22 Apr, 2021, 10:52 ET
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- White Castle invites everyone who has had a COVID-19 vaccine to stop by their local Castle for a complimentary dessert-on-a-stick. Between April 22 and May 31, the family-owned fast-food hamburger chain will be giving away the desserts as a way to celebrate customer vaccinations and the promise of brighter days ahead.
"From the start of the pandemic, we've shared the message that there is 'unity in community,'" said Jamie Richardson, a vice president at White Castle. "We're thankful the vaccines are now widely available to all citizens 16 and over so that every adult can do their part to help our country return to all that we love and Crave."
White Castle offers four versions of its delicious dessert on a stick: Gooey Buttercake-on-a-Stick, Fudge Dipped Brownie-on-a-Stick, Fudge Dipped Cheesecake-on-a-Stick and, as of earlier this month, the brand-new Birthday Cake-on-a-Stick in honor of the company's 100th birthday this year. They're available to customers who share proof of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. No other purchase is necessary.
"This 'vax for snacks' effort is just another way to support our communities as we make our way through this pandemic," Richardson said. "Our desire is for all of our friends, neighbors and Cravers near and far to enjoy good health. For those getting vaccinated we are here to celebrate with you!"
This dessert-on-a-stick offer is the latest of several initiatives that White Castle has undertaken the past year to support people during the pandemic. Last spring, White Castle gave away $1 million worth of free combo meals to EMTs, paramedics, nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals who were risking their own health and safety to ensure the rest of us were taken care of. Throughout the summer, White Castle delivered more than 15,000 free Sliders to hospital, grocery store and retail food workers. They also gave a 20% discount to grocery store and retail food workers — the frontline heroes who were feeding America's communities — as well as EMTs, first responders and healthcare workers. And although "back to school" didn't look like normal in 2020, White Castle gave teachers and school employees a 20% discount from late August to late September as a token of appreciation for their commitment to our students.
In addition to giving away food and offering discounts, White Castle also hosted two fundraisers for restaurant workers impacted by the pandemic. A virtual dance party on National Slider Day in May and a reading of "Twas the Night Before Cravemus" by actor Richard Dreyfuss in December helped White Castle raise $35,000 for the National Restaurant Association's "Restaurant Employee Relief Fund" and "Change is on the Menu" campaign.
About White Castle®
White Castle, America's first fast-food hamburger chain, has been making hot and tasty Sliders as a family-owned business for 100 years. Based in Columbus, Ohio, White Castle started serving The Original Slider® in 1921. Today, White Castle owns and operates more than 360 restaurants dedicated to satisfying customers' cravings morning, noon and night and sells its famous fare in retail stores nationwide. The Original Slider, named in 2014 as Time Magazine's most influential burger of all time, is served alongside a menu of creatively crafted sliders and other mouthwatering food options, including White Castle's Impossible™ Slider, named by Thrillist in 2019 as the "Best Plant-Based Fast Food Burger." White Castle's commitment to maintaining the highest quality products extends to the company owning and operating its own meat processing plants, bakeries and frozen-food processing plants. White Castle is known for the legendary loyalty of its team members, more than 1 in 4 of whom have worked for White Castle for at least 10 years, and of its faithful fans, affectionately referred to as Cravers, many of whom compete each year for entry into the Cravers Hall of Fame. The official White Castle app, available at iTunes App Store or Google Play, makes it easy for Cravers to access sweet deals and place pickup orders any time. They can also have their orders delivered using one of White Castle's delivery partners. For more information on White Castle, visit whitecastle.com.
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