The wait is almost over. Florida’s only White Castle slider hamburger restaurant is set to open on May 3, 2021 in Orlando with fanfare and a ribbon cutting at 8 a.m.
The Orlando Castle – one of the largest free-standing White Castles in the world – marks the brand’s return to Florida since operating four restaurants in Miami in the 1960s.
Located in Southwest Orlando, the restaurant is on track to be one of the first businesses to open at The Village at O-Town West new mixed-use development, after Portillo’s had to delay their opening. (Portillo’s still hasn’t reset an opening date.) O-Town West is off Palm Parkway, about three and a half miles from Disney Springs.
This newest Castle has hired 120 team members and managers. The family-owned business, founded in 1921, has been satisfying cravings for 100 years. Joining the grand opening festivities will be White Castle President and CEO Lisa Ingram – a fourth-generation family member – along with other family members and company leaders, local elected officials, development partners, invited guests, and the general public.
The Orlando Castle will be open for take-out, dine-in and drive-through service from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on grand opening day, then reopen on Tuesday with regular operating hours, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., seven days per week. At some point in the future, White Castle will operate 24 hours per day. Guest can “crave on” with a maximum order of 60 sliders per visit.
To ensure a tasty, fun and memorable experience for all during its Orlando Castle grand opening and every day, White Castle has implemented health and safety measures consistent with Orange County’s COVID-19 guidelines, including mask requirements for all team members and guests, social distancing, ongoing cleaning, and hand sanitizers and wipes.