After 50 Years, the Iconic Chain Serves Up Burgers in Miami-Dade Once More
Many of Hotspots’ readers have tasted White Castle’s famous “slider” burgers, especially if they grew up in the Northeast and Midwest. For people who were born and raised in Florida, however, one would have to go back in time — to 1967 — to remember the last time White Castles were served up in the Sunshine State. The now 90-year-old company abandoned the Florida market back then because it was too far away from its traditional supply routes.
Cut to 2014, when White Castle unveiled the “Crave Mobile.” In the past year, it has logged over 20,000 miles criss-crossing the country, bringing the brand’s delicious burgers and fries to all Americans — even in places that are not normally served by the fast-food chain. Now, for the first time since 1967, people can enjoy White Castle meals right here in South Florida. The van will be making two stops: the first will be at Miami’s Magic City Casino from 5 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, and later on at the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Ford Championship Weekend from November 20-22.
At Magic City Casino, White Castle will be participating as one of many restaurants in the Burger Beast special-edition food truck roundup. Dozens of food trucks will be taking part, most of them unique to South Florida. People can also enjoy their dinner to the sounds of live music throughout the evening.
“Most people thought they’d never be back, but those folks are about to eat their words,” Sef Gonzalez of Burger Beast said when announcing the addition of White Castle to the event’s lineup. “But here we are, 50 years later, and White Castle’s Crave Mobile will be gracing us with its presence at the Welcome Back to Miami White Castle Party.” The Crave Mobile is available for rental via White Castle corporate, so these two Miami-Dade appearances may not be the end for these sackfuls of sliders in South Florida.