White Castle to open its first restaurant in Arizona in 2019

Posted at 9:27 AM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 13:11:34-04

This is not a drill.

White Castle has announced plans to open a restaurant in Arizona.

The Ohio-based hamburger chain known for its sliders will open at "The Blocks" at Pima Center, a development near the Loop 101 and Via de Ventura. It is slated to open in "late 2019."

"For years, Cravers in Arizona have been asking us to feed their souls by bringing our delicious sliders to the state, and we’re happy to announce that we’re going to make this dream a reality,” said Jamie Richardson, vice president at White Castle, in a prepared statement.

It is expected to bring 50-75 jobs to the area. It will be the first family-owned location west of the Mississippi, the company said.

In 2017, a 24-hour White Castle opened on the Las Vegas Strip.