The Orlando White Castle opens, with a mile-long line of cars waiting in line
A white lock opened a location in Orlando on Monday, and people couldn’t wait to get their hands on the signature hamburger sliders at what the chain says is the largest location in the world. Technically, they could wait, and many would spend hours in long lines to get their orders.
The fast food chain has 375 locations in 13 states, mostly in the Midwest. According to the Tampa Bay Times, there was a white lock in Miami long ago before the chain left the state in 1968. The Orlando location now makes it 14 states.
“We built it because we thought they’d have the greatest desire for our products in Florida,” Lisa Ingram, CEO of White Castle, told the Orlando Sentinel.
The 4,567-square-foot restaurant opened just after 8 a.m. on Monday, and people were so excited about the opening that there was a huge line of cars lined up in front of the restaurant near Disney World. Some people said the wait was about four hours.
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The inside of the store was also packed, and the company stated that due to the high expected demand, there was a limit of 60 sliders per order.
Despite the limitation of the sliders, the menu had the Crave palette, which was where people could get 6,920 sliders for $ 6,200. The store also had some interesting features, such as a futuristic napkin dispenser.
Some people were hyped when they saw White Castle return to the Sunshine State, while others questioned it.
This isn’t the first time people have waited hours for a new fast food restaurant. People waited over 14 hours when the West Coast In-N-Out opened a location in Colorado in November.
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