White Castle Inducts Speaker of the House into Cravers Hall of Fame

America's first fast-food chain honors Speaker John Boehner's fondness for the Original Slider® hamburger at "Castles at the Capitol" event

Jun 14, 2011, 15:43 ET from White Castle

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaker of the House and Ohio native, John Boehner (R-OH), was inducted into White Castle's 2011 Cravers Hall of Fame as part of the company's first "Castles at the Capitol" event on Tuesday.

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Speaker Boehner is the first Craver of 2011 to be instated into this prestigious club of die-hard White Castle fans.

"Every year, a select number of Cravers and honorary celebrity Cravers are inducted into White Castle's Cravers Hall of Fame," said Jamie Richardson, vice president of government and corporate relations. "Speaker Boehner has shared with us his fond memories of eating White Castle as a kid in southwestern Ohio. There was no better timing to induct him than during our first 'Castles at the Capitol' event."  

Speaker Boehner grew up in Reading, Ohio, approximately 13 miles north of Cincinnati. As part of the induction ceremony, Speaker Boehner was given a commemorative plaque engraved with a 1963 image of White Castle's Cincinnati restaurant #11, where he frequented as a young boy.

About White Castle

White Castle is a family-owned business based in Columbus, Ohio that owns and operates more than 400 White Castle restaurants in 11 states. The company was founded in Wichita, Kansas in 1921 and is America's first fast-food hamburger chain. All White Castle burgers are made from 100-percent USDA approved beef. This year, the company celebrates its 90th birthday with special events and promotions occurring throughout the year. For more information on White Castle, visit www.whitecastle.com.

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