Posts Tagged ‘White Castle’

Beto’s Beefed-Up Texas Campaign

October 19, 2018

Beto's Beefed-Up Texas Campaign

Back in August, Ted Cruz spokesperson Emily Miller called his Democratic political opponent Beto O’Rourke “a Triple Meat Whataburger liberal who is out of touch with Texas values.” The beef (ahem) started when the Fort Worth Star-Telegram claimed the O’Rouke logo looks like a Whataburger Spicy Ketchup packet.

Unlike Emily Miller (Baltimore) and Ted Cruz (Canada!), Whataburger and Beto O’Rourke were both born in Texas. So was film director Richard Linklater (BoyhoodDazed and ConfusedSlacker), who calls out Mr. Cruz for his distinctly un-Texan affection for White Castle sliders:


Influential Burger

January 25, 2014

Influential Burger

“The now-iconic square patty—which debuted in 1921 at the first White Castle in Wichita, Kansas—was the first burger to spawn a fast food-empire: by 1930, White Castle had 10 U.S. locations. But more importantly, the restaurant’s emphasis on cleanliness—facilities were white and customers could watch their burger meat being ground through a window—helped quell fears that all ground beef was as unsanitary as the stuff depicted in Upton Sinclair’s best-selling The Jungle, which was released in 1906. Its success paved the way for the great American burger obsession.”

— Sarah Begley, “The 17 Most Influential Burgers of All Time,” TIME Magazine (links added)


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Little Burgers, Big Buns

September 13, 2011

Little Burgers, Big Buns

A White Castle hamburger weighs 2 ounces. Martin Kessman weighs 290 pounds. Mr. Kessman loves his White Castle burgers, but complains that he can’t fit into the seats at the eatery, so he is suing the company under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mr. Kessman, a 64-year-old New York stockbroker, says his complaints to the company have been met with promises, condescension, and hamburger coupons so, after two years, he is bringing suit in Federal court. We do not know if his case has legal merit, but it’s been a juicy Double Slider® for headline writers: