White Castle Corp

  • American

White Castle is a America's first hamburger restaurant chain. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Person From To
Founder, Owner Billy Ingram 1921 1966
Supervising Architect Lloyd W Ray 1927

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1921/00/00 In Wichita, Kansas, E W Engram and Walter Anderson open the first fast food chain (lost), selecting the name 'White Castle' because 'White' conjures the image of purity and 'Castle' strength. Established Hamburger Birth of American Fast Food
1926/00/00 After enjoying a few White Castle hamburgers, Henry Davis adds a handful of thin sliced onions to his own a cooking hamburger patty and creates the Fried Onion Burger. Inspiration El Reno Oklahoma Fried Onion Burger El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day Festival
1942/00/00 Fifty five of portable steel and porcelain White Castles are manufactured by 1942. Manufacturer
1950/00/00 After the owner of the Washington Ave property refuses to renew the lease, White Castle moves building No 8 to 329 Central Ave SE and begins operating it as No 16. Owner White Castle Building No 8 Minneapolis
1979/04/30 White Castle closes restaurant No 3. Owner Indianapolis White Castle No 3 Indianapolis
1983/10/00 White Castle Corporation closes No 8 as an operating restaurant and schedules it for demolition. Owner White Castle Building No 8 Minneapolis
2014/01/14 TIME magazine calls the White Castle's iconic, square patty, slider as the most influential burger of all time. Owner Hamburger
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