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Alexandria Woman Inducted Into White Castle’s “Cravers Hall of Fame”

As a U.S. Diplomat, Dolores Brown’s work took her all over the world, but her journey home always ended at White Castle

Alexandria, VA – Dolores Brown grew up in New Jersey with a family tradition of dining out at White Castle every Friday. She later became a U.S. diplomat and her work took her to countries all over the world; a dream for some, but for others, a serious slider hiatus. She quickly learned that the best way to feed her cravings after traveling abroad was to hightail it to White Castle as soon as she returned home.

Brown was formally inducted into the Cravers Hall of Fame on Feb. 19 at a special White Castle ceremony in the restaurant chain’s hometown of Columbus, OH. As one of 12 “Cravers” from across the country to be included in the 2018 class, she was recognized for a crave that knows no bounds and for her bold moves as a U.S. diplomat.

“You can find all sorts of U.S. fast food all over the earth, but not my crave, my White Castle,” she wrote in her submission. “The first thing I would do when I returned after spending a year or so abroad, no matter how long the flight or arduous the trip, was to hightail it to White Castle. Before going home, before doing anything.”

While stationed in Cairo, Brown found an online recipe for White Castle sliders and tried to replicate them herself. No matter her efforts, she could not match the hot and steamy taste of the real thing. Luckily, she had a daring friend who vowed to smuggle some sliders through Egyptian customs to feed her crave. Today, she’s back in the U.S. and has full access to the Sliders she so boldly craves.

“White Castle has a bold following of cravers around the world and it’s amazing to hear the funny, creative and heartwarming stories that illustrate how our sliders have impacted their lives,” said Jamie Richardson, vice president at White Castle. “The Cravers Hall of Fame is our way of showing our gratitude for the loyal and dedicated fans who have made our brand what it is today. It celebrates their memorable moments and the amazing ways that White Castle has become a part of their stories.”

White Castle launched the Cravers Hall of Fame in 2001 to celebrate and honor its most loyal fans. The judges evaluate submissions based on brand loyalty, creative presentation, originality and magnitude of the Crave. Nearly 250 White Castle fans have received this distinguished award since 2001. In 2002, White Castle added the “Craver in Extremis” category to recognize public figures, celebrities and pop icons; including Alice Cooper, Kal Penn and John Cho, Telfar Clemens, Anthony “Spice” Adams and the late Stan Lee, who have all publicly shown their love of White Castle.

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About White Castle®

White Castle, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain based in Columbus, Ohio, has been making Bold Moves™ as a family-owned business for more than 98 years. Cravers on-the-go can access sweet deals and place a pick-up order any time in the official White Castle app (iTunes App Store or Google Play) or in the frozen aisle at a grocery store near you.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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