Who Makes Your Favorite Slider?

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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/06/27 16:48:31 (permalink)
I have heard bartl's claim at the original definition before. Never heard it anywhere else. I believe Mr. Hoffman is correct.
I really dont like Applebee's-but had no choice as a group wanted to go there.Believe it or not, their "sliders " are very good! Very fresh tasting beef, great condiments, nice soft bun. i was totally surprised.
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/06/27 20:39:36 (permalink)
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I wonder how many people realize that "sliders" as a nickname was originally supposed to be a put-down, referring to the greasiness and laxative effects of the burgers?

Bart

Considering the fact that the term slider is a corruption of Slyder, which is a copyrighted term owned by White Castle, and White Castle Slyders are not in any way, shape or form greasy,then your claim is invalid. Actually, White Castle hamburgers were called Slyders because of the way people would slide bunches of them down.

 
I'm not sure that's the case.  It's possible that the term "slyder" was copyrighted as an offshoot of slider.  I believe that "slider" was a nickname for white castle burgers prior to the copyrighting of the term "slyder".  And while White Castle burgers may not be greasy, there has been a perception that they are greasy and unhealthy for many years.  And there are stories that conflict with your idea that they "were called Slyders because of the way people would slide bunches of them down".  Some have said that people coined the term in the 40's and 50's, for the way the burgers (perceived to be greasy) would slide down one's throat.  Others have claimed that the term is because they leave the body fairly quickly.  
 
As far as I know, there is no one undisputed definition of the "slider", or "slyder (maybe White Castle has their own "official definition" written for marketing purposes), nor have I seen anyone claim to know exactly what the definition is except for here. I know that we used the term for them in the 1970's, and I'm not sure the term "slyder" was even copyrighted then.
 
And by the way, while your hot and heavy on the name "Slyders" to describe White Castle hamburgers, note that even White Castle calls them "sliders" on their website. 
http://www.whitecastle.com/food/in-stores
 
 

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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/06/27 21:17:32 (permalink)
We called White Castles "gut bombs" in the 60s. Copyright that.
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/06/27 22:05:17 (permalink)
I don't know, the whole slider concept never got to me. I want  a burger that is a burger, and I"ll adjust the cndiments.
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/06/27 22:19:24 (permalink)
saps, not to be a Bitc***-, show me your proof.
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/06/27 22:41:05 (permalink)
A lot of chefs here in Portland put sliders on the menu. My favorite thus far is at the restaurant in the Nines Hotel.
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/06/27 23:21:02 (permalink)
ann peeples

saps, not to be a Bitc***-, show me your proof.

 
Well of course you're trying to be a bi***, Ann.  Don't be disingenuous.
 
Ann- why do you believe what Michael said to be the truth?  Odd that you wouldn't ask him for any proof.
 
Anyway, if you google sliders, slyders, etc., you will come upon boards and sites that describe what a "slyder" or "slider" is in all different manners.  Some because of the way the way go down- some because of the way they came out; some, because they are thought to be greasy, and even others because of the way they slide out of the box.  As I said, there is no definitive definition, and no origin referenced for the name, at least as far as I've seen.  How would you like for me to prove that?
 
White Castle actually  officially used the term "slyder" between 1985 and 2009.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slider_(sandwich)).   They no longer use the term "slyder", and the trademark, referenced on the Wikipedia page, no longer exists.
 
People were calling them "sliders" long before 1985.  They are called "sliders" on the White Castle website now.  I provided that link on my post before.  It's still there.  Go look it up.  The term "slider" has now been trademarked by WC.  
 
I don't know if you live near any White Castles, but if you grew up around them, you heard all of the variations on slider.   
 
Ann- check this out as well.  http://www.slashfood.com/2010/05/12/the-short-tangled-history-of-the-slider/
This mentions the term sliders being used in the late 20's and the 1940's and in fact in reference to greasiness.
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/06/28 04:45:12 (permalink)
Order one of these:

And make your own Snyders, Slyders, Sliders, Slickers. Whatevers----But don't forget to use Kings Hawaiian Slider Buns!
post edited by Foodbme - 2012/06/28 04:53:41
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/06/28 07:44:58 (permalink)
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/06/28 07:45:03 (permalink)
White Castle came up with Slyder because other operators started calling their small burgers sliders and the Ingram family wanted to make sure their burgers were not considered to be like any others.
 
But whether you call them sliders, Slyders, gut bombs or belly-bombs, nothing compares to a White Castle hamburger and a cup of that wonderful coffee.
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/07/13 22:15:54 (permalink)
The Chicago Hamburger Company in Phoenix AZ!
Home of the Original Windy City Slider®.
They're a Chicago style sandwich joint serving burgers, Vienna hot dogs and polish, char broiled sandwiches, wings, salads, and more since 1975.
http://chicagohamburger.com/
EDIT: OOOPS! I posted this already. Oh well, they're worth a double post!
post edited by Foodbme - 2012/07/13 22:21:00
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/07/26 22:03:47 (permalink)
Michael Hoffman

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I wonder how many people realize that "sliders" as a nickname was originally supposed to be a put-down, referring to the greasiness and laxative effects of the burgers?

Considering the fact that the term slider is a corruption of Slyder, which is a copyrighted term owned by White Castle, and White Castle Slyders are not in any way, shape or form greasy,then your claim is invalid. Actually, White Castle hamburgers were called Slyders because of the way people would slide bunches of them down.

 
The nickname preceded the trademark, which is why they couldn't trademark the term, "slider". I recall referring to them as "sliders" in the mid-60's.
 
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/08/15 01:21:18 (permalink)
I've had the little "slider" burgers at both the Cozy Inn and Crabill's, and while both were good, I still prefer White Castle. BTW, there's a Little Taverns website that claims that this long-gong chain, known for WC-type burgers, is coming back to the mid-Atlantic states. We shall see...
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/10/09 06:24:57 (permalink)
Foodbme

Order one of these:

And make your own Snyders, Slyders, Sliders, Slickers. Whatevers----But don't forget to use Kings Hawaiian Slider Buns!

 
you dont need one of these. Take a glass and press out the sliders using the open end or you can use a cap( like the cover to a jar of mayo) and press them out that way.
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/10/13 06:09:47 (permalink)
I still miss White Castle. They're the best I had so far.
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/10/13 10:46:39 (permalink)
Si si.
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RE: Who Makes Your Favorite Slider? 2012/10/13 23:42:53 (permalink)
This one wins the prize!!!
A Monkfish Slider!
Steamed, then chilled Ankimo (Monkfish Liver) AKA "The Foie Gras of the Sea"
A splash of sesame oil
Topped with Fried Quail Egg
Scallion
Dakon
Strips of Nori (Toasted Seaweed)
a touch of spice from Sriracha
Delicious!
Only $12.95 for 2
http://hanajapaneseeatery.com/
A "Special", not regularly on the menu. Can't get Monkfish Liver everyday, ya know! 
post edited by Foodbme - 2012/10/13 23:44:37
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