The Citiblog

A Taste of Nostalgia at White Castle in Midtown
June 11, 2023, 11:47.02 am ET



When Billy Ingram opened the first White Castle in Wichita, Kansas in 1921 he set off a fast-food revolution. Fast forward more than 100 years later and that revolution is still alive and well. While many of the freestanding White Castles have slowly disappeared in the city as property values rose, a new generation of White Castle is emerging.

On the corner of West 37th Street and Eighth Avenue, a gleaming new White Castle has emerged. Visitors will not only get a taste of the original slider but also a touch of history with images of White Castle workers and customers through the years.

The burgers remain relatively untouched. The two-inch burgers grilled fried with onions taste the same served on a fluffy square-shaped brioche bun. Options include the Original Slider and Original with Cheese. Then there is The 1921 Slider topped with caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, Roma tomatoes, lettuce, and pickles. Another version gets a slice of ghost pepper cheese.

Also new to the menu is an Impossible Burger. All of the burgers are available with signature crinkle cut fries, onion rings and a selection of soft drinks and shake parfaits. Unlike the hot fudge sundaes of the past, diners these days are more likely to find a slice of strawberry cheesecake on a stick.

With more than 6 billion of its tasty sliders sold, it appears White Castle is here to stay.

White Castle is located at 539 8th Ave, New York, NY. For more information, visit