Walter A. Anderson c9-founded the White Castle chain selling small square hamburgers. The store offered a special in the early days selling five hamburgers for 10 cents. Billy Ingram was the cook and partner but later bought the White Castle company from Anderson in 1933.
Anderson is credited with being the inventor of the hamburger bun. The White Castle hamburgers. He instituted the assembly line that is used in fast food places today. He used fresh ground beef and fresh onions but today the company uses small frozen patties in the production of the hamburgers.
When I was stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana I can remember the White Castle hamburger place downtown. I never saw another White Castle store while living in Louisiana and Tennessee. However they can be found in some grocery stores in the frozen food section.
Krystal’s Similar To White Castle
Rody Davenport Jr. and J.Glenn Sherrill founded Krystals in 1932 after studying some White Castle hamburger places in operation. Their hamburgers are very similar to the White Castle hamburgers.
I have eaten the Krystal’s hamburgers here in Knoxville. The burgers are small but still the most I could eat at one sitting is five.
Joey Chestnut a professional eating contestant holds the current record for most Krystals eaten having eaten 103 in eight minutes. I don’t think I could eat eight in eight minutes.
The small hamburgers are a welcome change from the Big Mac’s and Whoppers we find at McDonalds and Burger King.
There are only 392 White Castles compared to 13,000 McDonalds. Krystals has 380 stores.