Restaurant News

Arizona’s First White Castle Announces Opening Date

The site of Arizona's first White Castle.
The site of Arizona's first White Castle. White Castle
Last August, we were excited to announce news of the legendary slider joint White Castle expanding to metro Phoenix. Today, an opening date was released for newest Castle at 9310 East Via de Ventura, adjacent to Scottsdale in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Talking Stick Entertainment District.

The restaurant will open Wednesday, October 23.

And if you're a mega fan, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will start at 8 a.m.

click to enlarge A look inside. - WHITE CASTLE
A look inside.
White Castle
The 24-hour burger joint has a pretty in-depth history, too. The first location was opened in 1921 during the Warren G. Harding presidency. Over the years, the burger joint spread across the country, earning its place in Beastie Boys songs, feature films, and in the hearts of college kids and burger buffs.

The official opening day, October 23, is a big day for the greater Phoenix area. It also happens to be the day Fry's Food Stores will be opening its latest location in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, visit the White Castle website.
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Lauren Cusimano was the Phoenix New Times food editor from 2018 to 2021. Joys include eating wings, riding bikes, knowing everyone at the bar, talking too much about The Simpsons, and falling asleep while reading.