White Castle’s Chicken Rings have been a menu pleaser for years. This month the quick service restaurant chain is introducing a new variation – Pretzel Chicken Rings, made with 100% all white meat featuring a crunchy pretzel coating. They are being offered for a limited period, priced at $4.99 per 20-piece sack.
“Our Original Chicken Rings are a popular item, available any time, and we’re excited for our Cravers (customers) to try the new crunchy and seriously satisfying Pretzel Chicken Rings,” said Jamie Richardson, vice president of the Columbus, Ohio-headquartered company. “They’re crispy, dip-able and shareable.”
The chain, which is regarded by most foodservice historians in the United States as the nation’s first fast food operation specializing in hamburgers, opened for business in Wichita, Kansas, in 1921. Today it has nearly 400 outlets in 13 states throughout the country’s Midwestern and Southern regions, as well as in the New York metropolitan area.
White Castle popularized small-size square hamburgers known as “Sliders,” which Time magazine declared “the most influential burger of all time” in 2014. The company popular Original Slider product line was extended to the freezer sections of grocery stores and supermarkets some years ago with the introduction of six-packs of White Castle Hamburgers and Cheeseburgers.
The company owns and operates its own meat processing plants and bakeries, as well as three frozen food processing plants. The retail division markets White Castle signature products in grocery, warehouse and convenience stores across the United States and in a growing number of international locations.