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White Castle burger chain considers alcohol sales

White Castle is considering adding beer wine sales it's restaurants. | Jeffrey D. Nicholls~Sun-Times Media

White Castle is considering adding beer and wine sales at it's restaurants. | Jeffrey D. Nicholls~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 23, 2012 10:50AM

Here’s something to make the food slide down a little easier: White Castle, the 90-year-old hamburger chain, is testing wine and beer in one of its restaurants in central Indiana.

The wine — a choice of two reds and two whites — comes in “a nice plastic cup, (with) the look of an elegant cocktail glass,” says White Castle spokesman Jamie Richardson.

You’ll pay $4.50 for a one-serving bottle, he said.

Or, there’s beer, including a seasonal microbrew — “A nice complement to the pulled pork with barbecue or a double cheese burger,” Richardson said. Beers start at $3.

Alas, the concept isn’t coming to Chicago any time soon, Richardson said.

The alcohol is being tested at a Lafayette, Ind. location that combines a traditional White Castle burger joint with a Blaze Modern BBQ, a new restaurant concept also being tried out.

Contributing: AP

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