Why Isn’t White Castle A Fast-Food Giant?

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  • Published: 16 November 2019
  • White Castle is widely considered to be the first hamburger fast-food chain in the United States. It's famous for small, cheap hamburger sliders and its role in the 2004 stoner comedy "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle." Despite its notoriety, the brand has a limited footprint in the Midwest and Northeast. So why is White Castle not nearly as big as rivals like McDonald's and Burger King?

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    Why Isn’t White Castle A Fast-Food Giant?

Comments • 4 472

  • Pelt Down Posse
    Pelt Down Posse  6 minutes back

    They are putting one in Orlando, FL....It's going to be the biggest one they have....

    • James Johnson
      James Johnson  15 minutes back

      Go to a truck stop and bump out Arby’s. You have great burgers and faster to get. Truckers would love you.

      • Gallowglass
        Gallowglass  4 hours back

        Why isn't it a Giant? Well, they're everywhere here in Chicago. Sliders taste great, but man they slide out as easily as they slide in.

        • MONSTERS_8U
          MONSTERS_8U  4 hours back

          They have them in Texas

          • dickylobster
            dickylobster  5 hours back

            I admit it, my favorite burger

            • Greg Riba
              Greg Riba  5 hours back

              When you offer retail sales in the markets, that should be an indicator to that community right? If people are buying your frozen burgers in a retail store, dont you think they would definitely buy them fresh at a store? OPEN MORE WHITE CASTLES PLS MY CITY DOESNT HAVE ONE AHHHERHHGHHRHGFHRH!!!!

              • hi
                hi  5 hours back

                They've been meaning to get around to it, they just keep smoking.

                • William Hill
                  William Hill  6 hours back

                  Steamed burgers no thanks

                  • KOFFIN nails
                    KOFFIN nails  6 hours back

                    Hahaahh in and out is way better way better and they are 1000 miles away also

                    • Tori Sharpe
                      Tori Sharpe  7 hours back

                      they taste like snot

                      • KOFFIN nails
                        KOFFIN nails  7 hours back

                        5:30 wtf is up with her eyebrows

                        • Clickheredude
                          Clickheredude  8 hours back

                          White Castle just sucks ass

                          • Kelli Johnson
                            Kelli Johnson  10 hours back

                            Come to Scottsdale, Az just ooened a couple of months ago. U'd think the were serving gold. Its the 1st in Az.

                            • Opochtli
                              Opochtli  10 hours back

                              Utah next location white American

                              • DOOM667
                                DOOM667  12 hours back

                                can u open a few in germany please.

                                • colin lobo
                                  colin lobo  13 hours back

                                  You can buy Frozen Sliders at Walmart .YUCK

                                  • Freddy Marcel-Marcum
                                    Freddy Marcel-Marcum  15 hours back

                                    Because anything white is bad.

                                    • d d
                                      d d  17 hours back

                                      Dumb stoner movies that are given to crap actors on to end a career in a child actor's life and career

                                      • d d
                                        d d  17 hours back

                                        The Chinese probably changed a lot more than just a few thing's they understand how a small chain in America will need some work

                                        • d d
                                          d d  17 hours back

                                          International for them is not such a great idea

                                          • d d
                                            d d  17 hours back

                                            And bigger companies do experiment to work on improvements

                                            • d d
                                              d d  17 hours back

                                              Other companies came up with improvements over the the old castle

                                              • michael cameron
                                                michael cameron  18 hours back

                                                We all know what really happened. Harold and Kumar ate them out of business.

                                                • Chris Stephenson
                                                  Chris Stephenson  19 hours back

                                                  I heard the patties arent actually grilled. The bed of chopped onions are on the grill and the patties are on top and cooked by the steam from the onions.

                                                  • bmcmanus28
                                                    bmcmanus28  19 hours back

                                                    Why? Overpriced.

                                                    • youngswhtx
                                                      youngswhtx  20 hours back

                                                      Love this place!!!

                                                      • John Anderson
                                                        John Anderson  21 hours back

                                                        The reason why there not that big is because there cheap and have a good good customer service I don't know I've never been I'm just guessing

                                                        • Welaa Elrafie
                                                          Welaa Elrafie  22 hours back

                                                          White Castle 🤮🤮🤮

                                                          • B S
                                                            B S  22 hours back

                                                            I would eat at white castle if my small city had one :(

                                                            • Annabell Holmes
                                                              Annabell Holmes  23 hours back

                                                              I hate white castle

                                                              • douglas byron Smotherman
                                                                douglas byron Smotherman  23 hours back

                                                                Nobody gives a s*** about 2,000 to you understand you keep talking you're going to get fired I'll sue this company will be fired fake news I thought you are fake news Donald Trump fake fake fake fake fake

                                                                • douglas byron Smotherman
                                                                  douglas byron Smotherman  23 hours back

                                                                  It never opened in the second biggest state beaches California

                                                                  • douglas byron Smotherman
                                                                    douglas byron Smotherman  23 hours back

                                                                    White Castle does not deserve any credit because I was never in California

                                                                    • Lydia Hammond
                                                                      Lydia Hammond  1 days back

                                                                      I just went to White Castle for the first time a month ago. the one in Harlem Hands down best fast food hamburger I've had in my life. not including shake shack god bless

                                                                      • The Bryant Watkins Channel

                                                                        Very informative, thanks for posting 👍😊

                                                                        • William Nelson
                                                                          William Nelson  1 days back

                                                                          It used to be.

                                                                          • William Wynn
                                                                            William Wynn  1 days back

                                                                            I do not think there is a white castle in Ga. So I got a big box of them from the grocery store. They were so bad the dog would not eat them, and that is the truth. We have Krystal's 40 yrs ago they were really good. But now they are awful. Come to think of it All the fast food places sux. Not long ago I went to KFC and it taste Nothing like it once did. I went to Hardee's and got two chicken meals, $20. It was OK, not good, damn sure not great. I stopped going to McDonalds because the food was so bad. The last time I went there I ordered 2 hamburgers 20 nuggets and a shake. In less than 2 min. They had the shake on the counter. 10 min. later they handed me my order , well most of it. I told them they still owed me a hamburger. another 5 min. of waiting one of girls working behind the counter asks " Did he pay for it " the cashier said yes. And then they ignored me. All together it was 45 min. I left with my 2 hamburgers 20 nuggets and a cup of milk. By this time the shake had melted. No matter how nice and polite you say anything there are some who's mission in life is to screw you over. Either by not giving you what you paid for OR starting an argument. And this happened to me the last two times I went to a fast food place. So I do not go back to them.

                                                                            • Alerta TV
                                                                              Alerta TV  1 days back

                                                                              Mc Donals is NOT FOOD is monster GMO franken garbage , CNBC will NEVER tell you this company's run side by side with Pharma Industry, they are here too POISON you so you can get diabetes , High blood pressure, is all MIND CONTROL FOR ZOMBIES

                                                                              • Stephen Crabbe
                                                                                Stephen Crabbe  1 days back

                                                                                They can not be franchised also one of the best jobs Ive ever had

                                                                                • Stephen Crabbe
                                                                                  Stephen Crabbe  1 days back

                                                                                  Because it is still family owned

                                                                                  • David Starkey
                                                                                    David Starkey  1 days back

                                                                                    They also treat their employees like crap slave-driving micromanage don't pay on the cost of living when you stop in White Castle just ask their employees how the corporation treats them and Lisa Ingram that's running it she sexist she favors her females

                                                                                    • fredfirestoner
                                                                                      fredfirestoner  1 days back

                                                                                      what do they use for beef in China? water buffalo??

                                                                                      • Arch Dawg
                                                                                        Arch Dawg  1 days back

                                                                                        We got one in Pontiac! Been there a long time too. We used to have 2 in Waterford aswell but those closed down...Great place to eat!

                                                                                        • R Brown
                                                                                          R Brown  1 days back

                                                                                          Actually White Castle copied a small Hamburger business call Cozy Inn which is still in Business (Salina, Kansas), Cozy Inn still makes the original hamburger untouched in over 90 years...I just spent over an hour at a new white castle in Scottsdale AZ to try there current burger, it was not worth the time...they were terrible

                                                                                          • ozawashere
                                                                                            ozawashere  1 days back

                                                                                            well i have never seen a single white castle wonder why its not a fast food giant? im not even going to watch the video but im gonna guess its because of poor managment

                                                                                            • MrJreed1000
                                                                                              MrJreed1000  1 days back

                                                                                              Problem is .. there are only 17 of them in America... where are they? Plus their burgers are getting kinda pricey.. $1 per burger... to much.. keep it around 49cent... so we can buy 10 at a time like we really want to

                                                                                              • Qulin Taylor
                                                                                                Qulin Taylor  1 days back

                                                                                                Being born & raised in Dayton, Ohio is this makes me like the brand even more. We miss having locations in every town but are willing to go out of our way for them 🤗

                                                                                                • Breonnick
                                                                                                  Breonnick  2 days back

                                                                                                  Why Isn’t White Castle A Fast-Food Giant?

                                                                                                  Only a question some one who never had White Castle would ask. White Castle is ass.