White Castle is an American regional fast food hamburger restaurant chain in the Midwestern United States and in the New York metropolitan area, generally credited as the first fast food chain. It is known for its small, square hamburgers. Sometimes referred to as 'sliders', the burgers were priced at five cents until the 1940s, and remained at ten cents for years thereafter. For several years, when the original burgers sold for five cents, White Castle periodically ran promotional ads in local newspapers which contained coupons offering five burgers for ten cents, takeout only. White Castle was founded in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas. The original location was the NW corner of First and Main. Cook Walter A. Anderson partnered with insurance man Edgar Waldo 'Billy' A Ingram to make White Castle into a chain of restaurants and market White Castle.
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