WC is the first hamburger
chain ever opened (1921 in Ohio). Burgers
were 5 cents at the time. The building was designed to show strength and purity.
WC is located in 10 different
states (MI, OH, IL, IN, NY, KY, TN, MO, MN). It is NOT the same as Krystal burger.
on a cushion of steaming
onions, the little square burgers
(with five holes
for the steam go through so the burgers
never have to be turned) are served up on little soft buns with pickle chips and mustard. If you order them "with everything," you get ketchup, too. You can order cheeseburgers
and other miscellanea as well. The catch-phrase, "It's What You Crave," is apropos, as any Castle fan knows, they are addictive. It's the place you go to when
you get kicked
out of your
wedding hall at 2 am, bars close, or you just need that taste.
They are easy
in bad neighborhoods, you have to look a bit in the burbs
(bad neighborhoods serve 'em up faster).
They can be sent packed
in dry ice to other parts of the country, or you can find
them in the freezer section. But, nothing
beats them hot and fresh.
They used to be called sliders or gut bombs, but now they are trademarked as Slyders.
They are often
purchased by the sack (10) or the case (30). After drinking
too much, they are consumed in "time trials," to see the top speed for consuming
a sack of 10.
When I visit Detroit, the first stop from the airport is the White Castle on Livernois
and Warren Ave. Don't bring the good car.
"Yeah, lemme have
20 Castles with everything, two cokes, a shake, and onion chips."