In a press release Monday, White Castle announced that it would be opening one of the company's largest restaurants in Orlando, its first restaurant in Florida.
Construction on the restaurant is expected to begin in April of 2020, and should be complete by late 2020 or early 2021, the press release said.
At 4,500 square feet, it will be located in The Village at O-Town West on Daryl Carter Parway off Interstate 4. The company says White Castle has not had a restaurant in Florida in more than 50 years.
“Florida Cravers have long been asking for us to open a castle there,” said Lisa Ingram, president and CEO of White Castle and a fourth-generation family member. “We believe now is the right time for us enter the Sunshine State, and Orlando is an ideal location to launch our business there.”
White Castle first made the announcement to the 9,300 followers of the Facebook page Bring White Castle to Florida.
The family-owned business is the country's first fast-food hamburger chain, and has been in operation for almost 100 years.