White Castle has been trying on a lot of different dishes for size lately. Jalapeno and siracha everything, for example. Tonight I went for the “Chicken & Waffle Slider,” a take off on the current chicken and waffle craze sweeping the country. Used to be you could only get that dish in about three restaurants in the US, and traditionally it was a steaming hot, crisp waffle, a piece of fried chicken, and maple survey to splash.
White Castle has taken some liberties, used “Imported from Belgium” waffles, a fried chicken patty, a schmear of “country” gravy and some bacon bits. It had potential (at least in my head) but the execution (at least at this outlet) was awful. The waffles had the limp consistency of sitting on a steam table, the dollop of gravy was undetectable and the bacon had (or waffle) had a heavy maple flavor that was kind of cloying.
I like most everything on White Castle’s menu and am more than an occasional customer, and no, I don’t drink. But this one? Pass. I did get a tasty order of o-rings, tho, second best in the fast food industry behind Arby’s terrific rings. So sez I.
White Castle Chicken Waffle Review