White Castle to build $65M headquarters in Columbus

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White Castle will spend $65 million in its redevelopment of its home office in Columbus.

The hamburger fast-food chain will redevelop its offices to become a “true 21st century hub of business” at 555 W. Goodale St. The new office comes as the chain commits to expand its employment base to 220 workers at the site, according to a company statement.

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“Columbus has been home to White Castle for 83 years, and we couldn’t be happier to announce our recommitment,” said Lisa Ingram, White Castle president and CEO. “Thanks to encouraging and ongoing discussions with the City of Columbus, JobsOhio, Columbus 2020, Ohio Department of Transportation and Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority, we plan to reimagine this iconic site for the benefit of our wonderful community and outstanding team members.”

White Castle will replace its current headquarters with the new office, and will create a mixed-use campus with apartments, commercial office space and a community center. The company said the space can be used by local nonprofits.

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"We are pleased that White Castle, a family-owned business with a rich history and national presence will continue to be a core company in Columbus," said Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. "White Castle's revitalized home campus will allow us to create jobs and serve the needs of community organizations while beautifying the gateway to downtown from State Route 315."

White Castle has several restaurant locations throughout Dayton, Springfield, West Chester and Cincinnati

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