As a child, I followed the advice of Stan Lee to “make mine Marvel” (and he introduced millions of comic book enthusiasts to the word “excelsior”), so it was great to hear that he was inducted into the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame . Details on the April 15th ceremony, which included a ton of dedicated driving, is below!
Lee, a lifelong fan of White Castle, joins rocker Alice Cooper and Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle stars John Cho and Kal Penn as members of the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame.
“Growing up in Washington Heights and the Bronx, I loved White Castle. The infamous slider was a favorite then, just as it remains today over 85 years later!” said Lee. “I am grateful to White Castle for recognizing my lifelong Crave-ings and honored to join past and future Craver Hall of Fame inductees. And to be perfectly honest, I’m also looking forward to receiving my Crave Case each month from White Castle!”
Speaking of dedications, White Castle’s Crave Mobile drove from Columbus, Ohio to Brea, Ca. (a 2,200 mile trek!) to serve their iconic slider and other menu items free of charge at the event. The celebration coincided with the grand opening of Stan Lee’s Excelsior Collectibles store.
“Stan is the ingenious creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men and so many others – he has the incomparable power to create legendary superheroes that are favorites in homes around the world!” said Jamie Richardson, Vice President of White Castle. “It turns out, while we grew up on his comics, he grew up on our sliders. The Cravers Hall of Fame was founded to celebrate a shared love of White Castle, and, now Stan Lee will forever be celebrated among the elite Cravers!”
Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginter sent a letter of congratulations to Lee and a personal invitation to visit Columbus, and the event also included a signed resolution from Ohio Governor John R. Kasich congratulating Lee on the induction.
The Cravers Hall of Fame will accept submissions in May for the 17th annual class of Cravers. For more info, go to White Castle’s official site.