White Castle is probably the last place you'd expect to be in any way health-conscious. I mean, the chain encourages its customers to buy burgers "by the sack." Enough said.
So it'll probably come as a big shock that White Castle is now serving veggie sliders nationwide for 99¢ — but only for a limited time.
James Richardson, a White Castle vice president, said that the 93-year-old company was committed to "keeping up with changing tastes" of the country. Fast food has lately fallen out of favor with millennials, who are seeking out fresher, healthier food, and this is likely an attempt to win them back.
The new sliders are "chock full of vegetables like carrots, zucchini, peas, spinach, broccoli and more," according to a White Castle press release. But are they actually healthier than the Original Slider? I guess that depends on your definition of "healthy." The meatless burgers have 150 to 270 calories — more than the 140 to 220 calories for the regular beef sliders.
I have no idea how it tastes in comparison to its beef counterpart, but I have a feeling it really won't matter. Customers will have their choice of three sauces to smother it in: Honey Mustard, Ranch, or Sweet Thai.
So to all the vegetarian stoners: You, too, can find your perfect munchie-fix alongside Harold and Kumar.