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January 30th, 2015 at 3:15:46 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

No sane and sober person should want to eat that crap. But it may continue to do well, there's enough insane chemically fueled people to play 6:5 "blackjack" in las vegas.



I ate a white castle burger once in my life. It was Memorial Day or 4th of July or Labor day at El Cortez, where they give out WC burgers for free. I felt like I overpaid (free). It was disgusting. I can't imagine people willing to pay for that crap much less stand in line for hours to pay for that crap.
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January 30th, 2015 at 11:01:14 PM permalink
I might stop by the WC tonight. Anyone know when they're open/closed? 24/7?
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January 30th, 2015 at 11:16:27 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

No sane and sober person should want to eat that crap. But it may continue to do well, there's enough insane chemically fueled people to play 6:5 "blackjack" in las vegas.



I guess it's something you get used to, although I've never thought that they were bad or gross. I grew up with one a few miles from home, and my Dad brought them home once every couple weeks. Once I was old enough to drink, it was almost automatic to go there on the way home after the bars.

I still grab lunch or dinner there 1-2x a month. I'm curious to try the new Veggie slider, but haven't yet.

that being said, I won't be going to the new one on the Strip when I visit in July, since it's old hat to me. I WILL be hitting In & Out Burger for the first time ever though!
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January 31st, 2015 at 1:44:23 PM permalink
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I am still saying it will be the highest grossing fast food location in the whole country.



Anyone know what IS the highest grossing? My guess is the McDonalds right on 42nd St. near 8th Ave.

WC by the way has great burgers that go down real smooth. Get half a dozen and you will smile.
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December 2nd, 2022 at 6:53:01 AM permalink
oh it is great
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December 2nd, 2022 at 7:07:06 AM permalink
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oh it is great
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You bumped a 7 year old thread to say this??
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December 2nd, 2022 at 8:02:39 AM permalink
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oh it is great
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You bumped a 7 year old thread to say this??
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I mean, White Castle IS awesome... I try to go every time I'm in Vegas.
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December 2nd, 2022 at 8:14:07 AM permalink
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oh it is great
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You bumped a 7 year old thread to say this??
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I mean, White Castle IS awesome... I try to go every time I'm in Vegas.
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I am not a big fan but I didn't grow up with it.
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December 2nd, 2022 at 9:20:52 AM permalink
Tried it once when It came to Vegas and thought it was literal trash. I donít get it 🤷‍♂️
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December 2nd, 2022 at 9:26:31 AM permalink
First time I flew into St. Louis I spotted a WC near the car rental so stopped in, this was about 8 pm. Burgers were crap and the clientele worse. I ate quickly in silence and kept feeling like Tom Hanks in Big when he spent the night in a fleabag motel
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December 2nd, 2022 at 11:18:56 AM permalink
I just remember them not tasting good and killing my stomach. Not to mention it wasnít cheap at all.
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December 2nd, 2022 at 12:03:27 PM permalink
I remember the buzz about White Castle just prior to the emergence of fast food places. I remember going to a White Castle in Queens and loving the food - but these were probably the first hamburgers I had ever eaten. It was the novelty. In retrospect, it seems strange that the White castle franchise never tried to improve their ultra-greasy cooking processes to better compete with McDonalds.
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December 2nd, 2022 at 12:21:54 PM permalink
As an east coaster I grew up with white castle and find the burgers delicious.

They do have a local nickname of "Murder Burgers" because the heartburn afterwards can be excruciating.

It's a trade-off lol.

They are the cheapest burger in town. A single square goes for 72 cents!!!

In the seventies it was 26 cents.
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December 2nd, 2022 at 1:33:12 PM permalink
Iím not proud of it, but I love White Castle. Received a 12 pack as a birthday present 10 ish years ago! I considered it a great present!
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December 2nd, 2022 at 2:38:32 PM permalink
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there was a similar chain that operated for quite a while in the DC/Baltimore area - Lttle Tavern - small hamburgers and cheeseburgers

their beef wasn't high quality but their rolls were soft and very good - and the way they topped it off with grilled onions, mustard and ketchup made it very tasty

they're gone - I miss them a little bit






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December 2nd, 2022 at 2:38:41 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

As an easy coaster I grew up with white castle and find the burgers delicious.

They do have a local nickname of "Murder Burgers" because the heartburn afterwards can be excruciating.

It's a trade-off lol.

They are the cheapest burger in town. A single square goes for 72 cents!!!

In the seventies it was 26 cents.
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I forgot about that. Yes, the heartburn. I donít know any other burger that does that.
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December 2nd, 2022 at 3:45:53 PM permalink
You can get frozen White Castle burgers at most grocery stores now. Whenever I have a craving that's what I have to do because there are no White Castles where I live.
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December 2nd, 2022 at 4:01:09 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

As an east coaster I grew up with white castle and find the burgers delicious.

They do have a local nickname of "Murder Burgers" because the heartburn afterwards can be excruciating.

It's a trade-off lol.

They are the cheapest burger in town. A single square goes for 72 cents!!!

In the seventies it was 26 cents.
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I don't care how many lies you've been told, size does matter. Can you really call it the cheapest, if it's also the smallest? I guess you can if you really want to. I doubt most people just have one.

I really don't consider White Castle burgers actual burgers, so if you're comparing them to burgers, they just don't hold up to a real hamburger. I say the same when talking about Mcdonald's, technically they are hamburgers, but Mcdonald's should really just be its own special category, as should White Castle.

Once in a while, I'm in the mood for some White Castle, but I can't say that I'm a big fan of White Castle, however, I do wish I had some right now, it sounds good.
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December 2nd, 2022 at 4:07:37 PM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

I just remember them not tasting good and killing my stomach. Not to mention it wasnít cheap at all.
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It's amazing the one thing that kills your stomach is WC and not the slummy rat-infested ground cooked meals you eat in back alleyways during your travels.
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December 2nd, 2022 at 4:23:09 PM permalink
I had White Castle for (I'm pretty sure) the first time during our November trip to downtown Vegas.

The kids seemed disgusted just being inside the restaurant and waited for me at the gift shop across the street.

I ordered a regular, cheese slider, and a fish slider.

Back at the hotel, I sliced up the beef sliders and we all gave them a meh rating. But I'm certain they gave me a chicken slider instead of fish (they're both $1.99 surprisingly). Based on the texture and (nondescript) taste, I really hope it was chicken.
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December 2nd, 2022 at 5:10:13 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

You can get frozen White Castle burgers at most grocery stores now. Whenever I have a craving that's what I have to do because there are no White Castles where I live.
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My wife likes the frozen White Castle burgers but had the in store product. In her mind the frozen White Castle burgers met he expection of a small frozen burger but the in store product was horrible because she expected so much more from a restaurant. The company I worked for owned the Las Vegas stores and I ate way too many of them for free and still never thought much of them.
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December 2nd, 2022 at 5:19:33 PM permalink
I enjoy watching the movie Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, especially for one mistake the pair make. They live in Hoboken, NJ within about three miles of the Jersey City White Castle, but they drive over a hundred miles to South Jersey in search of the restaurant. Of course, they could be excused for their mistake since they were so stoned.
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December 2nd, 2022 at 6:59:34 PM permalink
Their buns remind me of soft rolls and they get really soggy, I dislike soggy bread.

Some people love grease-filled soggy buns.

Anytime I get a FF burger or chicken I have to dig in as soon as possible before the sogginess sets in. I can't ever take FF burgers or chicken sandwiches home to eat. I can't stand smashed buns either.
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December 2nd, 2022 at 7:11:49 PM permalink
Doesnít that say something about western FF?
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