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Twelve new White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame members from across the United States were inducted in Columbus on February 19, 2019.
Cravers Hall of Fame inductees receive a celebratory plaque; full travel, dining and hotel accommodations; and the right to be honored forever in sliderdom.
Since 2001, White Castle has inducted 215 members into the Cravers Hall of Fame.
The "Craver in Extremis" category was added in 2002 for celebrity Cravers like Alice Cooper, Kal Penn and John Cho, Telfar Clemens and the late Stan Lee.
WHITE CASTLE INDUCTS TWELVE DEVOTED FANS INTO ITS 18th ANNUAL CRAVERS HALL OF FAME





COLUMBUS, Ohio – White Castle, America's first fast-food hamburger chain, has built a passionate fan base, commonly referred to as "Cravers," that are loyal, dedicated, and willing to do nearly anything to satisfy their Crave. That's why White Castle created the Cravers Hall of Fame in 2001, as the industry's most exclusive, honorary club to recognize the restaurant chain's most zealous fans.

For the past year, White Castle customers from across the country have gone to great lengths for the opportunity to be inducted into the coveted Cravers Hall of Fame as part of the 2018 class. After judging nearly 500 entries with personal, funny and heartfelt stories, White Castle selected 12 of the most dedicated fans to be honored forever in sliderdom as part of the celebratory club. Each member was formally inducted into the 18th annual White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame during a special ceremony at the White Castle Leadership Conference in the chain's hometown of Columbus on February 19, 2019. In addition to full travel, dining and hotel accomodations, each inductee received a celebratory plaque in front of hundreds of White Castle leadership and operations team members.

"Every year, we're amazed by the creative and touching stories we receive from Cravers who've made a tradition out of visiting our restaurants," said Jamie Richardson, vice president of White Castle. "We receive hundreds of entries each year, many telling the stories of growing up with our brand, sharing our food with younger generations, celebrating weddings and anniversaries with us, or even traveling across the world to get a taste of the one-of-a-kind flavor our sliders offer."

To determine the Hall of Fame's most deserving Cravers, the judges set criteria based on brand loyalty, creative presentation, originality and magnitude of the Crave. In 2002, White Castle added the "Craver in Extremis" category to recognize public figures, celebrities and pop icons; including Alice Cooper, Kal Penn and John Cho, Telfar Clemens and the late Stan Lee, who have all publicly expressed their love of White Castle.

To date, 215 inductees have been honored with this distinguished award.





Craveworthy video games, love stories and birthday traditions round out the 2018 Cravers Hall of Fame class.
CONTACT INFO:
Graham Shippy or Mac Joseph
Paul Werth Associates
Phone: 614-224-8114
gshippy@paulwerth.com
mjoseph@paulwerth.com


"Every year, we're amazed by the creative and touching stories we receive from Cravers who've made a tradition out of visiting our restaurants"


- Jamie Richardson


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To determine the Hall of Fame's most deserving Cravers, the judges set criteria based on brand loyalty, creative presentation, originality and magnitude of the Crave.

Warren Davis, Los Angeles, CA – "Craver. Gamer. Hall of Famer"
Noah Martin, Chicago, IL – "A Prince of Sliders"
Mark Hammergren, Sacramento, CA – "Vegas or Bust"
Henry Leathers, Louisville, KY – "The Morning Cravers' Club"
Robert Matarese, East Greenbush, NY – "Generations of Crave"
Moses and Carmen Perez, Chicago, IL – "A Match Made in White Castle"
Dolores Brown, Alexandria, VA – "A White Castle Patriot"
Peter Bevilacqua, Nanuet, NY – "A Birthday Crave"
Ronald Cherry, Bellerose Manor, NY – "Spreading the Crave"
Adam and Whitney Ross, Fort Worth, TX – "A White Castle Love Story"











The Class of 2018 inductees includes:
Meet the Class of 2018 Inductees
View photos of the new Cravers Hall of Fame members from their big day. Click each image for more details.
White Castle, America's first fast-food hamburger chain based in Columbus, Ohio,has been making Bold Moves™as a family-owned business for 98 years. The company was founded in Wichita, Kansas, in 1921, serving The Original Slider®, made from 100 percent USDA inspected beef. Today White Castle owns and operates nearly 400 restaurants in 13 states. The pioneering original slider, Time Magazine's most influential burger of all time, is served alongside a menu of creatively crafted sliders and other tasty food options. White Castle's commitment to maintaining the highest quality products extends to the company owning and operating its own meat processing plants and bakeries as well as three frozen food processing plants.The retail division markets White Castle's famous fare in grocery, club stores, convenience stores, vending operations and concessions across the United States and in a growing number of international locations, including military base exchanges around the world.

Cravers on-the-go can access sweet deals and place a pick-up order any time in the official White Castle app. Download the app today from the iTunes App Store or Google Play. For more information on White Castle visit whitecastle.com.

Media Contacts:
Graham Shippy or Mac Joseph
P: 614-224-8114

gshippy@paulwerth.com
mjoseph@paulwerth.com



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