Orlando is first White Castle in Florida since the 1960’s
White Castle returns to Florida by the end of 2020 or early 2021 in Orlando. The Columbus, Ohio-based QSR is planning a restaurant at the site of Village at O-Town West. The Orlando White Castle will become part of the $1 billion O-Town West mixed-use development. The new project sits on Daryl Carter Parkway off of I-4.
In April, construction begins on the 4,500 square-foot restaurant. The new store was first announced to the followers of Bring White Castle to Florida Facebook page. Subsequently, the square-burger-slider-chain broke the news at the future site of its restaurant. White Castle’s Crave Mobile vehicle served the Original Slider, cheese sliders and jalapeno cheese sliders onsite.
White Castle originally operated a restaurant in Miami in the 1960’s. The new Village at O-Town West restaurant will also be one of the chain’s largest restaurants, according to a company announcement.
The hamburger brand has also been around for 98 years and is family-run. Lisa Ingram currently holds serves in the role of president and chief executive of White Castle. The fourth-generation family member and executive said it’s the right time to re-enter the state.
The Bring White Castle to Florida Facebook page had grown to over 9,800 followers prior to the new store announcement. White Castle owns and operates more than 375 restaurants and also sells its products in food-retailer stores.
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