Let the sliders start rollin’ – and the traffic start buildin’.
White Castle opened its restaurant in Brick today, a full 12 years after it gained initial approval to build its location in the Riverwalk shopping center. As word spread during the day, a steady stream of cars stretched around the building, sometimes protruding out into Hooper Avenue, and parking spaces surrounding the restaurant were all taken.
The fast food chain, known for its small square hamburgers, chicken rings and late-night offerings, announced it had opened its doors Monday morning. The 62-seat restaurant, with a drive-through lane, was initially approved to be constructed on a site adjacent to its final location. That site was eventually developed with an Investors Bank branch and the planning board approved a reworked application in 2017 – after several previous approvals in between – that confirmed the restaurant would open next to the Outback Steakhouse restaurant.
Brick’s White Castle is the chain’s third location in Ocean County. Toms River has long had a White Castle, and a location opened in Lacey Township last year.