It’s a fictional ending story of a former client of White Castle who was fed from the chain as a teenager living on the streets.
After turning to the chain when she had nowhere else to go, Jamie West had a total moment when she tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend, Drew Schmidt, inside one of the chain’s restaurants in Arizona.
West said she left the foster care system when she was about 12 years old and after spending time in the camps, wandered around the country trying to find work. After about a week of struggling to find food, West stumbled upon a white castle – the first she had ever seen.
“For a homeless, underage child, having any kind of safe space is life-changing,” West said. the people. “The first time I walked into the White Castle, the woman behind the counter said, ‘You poor thing.’ She gave me a fresh glass of water, a stack of slides and let me use the bathroom. I cleaned my face and washed my hands.”
After that encounter, West said that whenever she came across a White Castle, she knew it would be a safe place to go.
West and her husband tied the knot at the White Castle with more than 200 guests, both wearing custom-made outfits in the chain’s signature blue and gold.
White Castle touches for the event included endless slides, cheesecake, and a giant bun designed to look exactly like one of the company’s signature burgers.
“Jamie’s story serves as a reminder of the power of kindness and being with one another as we continue to focus on our goal of feeding the spirits of crafter generations everywhere,” said Jimmy Richardson, Vice President of White Castle. today.
There are an estimated 345 White Castle sites in the United States