Why Isn’t White Castle A Fast-Food Giant?

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    White Castle is widely considered to be the first hamburger fast-food chain in the United States. It's famous for small, cheap hamburger sliders and its role in the 2004 stoner comedy "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle." Despite its notoriety, the brand has a limited footprint in the Midwest and Northeast. So why is White Castle not nearly as big as rivals like McDonald's and Burger King?
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    Why Isn’t White Castle A Fast-Food Giant?

Buddah Reinart
Buddah Reinart

They don't want to. Per store does more biz than McDonald's

Vor 15 Stunden
McGrindle
McGrindle

Weeeeee

Vor 19 Stunden
beta nova neo
beta nova neo

Now i want to eat white castle burgers but i am in the other side of the world!!

Vor Tag
Jeremy Slawson
Jeremy Slawson

I absolutely love white castle's food I think they're better than all the other fast food restaurants

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Angelo Stevens
Angelo Stevens

Black people happened

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Ash
Ash

Oh man open in my country

Vor Tag
TTORADell
TTORADell

In California we have to go to In n Out burger instead. But I'm not into the trendy joints selling trendy food. Maybe cause I'm not a trendy vegan lefty.

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Kim quinn
Kim quinn

2 sliders 1 small fry and a large drink...almost $9! Not cheap anymore!

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Rose White
Rose White

If White Castle has been open so long then surely it needs to be in California as vast numbers of MidWestern people moved there and remember White Castles?

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Cliff Leatherby
Cliff Leatherby

White castle is not that good. Lol at all

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John
John

I can answer your question. I ate White Caste at least twice a week. It was "the" place to go for sixteen and seventeen year-old kids in their hot rods, school jacket, and girlfriend under your arm...no bucket seats! Burgers were $0.10 each...ten cents. Okay, what happened...quota hiring, if you get my drift. Everything is done at half speed. The cook has a spatula in one hand and cellphone in the other. Customer service has long gone. Back then every burger looked like they do in their commercials and the patties were actually grilled.. Not now. They are placed on the grill frozen, and they are steamed in onion juice. You might get a pickle slice if you are lucky. Anyway, WC is fast going the way of Walmart...when I leave Walmart nowadays I feel like I need to shower or at least wash my hands. Lowe's is going that way fast. Oh yeah...WC had carhops back then also...your order brought right out to your car by a pretty girl.. I almost want to cry...so much has been lost.

Vor 2 Tage
vale
vale

they have a veggie burger so I hope they make one in California :)

Vor 2 Tage
Sir. Stupidity
Sir. Stupidity

Even more simple,sharing aint caring

Vor 2 Tage
Jolene Vilis
Jolene Vilis

I grew up in the 1950's in Chicago. White Castle was integral to my early life. It was my favorite place and the whole family loved it. Unfortunately my family left Chicago and headed south. I didn't even think of White Castle until I found them in the frozen food section of Walmart decades later.

Vor 2 Tage
Bunne Rabb
Bunne Rabb

Cause their food is sort of "meh"? I do miss birch beer.

Vor 2 Tage
Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson

Embrace drugs - I pass

Vor 3 Tage
Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson

That did it. If it's in china I'll opt out. Thank you anyway

Vor 3 Tage
Beatrice Michelle
Beatrice Michelle

Worked at White Castle. So much respect for the workers and the industry of fast food.

Vor 3 Tage
Kennys Boat
Kennys Boat

never been to one because oregon has none

Vor 3 Tage
Curtis Carpenter
Curtis Carpenter

Let me answer Ingram question watch easy chocolate on YouTube.

Vor 3 Tage
Curtis Carpenter
Curtis Carpenter

This is a good example of business sense dont grow too fast focus on your strengths compete best where you can and knowing what is important about your business that allows it to remain sustainable, not fixing what isn't broken.

Vor 3 Tage
Black Cat Moto
Black Cat Moto

How are they small? You can find them frozen in almost every supermarket.

Vor 4 Tage
Madison Hang
Madison Hang

white castles are always in the very dead heart of the hood

Vor 4 Tage
Madison Hang
Madison Hang

i will always remember walking into whitecastle bathroom new years day puke everwhere I still can't believe i ate food from there the same visit

Vor 4 Tage
Natty Dreadbwoy
Natty Dreadbwoy

White representing clean my ass ever seen mold its white as well

Vor 4 Tage
Phil Brown
Phil Brown

Please come to Houston, Texas

Vor 4 Tage
BigGuyBoleslaw
BigGuyBoleslaw

On October 17, 2020, there are 6.66 yuan to the dollar, so a plain slider in Shanghai costs about $1.50 and a slider with cheese is about $1.95. For comparison, hot pork on a stick from a street vendor is about 2 yuan or $.35 A bowl of noodles with some meat and vegies at a hole in the wall restaurant is about 8 yuan or $1.35

Vor 4 Tage
James Liebherr
James Liebherr

They dont franchise

Vor 4 Tage
hbarudi
hbarudi

No White Castle in Toledo Ohio?

Vor 4 Tage
pep
pep

Open and closing all over. They created a reputation in those areas that they left as a bunch of dumbshits running the company.

Vor 4 Tage
First Name Last Name
First Name Last Name

There's a whitecastle within walking distance of my house. 🤘

Vor 4 Tage
Tamir Yardenne
Tamir Yardenne

My all-time fav. I eat mostly plant-based but will break from the norm and chow down on a White Castle burger in a minute for real.

Vor 5 Tage
W T
W T

Because it makes you Sh*t your pants worse than Taco Bell

Vor 5 Tage
shawn s4194
shawn s4194

Pretty sure it was "white" for a different reason.

Vor 5 Tage
pep
pep

Stay Racist

Vor 4 Tage
weary stranger
weary stranger

They are they b came the krystal in the south..they put mustard on their burgers instead of ketsup...that's the only difference...

Vor 6 Tage
Ralph Gabriel Chua
Ralph Gabriel Chua

Whenever I have White Castle burgers, it’s usually brought from grocery stores in the frozen foods

Vor 6 Tage
dsalpha18
dsalpha18

Micromanagement, is what really killed the growth of white castle.

Vor 6 Tage
XanthosAcanthus
XanthosAcanthus

Simple. They want to focus on specific regions. Also, there's krystal.

Vor 6 Tage
alan fenick
alan fenick

In Miami we had Royal Castle that offered similar hamburgers and Birch Beer! Most we’re open air stores on main shopping areas! Fans no A/C! Remember White Castle in Philadelphia loved their burgers by the dozen! Still feel more comfortable at a White Castle than at the larger burger chains! I really like the idea of a family owned business with faces not corporate clowns! I just old fashioned I guess!

Vor 7 Tage
Jeff Tischler
Jeff Tischler

I'm an ex-NJ and NY resident and I miss White Castle badly. Frozen WC's in the supermarket are not the same thing. Build some in Ft Lauderdale area, many ex-Northeasterners live here.

Vor 8 Tage
Aidan Clay
Aidan Clay

Their chicken rings 😩

Vor 8 Tage
Gregy Wolfe
Gregy Wolfe

The burger is to small you have to eat about twenty to satisfied I haven't the classic slider in years I always get the double cheeseburgers I wish they had a in and out Burger restaurant in New Jersey

Vor 8 Tage
Robert Ellerbee
Robert Ellerbee

Why did White Castle discontinue the Raisin Strip. It has always remained my very favorite dessert. Please bring it back so that I may still enjoy it during my life. Thank you. Robert Ellerbee Relle30854@ gmail.com

Vor 8 Tage
Joseph Fisher
Joseph Fisher

Lake Tahoe, Stateline Nevada! I had to use the bathroom just thinking about it.

Vor 9 Tage
Bryant Rios
Bryant Rios

Wish they had a white castle in California only reason ik they exist is because of my fav show impractical jokers, only thing they have is white castle sliders at my local stater bros 😞.

Vor 10 Tage
Andro dibox
Andro dibox

Because if you eat more than 3 of them you need to find a toilet

Vor 10 Tage
Fauzi Rahman
Fauzi Rahman

Having watched Harold and Kumar, I suddenly have memories of going to a White Castle in Malaysia. For some reason they lap up many fast food brands there.

Vor 10 Tage
Vegas X
Vegas X

It's Garbage.

Vor 11 Tage
Aprilia rs
Aprilia rs

First mcdonalds in illinois in 1955? Clearly never seen "The Founder"

Vor 11 Tage
Siddharth Sekar
Siddharth Sekar

there is something up with Lisa Ingrams eyebrows

Vor 11 Tage
Christopher
Christopher

After eating at White Castle, I always feel the need to take two showers.

Vor 11 Tage
Will Janke
Will Janke

how so?

Vor 10 Tage
jeep guy
jeep guy

when I was young, we order castles or cheese castles, not sliders! one great addition is the smokey cheddar castles! and when we go to white castle, we say we were dining with royalty.

Vor 12 Tage
Kevin Perez
Kevin Perez

I need a White Castle in Lewes, Delaware

Vor 12 Tage
Shanice Williams
Shanice Williams

I need one in New Castle lol I've always wanted to try it

Vor 10 Tage
jswats92
jswats92

So in essence they will franchise in the future got it

Vor 12 Tage
BanterRanter
BanterRanter

Please make Harold and Kumar 4 you will see what's going to happen if done right just don't make trip to one of the locations in lets say NYC fit it in middle of the movie

Vor 12 Tage
BanterRanter
BanterRanter

😖😢😢😢 it is a shame that we don't have white castle in UK

Vor 12 Tage
H2h T
H2h T

McDaonald's started in San Bernardino CA, the first one is even a museum now.

Vor 12 Tage
Mike Scudi
Mike Scudi

They don’t call them murder burgers for nothing

Vor 12 Tage
BanterRanter
BanterRanter

Elaborate please 🤓🙄✌

Vor 12 Tage
Brandon
Brandon

It’s gross

Vor 12 Tage
Trudi Fruty
Trudi Fruty

I love White Castle they are in your grocery store near you

Vor 12 Tage
Maria Leticia Rios
Maria Leticia Rios

If the frozen ones taste super good to me, I can't imagine a fresh one. I hope they come to California.

Vor 13 Tage
redruM &Coke
redruM &Coke

Love you White Castle. Don't change. Just keep being you!

Vor 13 Tage
Cesar Hernandez
Cesar Hernandez

In n out > White Castle, all day

Vor 13 Tage
Luis Resto
Luis Resto

McDonald's nasty unsatisfying food it will collapse

Vor 13 Tage
Emily Allstot
Emily Allstot

I loved the frozen White Castle burgers until recently, they started tasting gamey.

Vor 13 Tage
Scuba Steve
Scuba Steve

Come to the south

Vor 14 Tage
Manuel W Giddens Jr
Manuel W Giddens Jr

They had a white castle in fla....it was in ft myers on u.s 41...it was a little hole in the wall location but the burgers were on point.....it aint there anymore :(

Vor 14 Tage
Tom Roberts
Tom Roberts

In the Chicago area you can order them "with everything" and they add their special mustard/ketchup sauce which is great. For some reason other WCs don't give you this option.

Vor 14 Tage
alexis mejia
alexis mejia

White castle sounds stupid they would make so much money in california

Vor 14 Tage
Careful Consumer
Careful Consumer

White Castle would be a Huge Success in Japan imo. They love cleanliness and burgers.

Vor 14 Tage
Disciple The Poet
Disciple The Poet

Because their food is only good when you're wasted.

Vor 14 Tage
Joseph Clark
Joseph Clark

Funny!!!

Vor 6 Stunden
James Porter
James Porter

W.C. needs to tap the DFW market where krystal's doesn't exist and you have a huge population and the fastest growing market in the USA

Vor 15 Tage
arranmc182
arranmc182

White Castle is a proper example of how not being greedy can pay off in the long run

Vor 15 Tage
Jaiden
Jaiden

I live at the top of ky in Louisville I see White Castle on every street I’m lucky. one of my favorite

Vor 15 Tage
ChrisNVegas
ChrisNVegas

4 locations in Las Vegas! Woooo Hoooo!

Vor 15 Tage
Tomax Xamot
Tomax Xamot

After a late night clubbing in New York we use to sober up with some White Castle hamburger

Vor 15 Tage
cheterry17
cheterry17

I'm from Chicago, IL and would go to White Castle once every 2-3 weeks. I recently moved to Daytona Beach, Fl (no White Castle) and was having a major craving for it. Someone pointed me in the direction of Krystals Burgers; telling me that they were basically the same thing. I am no longer friends with that person. -__-

Vor 15 Tage
Dwight Turner
Dwight Turner

The buns get WAY TOO SOGGY FROM TOO MUCH GREASE!

Vor 15 Tage
Brian Winters
Brian Winters

In college my friends and I would go to white castle at 2 or 3 am during craming for finals.

Vor 15 Tage
Jayne Ledger
Jayne Ledger

Because it's the wrong colour apparently.

Vor 15 Tage
Brian Winters
Brian Winters

I love white castle and in northern nj there are many white castles. I love them, White castles in Nj are very common in urban areas.

Vor 15 Tage
Xzop
Xzop

I'm from Florida and everyone from up north talks about how great they are. Growing up with krystal not that good but then when I finally got to a white castle I wasn't that good either.

Vor 15 Tage
Random Guy
Random Guy

White castle has got to have the most vanilla menu for a fast food chain

Vor 17 Tage
Thomas Long
Thomas Long

More vanilla than In n Out?

Vor 17 Tage
Tag Along
Tag Along

Prices are way too much that's why! And in the early 70s you had to pay 10 cents to use their restroom & their hamburgers were made of wild horse meat back then.

Vor 18 Tage
D William
D William

I grew up on White Castle and it’s the only fast food I eat(3-4 times per year) and they may have invented the franchise but Louis Lunch in New Haven, Conn invented the burger and they sold it in a restaurant that still stands today not at a fair.

Vor 19 Tage
slate
slate

need one in southern california

Vor 19 Tage
Alex
Alex

Harold and Kumar went to great lengths to get White Castle burgers. I feel like they should make more stores so it’s not so hard to get them.

Vor 20 Tage
Joe Peluchette
Joe Peluchette

White castle is only edible if your really drunk or in a state with legalized weed

Vor 20 Tage
nature trails
nature trails

Come to Oklahoma

Vor 21 Tag
Tony C
Tony C

Deart Ms. Ingram, COME TO CALIFORNIA!!!!

Vor 21 Tag
James Felten
James Felten

I believe that Crystals in the South east is the same company, with a very similar menu. Anyone that has been to the WC lounge knows how great it is.

Vor 21 Tag
Porkchop's Papi
Porkchop's Papi

In the early 1970's the tiny WC burgers had a unique, delicious taste. My family would eat them by the dozens. They changed something & ruined the flavor.

Vor 22 Tage
MusicLover
MusicLover

The White Castle burghers are really nice I have been to their restaurants in New Yorks Queens area .........

Vor 22 Tage
xaenon
xaenon

I'm kinda PO'd that they closed the location they had in Toledo. I had grown up with White Castle in Chicago and Cincinnati, and it was nice having a place in Toledo.... but it's gone now. Though the loss is somewhat managable because I can buy them frozen at the grocery store. It's not quite the same, but it'll do.

Vor 22 Tage
Betty Davis
Betty Davis

Nasty nasty, I remember being with a group who where crazy for that crap.

Vor 24 Tage
vinci vedi vici lex talionas
vinci vedi vici lex talionas

Being from kentucky I have experienced the White Castle runs a time or two. If you know, you know.

Vor 24 Tage
Space Computer aka Computer From Space
Space Computer aka Computer From Space

Because the onions give us farts.

Vor 24 Tage
Adam Robert Rassi
Adam Robert Rassi

McDonald's first location was in San Bernardino, CA, not IL. That was the first franchise location.

Vor 25 Tage
Cast Iron Porterhouse
Cast Iron Porterhouse

Love White Castle

Vor 25 Tage
Amazing Bout
Amazing Bout

Cause it’s disgusting

Vor 27 Tage

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