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:
9310 East Vía de Ventura
White Castle #13
965 N High St
White Castle #44
2106 N High St
White Castle #63
2140 S Wabash
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.
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.