A half-century later, the White Castle hamburger chain is coming back to Florida.
The company made the announcement at 10 a.m. today at the future site of Village at O-Town West, near Disney World on Daryl Carter Parkway.
“It has been over 50 years since White Castle has had a Florida presence,” according to a news release issued Friday. “Florida cravers have been asking White Castle for years to open a restaurant in the Sunshine State. It’s time for an important update!”
A rendering was revealed for the restaurant with the announcement that it would be the largest White Castle in the world with about 145 employees.
The Columbus-based, family-owned company has been in business for more than 98 years and has more than 375 restaurants in 13 states. The Naples Daily News reported in 2015 that its restaurants were in the state from 1959 to 1967 but closed because of the distance from its support facilities.