ORLANDO, Fla. — The Castle is king of Florida again.
After opening Monday to much fanfare in Orlando, the world’s largest White Castle saw the company’s single-day record for sales, according to White Castle Vice President Jamie Richardson.
“While we can’t share the specific sales number, we can share the previous record was held by our Scottsdale location from its opening day on October 23, 2019,” Richardson said in a prepared statement.
The restaurant chain tweeted Tuesday that, for the weeks ahead, it will open each day at 9 a.m. and close the line at 10 p.m., but remain open until every customer in line by 10 p.m. has been served both inside the Castle and through the drive-thru.
The popular burger chain marked its return to Florida after a 53-year hiatus.
Billed as the largest free-standing White Castle in the world, the new Orlando location is at the Village at O-Town West in southwest Orlando on Daryl Carter Parkway.
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It officially opened to the public at 8 a.m. Monday following a ribbon cutting ceremony. Orange County Mayor Jerry Deming attended the ceremony.
The Orlando White Castle is the first in Florida since the chain closed its last Miami location in 1968.
The 4,567 square foot restaurant still has the iconic “tower” but with a more modern industrial-style design.
It features indoor and outdoor seating, two drive-through lanes, and is expected to create 120 new jobs.