The first White Castle, First & Lawrence (now Broadway).
has long been known as an innovative city in the fast food
business. One of its most notable contributions to the nation's
quick-cuisine culture is undoubtedly White Castle, the world's
oldest hamburger chain. In the foreground of the above left
photo is the original White Castle building, made of white
porcelain brick to project an image of cleanliness. (Note
also the J. Arch Butts dealership, which sold REO vehicles.)
Many of White Castle's pioneering techniques and procedures
became industry standards. The chain no longer has any stores
in Kansas. Today the site of the original location is occupied
by a hearing aid showroom.