White Castle is coming out with ramen sliders

The burger chain this week will release a line of Asian-inspired Sliders, including Maruchan Ramen, Pork Belly Chicken and Banh-Mi.
Asian sliders
White Castle will start selling the Banh Mi Slider, the Pork Belly Chicken Slider and the Maruchan Ramen Slider Thursday. | Photo courtesy of White Castle.

Those of you who’ve long wanted your burgers to feature ramen noodles are in luck.

White Castle, the Columbus, Ohio-based fast-food chain, on Wednesday revealed a line of Asian-inspired versions of its sliders. The sandwiches will be released on National Noodle Day Thursday.

The sliders include Maruchan Ramen Sliders, which uses a Classic Cheese Slider with Beef Flavor Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup, sliced green onions and hard-boiled eggs with an option to add sriracha.

The Pork Belly Chicken Sliders feature a Chicken Slider with pork belly and red onions. The Banh Mi Sliders feature a Jalapeno Cheese Slider with carrots, daikon radish, cucumber and sriracha mayo.

“The ingredients are simple and accessible but will produce results that will have your family asking them to be added to the snack and meal rotation,” Jamie Richardson, VP at White Castle, said in a statement.

The sliders will be available at local White Castle locations and in the frozen food sections of grocers.

White Castle operates more than 340 locations in the U.S., almost all of them corporate units. It generated $661 million in system sales last year, according to data from Restaurant Business sister company Technomic.

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