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30 Things You Didn’t Know About White Castle

Cheapism Logo By Jason Notte of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 31: White Castle has been slinging its miniature burgers for 98 years, but retains its mystery. White Castle doesn't have a movie about its founding, like McDonald's got in 2016 with "The Founder"; it doesn't have a wisecracking Twitter account like Wendy's, and it doesn't have Super Bowl commercials like Burger King. It doesn't even have all that many locations west of the Mississippi or south of Tennessee. What it does have is some interesting history, a huge cult following, and a stoner movie — "Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle" — that put it directly into the public consciousness. Related: 20 Fast Food Restaurants Then and Now

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White Castle has been slinging its miniature burgers for 98 years, but retains its mystery. White Castle doesn't have a movie about its founding, like McDonald's got in 2016 with "The Founder"; it doesn't have a wisecracking Twitter account like Wendy's, and it doesn't have Super Bowl commercials like Burger King. It doesn't even have all that many locations west of the Mississippi or south of Tennessee. What it does have is some interesting history, a huge cult following, and a stoner movie — "Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle" — that put it directly into the public consciousness.

Related: 20 Fast Food Restaurants Then and Now

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