White Castle Unveils Veggie Burgers

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You can't really go wrong with ranch dressing.
You can't really go wrong with ranch dressing.Photo: Courtesy of White Castle

You might not expect “health” to be a top priority at the chain that invented “chicken rings” and urges its customers to buy burgers “by the sack,” but White Castle sends word that tomorrow, December 30, it will unveil its very own veggie burgers at all of its restaurants.

This being White Castle, they’ll technically be veggie sliders, and this nationwide release comes on the heels of a successful summer test in East Coast locations. The mini patties are, according to the chain, “chock full of lots of vegetables like carrots, zucchini, peas, spinach, broccoli, and more” — which means they could be delicious or they could taste like repurposed mulch. The flavor of the patties probably won’t matter, though, because customers will be able to choose one of three sauces: honey mustard, ranch, or sweet Thai.

Of course, now that Brooks Headley has proven veggie burgers can actually be delicious, White Castle might just be the first chain of many to test anew America’s tolerance for produce-based patties in its fast-food burgers. And in that scenario, whoever figures out how to get Doritos in there somehow will probably win this particular arms race.