Las Vegas' first White Castle closes due to overwhelming demand

Las Vegas' First White Castle Closes Due To Overwhelming Demand
Las Vegas' First White Castle Closes Due To Overwhelming Demand

Watch out, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, there is a new castle on the Las Vegas Strip: a White Castle.

A brand new 24-hour White Castle opened up in Vegas Tuesday afternoon around 2pm, but according to the Daily Mail, they had to close their doors just a day later because they were too busy. The constant stream of customers forced the fast food chain to take a two hour hiatus while they restocked supplies.

They tweeted, "Due to overwhelming demand #whitecastlevegas is currently closed for maintenance and to restock. We will let you know when doors are reopen!"

One White Castle Vice President told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the restaurant was selling burgers at a rate of 4,000 per hour for the first twelve straight hours!

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"We didn't think it was possible," he told them.

However, the V.P. clarified that the location didn't close because they were out of food. Instead, it was to give workers a much needed break and to clean up the facilities. To his knowledge, it was the first time a White Castle closed its doors due to demand.

A part of this particular franchise's appeal, the nearest location to Las Vegas is 1,500 miles away in Missouri. It's possible many Las Vegas customers never even tried a White Castle burger before.

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