It’s official! White Castle, home of the iconic “slider” hamburger, broke ground today on the first Arizona restaurant for the 98-year-old family-owned business. Located at 9310 East Via de Ventura in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Talking Stick Entertainment District near Scottsdale, White Castle expects to start satisfying the taste buds of Arizona “Cravers” by Fall 2019.

“White Castle has so many fans in the Phoenix area who have been clamoring for us to come,” noted Lisa Ingram, 4th generation family member, White Castle president and CEO, who was on-site for the groundbreaking event earlier today. “Many years ago, we sent semi-trucks full of sliders across the nation to Fountain Hills to temporarily satisfy their Crave. Today, we’re officially here for the long haul.” 

The new restaurant is expected to bring 70 to 80 new jobs to the area. 

Since its inception nearly 100 years ago, White Castle has held fast to its founder’s belief that families everywhere should be able to enjoy an evening at a restaurant with tasty food at a great value. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, White Castle is excited to venture west to become part of the desert community, providing a place where morning, noon and night, fans can satisfy their cravings and create memorable moments.

Founded in 1921, White Castle is home to The Original Slider®, recognized by Time Magazine as the most influential burger of all time. Today, White Castle’s famous fare is served 24 hours a day, seven days a week in most restaurants, including breakfast.