E. W. ‘Billy’ Ingram
The White Castle hamburger chain was founded in Wichita, Kansas by Walter A. Anderson and E. W. Ingram. Anderson was a cook, and together with Ingram, an insurance executive, they started the company in 1921. They sold their steam fried hamburgers, 18 per pound of ground beef, cooked on a bed of onions, for a nickel.
White Castle is the oldest hamburger chain.
Note: There is now a White Castle Recipe Book!