Thanksgiving is going to be a little different this year thanks to COVID-19. Big gatherings will, in many cases, give way to smaller celebrations with close friends and family. But that doesn’t mean the holiday can’t still be an affair to remember.
Always wanting to create memorable moments for its Craver Nation, White Castle is providing plenty of inspiration for a special Thanksgiving celebration, whether observed virtually or in person.
For starters, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain has teamed up with Grammy-award winning musician Coolio to promote its beloved Slider-based stuffing recipe. The iconic ‘90s rapper and former host of the cooking show “Cookin’ with Coolio” will share his culinary talents online as he demonstrates how to make this ultimate Thanksgiving side dish.
White Castle introduced the stuffing recipe nearly 30 years ago using The Original Slider as the primary ingredient. In 2019, White Castle released a new version of the recipe using the Impossible Slider for Cravers who want a non-meat option. Both the traditional and meat-free recipes can be found on White Castle’s website under “Recipes.” The Original Slider and Impossible Slider can be purchased at White Castle restaurants. The Original Slider can also be picked up in freezer aisles at retail stores across the country. Whichever Slider is used, the recipe is the stuff(ing) dreams are made of!
White Castle is also encouraging customers to ditch the sweatpants we’ve all been wearing for months, get dressed up and enjoy a “Fancy Friendsgiving.” White Castle has paired up with actor, rapper and social media influencer Tim Chantarangsu, who will be sharing a series of posts on his YouTube channel showing how he celebrates his own Fancy Friendsgiving and encouraging others to share their crave-worthy twists on this classic celebration using the hashtag #WhiteCastleFriendsgiving. One lucky Craver will receive a limited edition Cravey Boat to adorn their future holiday feast table. White Castle will post more information on its social media accounts in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.
“White Castle exists to feed the souls of Cravers everywhere, in every possible way,” says Jamie Richardson, vice president at White Castle. “In a year unlike any other, we’re redefining how people celebrate Thanksgiving. Whether you’re flying solo, hosting a virtual gathering or joining a few friends and family members, we want to help make it a holiday to remember.
Instead of a turkey and other traditional Thanksgiving fixings, a Fancy Friendsgiving feast – or even Thanksgiving dinner, for that matter – can feature any combination of Sliders for the main course as well as White Castle’s tantalizing sides, such as French fries, onion rings and mozzarella cheese sticks. Customers can use White Castle’s new member loyalty program, Craver Nation, to receive discounts when purchasing food at any White Castle restaurant. New members will receive a free combo meal with four Original Sliders, a small order of French fries and a small soft drink when they sign up.