White Castle keeps leadership in the family

White Castle keeps leadership in the family

CEO Bill Ingram discusses approaching the fourth generation of family leadership — a rarity

Bill Ingram has been at the helm of White Castle Systems Inc. for 35 years, and when he steps down as CEO at the end of the year he will leave a lengthy list of accomplishments.

The quick-service burger chain more than tripled in size under Ingram’s leadership while maintaining a slow, methodical expansion strategy and avoiding the trappings of franchising. Ingram proved that customers would buy a restaurant’s food from their local grocery store. And White Castle sta

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