anymore so I don't buy them that often. I loved them for years though.
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@CinnamonGrl (5636)
• Paradise, California
6 Nov
We don't have White Castles out here where I live. Unless they're new and I haven't found them yet. I would love to try them! We like In N Out.
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@Scrapper88 (1046)
• United States
6 Nov
I am not sure if there are any White Castles around where I live. I will have to look and see.
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@Corbin5 (79142)
• United States
6 Nov
The burgers are called "sliders" here. My husband and son have eaten them, but I have not. White Castles still do a good business here.
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• Dallas, Texas
8 Nov
My wife knew about them, as I was living up north in Indiana but in Texas that name was familiar to her, so for that reason alone, I figure I missed out but when we came to Dallas in about the year 1963, when I was about 5 or 6 years of age, there was a Griff's burger bar that sold small slider sized burgers for about a dime each. They were sold at ten for a dollar, and they were the littlest burgers I ever saw. You might have to eat 5 of them to get full.
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• Dallas, Texas
8 Nov
This page features photos and information about Griff's Burger Bar, a restaurant chain with an A-frame building design.
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• Dallas, Texas
8 Nov
@lookatdesktop put a link in your comments about Griff's burgers
Fast Food Restaurant, Hamburgers, Fries, Shakes. Dine in, Drive Thru, open early open late.
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@ilocosboy (32277)
• Philippines
7 Nov
I'm not aware but my interest was just so huge now.
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