What drives the deep craving for a White Castle burger? Why do “Cravers” wait in line for hours, even days, before the opening of a new location? And how has the 101-year-old, family-owned hamburger chain — the first in America — facilitated collabs with the likes of PUMA and Wu-Tang Clan? For Chief Marketing Officer Lynn Blashford, it’s a blend of the Castle’s distinct product offerings and unrivaled Craver passion that creates a perfect recipe for the brand to reach new heights in quick service retail (QSR) locations in the Midwest and coast-to-coast go-to grocery markets.
Lynn and Billy discuss the niche, nuanced definition of a “cult-like” brand, the importance of trial-and-error in building loyalty programs, and how White Castle has among the lowest employee turnover in the industry. Word to the wise before you start this episode: make sure you have a 10-pack of sliders heating up in the microwave. You’ll definitely be craving them by the end of this delectable episode.
Join WillowTree experts Billie Loewen and Billy Fischer for a deep dive into growth marketing. In each episode, Billie and Billy will discuss the latest news and topics in lifecycle marketing, chatting with a wide array of guests including WillowTree colleagues, client-partners, and industry thought leaders. Let's grow!