White Castle will be closing its doors on Tuesday morning to allow its employees time to vote in the 2020 presidential election.
From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Nov. 3, all White Castle locations will be closed. Employees who are scheduled to work during that time will also be paid for the 4-hour break.
“White Castle is a family-owned business that has been around for nearly 100 years, so this is our 25th presidential election,” said Lisa Ingram, president and CEO. “We have decided to start a new tradition. Starting this year and going forward, White Castle will give team members time to exercise their right to vote in presidential elections. We believe voting is a right of responsible citizenship, and we want all our team members to have that opportunity.”
The burger chain is typically open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“The introduction of this new tradition underscores just how important we think it is that everybody has time to vote,” Ingram said.
White Castle, known for its tiny square-shaped hamburgers, announced last year that it plans to open its only Florida location near Walt Disney World.