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Photo: Berger learns about burgers

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Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new White Castle restaurant Friday, Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger was invited into the kitchen to learn to prepare burgers on the state-of-the-art steam grill.

Daniel J. Wooldridge, the company's senior training and development manager, provided her instruction. He has spent the past week with the 50 employees of the restaurant, which replaces the previous White Castle building on the same spot off U.S. 62 near the Interstate 65 interchange.

The number of employees has doubled at this expanded restaurant, which is debuting a new design and a new model kitchen. The lobby has been enlarged and the company said it responded to customer input by providing more spacious restrooms.

Robin Coombs, who managed the previous store for its entire 18 years, remains the location's general manager.

It formally opens to the public at 10 a.m. today.

To see video of the mayor on the grill, click here: www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/mayor-berger-learns-about-burgers-whit...