White Castle Sounds Call for Cravers in 10th Annual Cravers Hall of Fame Competition

Winners to join 67 previous inductees, including members of The Smithereens rock band and "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" stars Kal Penn and John Cho

Jun 21, 2010, 07:30 ET from White Castle

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- White Castle has issued the call for entries for the 10th anniversary of its annual Cravers Hall of Fame Competition. Through Aug. 31, contestants may submit original stories about their extreme efforts to satisfy cravings for the company's bite-sized, square hamburgers on the WhiteCastle.com website. Winning Cravers will be flown to Columbus, Ohio to attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in November.

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"If your insatiable desire for the steam-grilled-on-a-bed of onions taste of The Original Slider® has inspired daring deeds or other historic events, then you may be chosen to walk the hallowed halls of the Cravers Hall of Fame," said Jamie Richardson, vice president of corporate and government relations. "For 10 years, this elite honor has been reserved for the truly exceptional . . . those who have gone beyond, stayed up late, driven far and sacrificed much to consume their coveted Sliders."

Family owned and the nation's first fast-food hamburger chain, White Castle is renowned for the loyalty of its fans, fondly known as Cravers. Since the 2001 creation of the Hall of Fame, 6,629 Cravers have vied for the honor. Only 67 have been inducted, including rock musicians, movie stars and a Greek Orthodox priest who satisfied his crave after a 40-day religious fast. Their stories are preserved in the Hall of Fame section of the White Castle website.

Only one entry is accepted per Craver, and those who complete their entries by the Aug. 31 deadline will receive a gift. Stories will be evaluated for originality, duration and extent of the "Crave." Official rules are available at www.whitecastle.com/cravers/hall-of-fame-rules.

About White Castle

White Castle is a family-owned business based in Columbus, Ohio that owns and operates 421 White Castle Restaurants in 11 states. The company was founded in Wichita, Kansas in 1921 and was the first fast-food hamburger chain. For more information on White Castle, visit www.whitecastle.com.

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