By: Lulu Kong, Work and Travel Summer 2014 Ambassador Scholar

Lulu Kong is a Work and Travel participant from China, working at White Castle in Whitehall, PA. In her third blog post, she shares how she enjoys her time working at America’s oldest fast food chain.

I am a team member at White Castle as part of CCI Greenheart’s Summer Work and Travel Program. It is not far from where I live, so I can walk to work. I really enjoy working at White Castle because it is a great place. Plus, it is full of burgers!



At first, working here made me a little uncomfortable. It gets really busy when a lot of customers come at the same time. We were so busy, I couldn’t follow the fast pace! I dropped this, dropped that, I had dropped so many things!  But I never give up, I just keep on fighting! Luckily, I have a lot of nice workmates and managers. They were patient and taught me everything. Now, I am getting better and better at my job! I even have a wonderful testimonial from my supervisor in my video below.


I am also happy that I have learned how to make American food by working in White Castle. I make  meals for myself when I take breaks. I really love the French fries and bacon burgers! But I don’t like pickles, onions, or cheese so I just make it plain and then add bacon. I have my own style of burgers!


One of my supervisors, Scott, is very nice and welcoming. All of us participants are glad to work with him. He is not very strict and makes us feel comfortable. He is always eager to learn more about Chinese culture from us. He even said he wants to travel to China one day! I say, “Welcome to China! We are waiting for you in China!”


The lobby of White Castle it is very clean and bright. I like the lights because they are special. I hope to open a White Castle in China one day. It will be the first one in China!