In Las Vegas, the recent opening of the city’s first-ever location of White Castle caused a stir that was pretty shocking, even for Vegas.
The Las Vegas Strip White Castle, which opened earlier this week, debuted to an intense crowd of people which had begun gathering at least two hours prior to opening.
By 12:45 on Wednesday, the restaurant was forced to announce through its social media channels that it would need to take a two-hour break for “maintenance,” according to The Associated Press.
On Twitter, Goosebumps and Fear Street author R. L. Stine called the whole debacle a “true horror.”
— R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine) January 30, 2015
The restaurant reopened around 3:15. White Castle’s vice president Jamie Richardson later told The Las Vegas Review Journal that the 24-hour store sold $4,000 sliders every hour in the first 12 hours of operation.
It should be noted that this isn’t the first time Stine connected the dots between food and fear — last Halloween, the author used Twitter to publish a food-centric horror story, “What’s In My Sandwich.” Has the White Castle feeding frenzy planted the seed for his next novel? We really hope so.