White Castle is bringing fried pickles back to its menu just in time for barbecue season

White CastleStarting April 23 and for a limited time, customers can purchase the fried pickles in a small size for $US1.99 and a sack size for $US4.99.
  • White Castle is bringing its fan-favourite fried pickles back to restaurants nationwide.
  • The snack features slices of pickles covered in seasoned panko breading and fried to a crisp.
  • Starting April 23 and for a limited time, customers can purchase the fried pickles in a small size for $US1.99 and a sack size for $US4.99.
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With summer on the horizon, fast-food chain White Castle is embracing barbecue season with a line of new products. And one of them will have pickle enthusiasts flocking to their nearest White Castle.

From April 23, White Castle is bringing its fan-favourite fried pickles back to restaurants nationwide for a limited time. The crispy, salty snack features slices of juicy pickle covered in a coating of seasoned panko breading, and fried until they’re golden and crispy.

White castle fried picklesWhite CastleFrom April 23, White Castle is bringing its fan-favourite fried pickles back to restaurants for a limited time.

In addition to the pickles, which are available in a small size for $US1.99 and sack size for $US4.99, White Castle has introduced three barbecue-flavored sliders and two smoothies as part of its summer lineup. A BBQ Brisket Slider and BBQ Original Slider are joined by a BBQ Impossible Slider for any non-meat eaters, and customers can wash it all down with new pineapple and banana smoothies.

White castle bbqWhite CastleWhite Castle’s new barbecue offerings.

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Fried pickles first appeared on White Castle menus in 2017 and were a hit with customers, so it’s no surprise to see them return this summer.

White Castle joins a large group of restaurants and brands embracing pickle-based products lately.

Sonic rolled out pickle-juice slushies in 2018, while Trader Joe’s introduced pickle-flavored popcorn and Lays created a potato chip that is said to taste just like fried pickles. More recently, in April, Vlasic announced that it will sell pickle chips made with actual pickles, while Best Maid’s one-gallon jugs of pickle juice are getting rave reviews on Amazon.

Smaller businesses like Elsie’s, a deli in New Jersey that swaps out bread for giant pickles, are also getting in on the trend.

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