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White Castle’s 1921 Slider, A Return To Fresh Beef

White Castle’s 1921 Slider is a fresh beef burger available only at two locations in Columbus, Ohio, and one in Chicago, Illinois. The name comes from the year that White Castle opened up operations, back when they would smash a ball of never frozen beef with freshly chopped onions. The 1921 Slider is seasoned with Lawry’s seasoned salt before cooking and also features a different bun/roll that is much more in line with a squishy burger bun.

The standard version comes with Lettuce, Tomato & Onion, which is how my wife Marcela ate hers. I went old school with Pickle, Mustard & Onion. My round two was Double 1921 Slider with Cheese, Pickle, Mustard & Onion. It was perfect.

Where can you find the White Castle 1921 Slider?

Only at these locations:

White Castle
9310 East Vía de Ventura
Scottsdale, Arizona

White Castle #13
965 N High St
Columbus, Ohio

White Castle #44
2106 N High St
Columbus, Ohio

White Castle #63
2140 S Wabash
Chicago, Illinois

White Castle’s 1921 Slider with Lettuce, Tomato & Onion
White Castle’s 1921 Slider with Pickle, Mustard & Onion
White Castle’s 1921 Double Cheese Slider with Pickle, Mustard & Onion
White Castle’s 1921 Double Cheese Slider with Pickle, Mustard & Onion

All About The Burger Book Signing

I’m in total agreement with Time Magazine’s statement that White Castle is the most influential burger of all time.

When planning out my National Burger Month book signing road trip, I knew that White Castle had to be one of the stops. Over the years, we have developed a friendship that started when I hosted their Cravemobile at one of my events at Magic City Casino (read about it here). The following year I was invited to their headquarters by Jamie Richardson (White Castle VP) and was given a tour of the iconic building, which concluded with a late lunch at one of the Castle locations (read about that here).

It turns out that the book signing happened at that same location. The only difference is that the whole structure was torn down and rebuilt since my last visit. It now has a time capsule buried below it.

Thank yous are in order to White Castle VP Jamie, White Castle Regional Director Theresa & White Castle Store Manager Shawn for all of their hospitality.

Burger Beast Book Signing at White Castle Poster
White Castle All About The Book Signing Poster
Burger Beast with Jamie Richardson (White Castle VP)
Burger Beast signing Jamie Richardson’s (White Castle VP) book, picture courtesy of Theresa Davis-Kaszubski
Jamie (White Castle VP), Burger Beast, Shawn (Store Manager) and Theresa (White Castle Regional Director)
Burger Beast with Jamie (White Castle VP), Theresa (White Castle Regional Director) and Shawn (Store Manager)
White Castle Order Counter
White Castle Entry Way
White Castle Plaque
White Castle 1921 Slider Cooking Equipment
White Castle sign from Original Building
White Castle B/W Pictures
White Castle Merchandise
White Castle Cup with All About The Burger Books
White Castle Double Slider with Cheese, Pickle, Mustard & Onion
White Castle – Burger Beast Approved

If you’d like to read more about the White Castle restaurant chain, my book All About the Burger covers their entire history.

Burger Beast Working at White Castle

I jumped at the opportunity to make a 1921 Slider from White Castle. It was a fun experience. Thank you to Shawn for his patience and to Theresa for re-instating me after what has to go down as one of the quickest firings in White Castle company history.

Fresh balls of beef for 1921 Sliders

Adding some Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

Not bad for my first try.
White Castle’s 1921 Slider with Cheese, Pickle, Mustard & Onion cooked by Burger Beast
Who knew?
Burger Beast gets the pink slip from Store Manager Shawn
I plead my case to Director of Operations Theresa to keep my job
Theresa gives me a second shot, so we toast with 1921 Sliders!
I’m back to register duty.
Serving my first beer at White Castle.
I have a feeling that lousy pour is going to cost me my job permanently.

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