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Slider Power Hour

baby%20white%20castle.png After its opening in 1921, White Castle was the first restaurant chain to introduce hamburgers to mainstream America and coin the term "sliders" for its beloved mini square burgers. The chain of popular hamburger stands soon spread to over a dozen cities, including Chicago, by 1930. In order to attract business, the founder modeled the stands to look like the Chicago's Water Tower, creating the distinguished image of a white-glazed medieval castle that White Castle is known for today. [~EN~/City of Chicago]

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