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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/03/2011

White Castle birthday feted in Congress

Aw, the little burgers are all grown up. White Castle, the purveyor of doll-sized burgers, has turned 90. And the burger chain’s biggest fan isn’t a ravenous college-aged stoner, but a congressman.
(Photo Courtesy Rep. Steve Stivers)

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) on Tuesday honored White Castle with a congressional tribute to the “tasty little burgers” and the company that serves them (which is, of course, based in his home district). “White Castle is truly an American original and is inspiring because it is a story about the successs of the American Dream,” Stivers enthused in the tribute, which he submitted for the congressional record.

A spokeswoman notes that Stivers’s interest in the company isn’t just as the boosterish hometown congressman. “He’s a big fan,” she says, noting that her boss also celebrated the chain’s anniversary by flipping burgers at a local outlet.

Hey, at least it’s career training if the whole “member of Congress” thing doesn’t pan out.

By  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/03/2011

 
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