COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For 95 years, grandparents have passed their love of the Crave onto the next generation of Cravers – their grandchildren. September is National Grandparents Month, and this year, White Castle, through its Castle Shares initiative, is honoring the special bond grandparents and grandchildren share by investing in the next generations' future. Throughout the month of September, grandparents and grandchildren across the country are invited to enter a contest on social media for a chance to win one of 10 $250 cash prizes. Grandparents can put the money towards their grandchildren's education or use it to create more memorable moments together.
"As a family-owned business, we understand the key role grandparents play in our lives," said Jamie Richardson, White Castle vice president. "At White Castle, we celebrate Grandparents Month by encouraging older generations of Cravers to share precious memories and valuable life lessons with their grandchildren."
During National Grandparents Month, White Castle invites Cravers of all generations to share pictures and videos of their family's memorable moments on Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #WCGrandparentsContest.
"We're very fortunate to have such a loyal, dedicated fan base," said Richardson. "Our Cravers are passionate about White Castle, and at White Castle, we feel strongly about giving back to the communities and people we serve on a daily basis. We celebrate memorable moments, and to be able to provide this special opportunity for grandparents and their grandchildren is priceless."
The contest runs from September 1 to September 30, 2016. For contest rules and regulations, please visit https://www.whitecastle.com/promotions/grandparents.
About White Castle®
White Castle, America's first fast-food hamburger chain based in Columbus, Ohio, is celebrating 95 years as a family-owned business. The company was founded in Wichita, Kansas, in 1921 serving The Original Slider® which was named the most influential burger of all time in 2014 by Time. All White Castle Sliders are made from 100 percent USDA inspected beef. Today White Castle owns and operates nearly 400 restaurants in 12 states and has two dedicated Crave Mobiles that attended hundreds of events in 2015. 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 signature products 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.
WhiteCastle.com is a culture center for Cravers, the chain's loyal and passionate fan base, connecting like-minded Slider enthusiasts from around the globe in a social media setting. For more information on White Castle and to see the Craver Hall of Fame, visit whitecastle.com.
About Castle Shares
By feeding hunger, hope and dreams, the White Castle family helps build strong, thriving, Craver communities through the Castle Shares program. Founder Billy Ingram believed in taking care of people and giving back to the community. His philosophy still remains a focus of the family-owned business after 95 years. White Castle donates over $2 million every year to a variety of charities across the nation. In 2015, White Castle raised a record $940,000 through its Autism Puzzle Piece campaign, which was donated to Autism Speaks. The White Castle family supports more than 50 charities each year with volunteers, money and food donations.
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