5. White Castle
Claim to fame: Sliders
There is a certain amount of glee that comes to people when the words “White Castle” are spoken.
While Krystal has made a name for itself in the South, the king of the slider world is indeed White Castle. Believe it or not, this chain is over 97 years old, and it introduced the fast-food world to the art of the “slider,” a mini burger that can be consumed quickly and numerously. Remarkably for a restaurant that’s over 100 years old, White Castle’s quality has never wavered, and you can taste the flavor, and the love, within each slider.
Northerners who have made their way South have been pleading with White Castle to build outlets in their new neck-of-the-woods, thumbing their nose at the southern version of their beloved White Castle. While they have rebuffed that request, you can find those legendary sliders in grocery stores, and that’s a nice consolation prize for the northern transplants.
Best menu item: Sliders
It’s what made the franchise the legend it is today, and the quality hasn’t diminished one bit.
Worst menu item: None
That’s right! White Castle doesn’t have a single bad item on their menu. Not one.