First White Castle (in Ohio) This image depicts the first Ohio White Castle, built in Cincinnati in 1929. This image measures 7.25 by 9.25” (18.42 by 23.50 cm). In the 1920s, White Castle introduced the concept of fast food, chain restaurants and “sliders” to the American people. Billy Ingram and Walter Anderson founded the White Castle restaurant chain in Wichita, Kansas, in 1921. Seeking a more central location as the business expanded,.
White Castle was founded in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas. The original location was the NW corner of First and Main. Cook Walt A. Anderson partnered with insurance man Edgar Waldo "Billy" A. Ingram to make White Castle into a chain of restaurants and market the brand and its distinctive product.