Woman who met husband in drive-thru, man who visited 165 White Castles in 21 days, and news anchor who dresses in White Castle-themed costumes for Halloween are among this year’s winners
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 20, 2022 – White Castle, the family-owned fast-food hamburger chain and popular consumer-packaged goods business, inducted 10 of its most loyal and passionate customers into its Cravers Hall of Fame on Thursday. The 10 inductees, who come from eight states, were chosen from a large number of entries that all showed just how far some people will go to satisfy their White Castle “Crave.”
White Castle inducted 10 of its most loyal and passionate customers into its Cravers Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 19.
The 10 members of the 21st class of the Cravers Hall of Fame were formally inducted during an in-person ceremony at White Castle’s home office in Columbus. White Castle provided the inductees with complimentary travel, dining and hotel accommodations as well as a reception in their honor. Each one received a plaque commemorating their special place in the Cravers Hall of Fame. In addition, their individual stories will be featured on the restaurant’s iconic slider box packaging.
“Yesterday was a very special day for White Castle, with 10 more incredible fans joining our Cravers Hall of Fame,” said Jamie Richardson, vice president at White Castle. “They all have such unique and interesting stories about the ways in which White Castle has played a significant role in their lives. As a family-owned business, we’re really touched to hear about their personal connection with White Castle.”
The Cravers Hall of Fame is an exclusive club that White Castle created in 2001 to recognize its most zealous fans, who are affectionately referred to as Cravers. Each year, hundreds of Cravers submit their White Castle stories in hopes of being chosen for the Cravers Hall of Fame. While some of the stories are funny, some are poignant and some are remarkable, all of them are very personal, heartfelt testaments to the ways in which White Castle has touched lives and created lasting memories.
This year’s stories include a woman who met her husband in a White Castle drive-thru, a man who shared White Castle on his first date with the woman who eventually became his wife, a teacher who had his eighth grade students develop their writing skills by drafting reviews of White Castle sliders, a man who celebrated his 60th birthday in 2021 by visiting 165 White Castle locations in 21 days, and a man who credits White Castle for helping to maintain his friendship with his high school buddies for over 35 years.
In addition, Monica Day, an anchor with Columbus’ NBC affiliate WCMH Channel 4, was chosen as the “Craver in Extremis.” White Castle created this title in 2002 to recognize public figures, celebrities and pop icons who have publicly expressed their love of White Castle. Monica frequently talks about her passion for the brand on the air. She has shared White Castle’s stuffing recipe with her fans and viewers and even wore a White Castle-themed costume to Columbus’ celebrated HighBall Halloween party. She joins the likes of Alice Cooper, Telfar Clemens, Adam Richman, Kal Penn and John Cho, and the late Stan Lee as Cravers in Extremis members of the Cravers Hall of Fame.
Since the Hall of Fame’s start in 2001, a total of 272 inductees have been honored with this distinguished award. Nominations for the next class of Cravers Hall of Famers can be submitted now through White Castle’s website here.
This article was shared with Prittle Prattle News as a Press Release.