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

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?




  • So many people want it in Texas

    King PlopKing Plop30 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
  • The holes in the pattie cheapen the burger.

    Alx JetsonAlx Jetson45 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
  • They're also in Tennessee and the map does not show it. I put their taste in the same category as Krystal: YUCK! They both have the same taste of onion and Their bread comes from the same place by the way...

    DoNot NeedDoNot Needชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • For reason I'm done

    Jim DandyJim Dandy2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I’m eating a White Castle right now. Ya got me cravin......... And White Castle why no frozen jalapeño sliders ?

    James StrainJames Strain2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm surprised your Executive team hasn't told you to spring a few dollars to work on those eyebrows. Let's call those "cry brows". Ha Never had a White Castle, here we have Krystal's.

    Shawn McGovernShawn McGovern2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • White castle good company weekly pay for employees

    - P- P3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Racist.

    Digital CandyDigital Candy3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I have never tried white castle

    The guyThe guy4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • If their frozen burgers are anything like their burgers in the restaurants...they can keep them!

    Ed StyreEd Styre4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Sliders burgers a way to sell hamburgers with more bun and condiments and less ground beef.

    Amy SternheimAmy Sternheim5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • white castles needs to come to cali

    Sergio maciasSergio macias7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • "they were very persuasive" and I think he mentioned it was a "family" business on the strip.. lol White Castles first franchise owned by the mob lol

    no oneno one7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Bring White Castle to Seattle! :D

    Tory LivingstonTory Livingston7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Burgers never got bigger but the price has risen.

    Jay BeeJay Bee8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The only problem with White Castle is if you have two or three vehicles in front of you in the drive thru, it’s guaranteed you’re gonna be there a while.

    Alex GrayAlex Gray10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Probably because noone wants gray meat

    No NameNo Name12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • If their were White Castles in every state diarrhea numbers in this country would explode, and I do mean that literally.

    Daniel StackDaniel Stack13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I can’t speak for all of them but the ones I’ve been to around the Louisville area have really declined in quality. The price is still expensive for what you get and the good managers all seem to have retired or left. Quite sad for me as I really used to enjoy them.

    Chad QuickChad Quick15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Bring one To CANADA Or a Couple!

    Drew WachterDrew Wachter16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • White castle is kind of grimy tbh...

    Kiss two GaysKiss two Gays17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Simple, you have 1 store in vegas on the west coast, you have east coasters that are transplants and can not get white castle, plus generations of people that have never had them. Time to rethink the game white castle. I'll even manage one and I live in a college town where only place open 24 hours is mcdonalds, you have almost no other competition.

    Moe WhitfieldMoe Whitfield17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • "I was the first one who gave Mr. Anderson the idea to build white Castle" - TK Kirkland 😅

    T BozemanT Bozeman20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I grew up eating White Castle in Chicago and I haven't eaten it in about 15 to 20 years because the last time I ate it I had gas so bad my side was cramping for a couple of days. I use to love it but it will give you gas real bad.

    djbhedjbhe20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • CONNECTICUT has to drive in to the bronx for white castle

    NOVA_ REDNOVA_ RED22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • White Castle burgers used to be cheap now they're over price they have pretty much priced themselves out of business now nobody goes there except for their chicken and waffle sandwich and mozzarella sticks

    Don ellisDon ellis22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Wish they had one in the Pacific Northwest so I could try it. I’ve tried the frozen ones and they were terrible.

    khurekhure23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • can you guys do IN&OUT RESTURANTS

    Erik MajesticErik Majesticวันที่ผ่านมา
  • If wanted a burger and i saw a white castle and a burger king beside one another there would only be one choice..

    Harry PeachHarry Peachวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I walked by a way Castle on the Fremont strip in Vegas and it smell like armpits that's probably why they're not a fast food giant. If I won't eat it when I'm super drunk on vacation in Las Vegas it's a good indicator that I won't eat it ever

    Matthew HowellMatthew Howellวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Because their burgers are terrible....

    Josh StoltzfusJosh Stoltzfusวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Please Please Please come to Maryland! I miss my sliders so much since I moved from NY!!!!

    Richard KafkaRichard Kafkaวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’m sure the main reason may boil down to quality over quantity

    C.J. O'DellC.J. O'Dellวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I haven't eaten at McDonalds in 30 years. Terrible food.

    Pepper GrinderPepper Grinderวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why isn't White Castle being sued for using the word WHITE in the name?No lbtard or "person of color" catch this yet?LMAO

    William MorrisWilliam Morrisวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 5:15 please someone fix this poor woman's eyebrows

  • But why cant i get one without onions. I hate onions

  • heard they opened a krystal in las vegas they ran out of food in 2 hrs. oh yeah in nashville they used to have churchs chicken inside as well the honey butter biscuits were fire

    michael birdsongmichael birdsongวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow.. CNBC with some real journalism for a change. Very refreshing!

  • White Castle closed so many stores in New York City.

    Ricardo PolancoRicardo Polancoวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Their food is terrible.... That's why... Only people with five bucks and no taste eat that crap.

    On 2WheelsOn 2Wheelsวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Eyebrows...

    Brad SimmonsBrad Simmonsวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lies there are some in t.n

    tech 00128_#7738tech 00128_#7738วันที่ผ่านมา
  • White Castle is at a stage of stagnant growth so is an example of what ALL businesses must do if we are to tackle climate change without destroying any chance of an inhabitable Earth for the next generation. Of course, that probably won't happen, so instead, many (if not most) businesses can expect to be wiped off the face of the Earth entirely. At least they knew what was needed I guess.

  • Why not white castle in arenas and stadiums. Perfect small burgers for drinking patrons

    Tracy LawrenceTracy Lawrenceวันที่ผ่านมา
  • her question number 1 should be "where do i get eyebrows that look like eyebrows?"

  • Oh, I didn’t know living two blocks away from White Castle was that rare. Now I know why some relatives from different states are so amazed by White Castle.

  • 🍔🥰😉😳🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮.

    Shut Up!Shut Up!วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Love it! I hope they open one up in GA.

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

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

    James JohnsonJames Johnsonวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    GallowglassGallowglass2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • I grew up on the southside of Chicago eating them. The last time I had them was 15 to 20 years ago. I had to stop eating them because they gave me gas so bad my side was cramping but they are good.

      djbhedjbhe20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • They have them in Texas

    MONSTERS_8UMONSTERS_8U2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I admit it, my favorite burger

    dickylobsterdickylobster2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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!!!!

    Greg RibaGreg Riba2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • They've been meaning to get around to it, they just keep smoking.

    hihi2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Steamed burgers no thanks

    William HillWilliam Hill2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hahaahh in and out is way better way better and they are 1000 miles away also

    KOFFIN nailsKOFFIN nails2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • they taste like snot

    Tori SharpeTori Sharpe2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 5:30 wtf is up with her eyebrows

    KOFFIN nailsKOFFIN nails2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • White Castle just sucks ass

    ClickheredudeClickheredude2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Come to Scottsdale, Az just ooened a couple of months ago. U'd think the were serving gold. Its the 1st in Az.

    Kelli JohnsonKelli Johnson2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Utah next location white American

    OpochtliOpochtli2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • can u open a few in germany please.

    DOOM667DOOM6672 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You can buy Frozen Sliders at Walmart .YUCK

    colin lobocolin lobo2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Because anything white is bad.

    Freddy Marcel-MarcumFreddy Marcel-Marcum2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dumb stoner movies that are given to crap actors on to end a career in a child actor's life and career

    d dd d2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 dd d2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • International for them is not such a great idea

    d dd d2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • And bigger companies do experiment to work on improvements

    d dd d2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Why Isn’t White Castle A Fast-Food Giant?