COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In a show of appreciation to medical personnel, White Castle gave away free Sliders and combo meals throughout April to EMTs, paramedics, nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals.
In all, healthcare workers in White Castle's 14 markets enjoyed more than $1 million worth of free combo meals, funded entirely by the family-owned business.
In addition to the free combo meals, White Castle delivered more than 10,000 Sliders to hospital workers in Cincinnati, Columbus, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Louisville, Indianapolis, New York and New Jersey. It has plans this week and next to deliver 1,700 Sliders to five hospitals in Minneapolis and is working to schedule additional food drops in other cities.
"As a family-owned business for 99 years, White Castle has a long tradition of supporting the people in the communities we serve," said Jamie Richardson, vice president at White Castle. "We've been inspired by first responders everywhere who have been on the front lines fighting this pandemic, and we wanted to do what we could to feed their souls and to say thanks."
White Castle was so impressed by the heroic efforts of these first responders it made the commitment to offer healthcare workers one free meal a day for the month of April. The initiative was expanded by making food drops at hospitals, giving healthcare workers a little treat while working. Team members from multiple White Castle restaurants prepared and delivered Crave Cases and Crave Crates, each one holding individually packaged Original Sliders and Cheese Sliders.
"In the midst of this incredibly tough time, healthcare workers are putting it all on the line to serve and take care of us," Richardson said. "The complimentary food was our way of letting them know we appreciate everything they're doing. We are honored that we were able to give back to them."
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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 more than 99 years. Based in Columbus, Ohio, White Castle started serving The Original Slider®, made from 100% USDA inspected beef, in 1921. Today, White Castle owns and operates more than 365 restaurants dedicated to satisfying customers' cravings, morning, noon and night and sells its famous fare in retail stores nationwide, in a growing number of international locations, and at military exchanges around the world. 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 one in four 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 pick-up 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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