White Castle mania has hit the strip. The Ohio-based fast food chain, known for its 2-inch by 2-inch steam-grilled burgers, opened its westernmost outpost Tuesday at the Best Western Plus Casino Royale.
Fans lined up two hours in advance to be the first to get burgers.
White Castle is so synonymous with late-night cravings that it inspired an entire movie, “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.”
On Tuesday White Castle fans, often referred to as part of the Craver Nation, waited as long as three hours to get their first fresh bite of a craver.
Few customers eat just one burger, inspiring sales in multiples: the sack of 10 goes for $9.99, a suitcase of 30 for $34.99 and a craver crate filled with 100 burgers sells for $109.99. Four sliders, French fries and a soda goes for $7.99, add cheese for another buck.
The fast food stand’s other dishes include chicken or fish on a steamed bun, crinkle cut fries and a version of onion rings made with chicken. In December, veggie burgers were added to the menu.
The 5,615-square-foot fast-foot joint contains a mural replete with vintage White Castle locations and Las Vegas images. Guests serve themselves from soda machines and sit on stools at this 24-hour location.
Also of note, White Castle-branded T-shirts are available so you can take that Vegas stop home.
The next closest White Castle sits in Cape Girardeau, some 1,665 miles away in southern Missouri.