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The world’s largest White Castle opens in Orlando next week

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The people of Florida are about to eat White Castle.

The Orlando fast food chain location – which is also the “largest freestanding white castle in the world” – opens at 8am on Monday, May 3rd. In addition to being the largest White Castle, it will also be the location of the fast food chain’s first Florida restaurant since the 1960s when it had four locations in Miami.

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The new restaurant is located near I-4 between Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in a new Unicorp development called The Village at O-Town West.

White Castle hired 120 people – including team members and managers – to occupy the site, according to an announcement to Fox News.

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White Castle said it has hired 120 people and managers for its newest location.
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The opening will conclude with “fanfare and a ribbon cut” and will be attended by Lisa Ingram, President and CEO of White Castle, as well as local officials and other company leaders, according to the announcement.

On the opening day, the restaurant is open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., but the next day normal operating hours start from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week.

“At some point in the future, White Castle will operate 24 hours a day,” the company said.

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According to the announcement, White Castle customers are limited to 60 sliders per visit.

White Castle opens its largest Orlando location on Monday, May 3rd.

White Castle opens its largest location in Orlando on Monday, May 3rd.
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The restaurant also said it follows all of Orange County’s coronavirus guidelines, including mask requirements, social distancing, and regular cleaning.

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White Castle first announced that it would open a location in Florida in 2019. After delays related to coronaviruses, the location was finally launched in November 2020.

Last year the company announced that the 4,567 square foot restaurant will have indoor and outdoor seating, two thoroughfares, and will have “the iconic tower in a sleek, modern industrial-style architectural design.”

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