White Castle, The Birth of America’s First Burger Chain

It feels like it’s been ages since we last caught up. Remember those good old days when we’d swing by White Castle after a night out and chow down on a sack of sliders? Ah, the taste of those juicy little square hamburgers and the smell of steamed onions wafting through the air!

Oh, and who can forget their squeaky-clean image? You know, with the sparkling white porcelain countertops and stainless steel appliances, and employees always looking crisp and clean in their uniforms. They really took pride in their spotless reputation, didn’t they?

Speaking of pride, it’s wild to think that White Castle, America’s first and oldest hamburger chain, started with just $700 in 1921. Billy Ingram and Walt Anderson truly built a fast-food empire, complete with their own infrastructure, including bakeries, meat plants, and warehouses. Talk about being ambitious and self-sufficient!

And the way they cooked those burgers, right? Initially, flipping each patty by hand before genius employee Earl Howell suggested poking holes in the patties for faster cooking. I can almost hear the sizzle as those patties cooked on a bed of chopped onions, steaming their way to deliciousness.

Do you know what’s really cool? White Castle has always been a family affair. Unlike other chains, they’ve never gone the franchise route and always avoided debt. Sure, they might not have grown as quickly as their competitors, but something must be said for staying true to your roots and maintaining control over your brand.

It’s been a while since I last enjoyed a sack of those mouthwatering sliders. I came across this video the other day that took me on a trip down memory lane, showcasing the history of White Castle and how it all began. Give it a watch and relive those good times with me because sometimes it’s nice to reminisce about the simple pleasures of the past. Remember to like and share the video with others who’d enjoy a little nostalgia trip too.

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White Castle, The Birth of America\'s First Burger Chain