The Krystal Company News

Founded: 1932

Founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1932, The Krystal Company is the oldest quick service restaurant chain in the South.

The Krystal Foundation announces $29,520 in funding for 14 schools selected from a record-high number of applicants during its first grant window for the 2019-2020 academic year.
January 16th, 2020
The Krystal Company is serving a handspun Eggnog Shake this holiday season. Made with soft serve ice cream and topped with whipped cream, this yuletide treat is a sweet deal at $2.99 (prices may vary by location).
November 26th, 2019
The Krystal Company has hired two senior executives with extensive QSR experience to lead its ongoing revitalization plan.
November 14th, 2019
The Krystal Company plans to refranchise approximately 100-150 company-owned restaurants to well-capitalized multi-unit operators as part of its ongoing business and fleet revitalization.
October 31st, 2019
The Krystal Company has received international recognition for its best-in-class practices from the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
October 16th, 2019
The Krystal Company is rolling out its Nashville Hot Chik systemwide on Monday, Sept. 30 as a stand-alone menu item and as part of Krystal’s Pick 5 for $5.55 promotion.
September 24th, 2019
The Krystal Company is partnering with veteran franchisees Anand “Andy” Patel and Kalpesh “Junior” Das of Slider Joint, LLC to bring Krystal back to Jonesboro, Arkansas.
September 10th, 2019
The Krystal Foundation is now accepting applications for grants supporting local enrichment programs in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) as well as music, sports and culinary arts.
September 3rd, 2019
The Krystal Company launched an incredible dine-in deal over Father’s Day weekend - the first of its kind in the hamburger QSR industry.
June 18th, 2019
he Krystal Company has selected eight employees to receive $2,500 (renewable each year up to $10,000) in scholarship funds.
June 10th, 2019
The summer treat is a hybrid drink fusing Sprite and crushed ice found in Krystal’s traditional slushies with soft-serve vanilla ice cream for an innovative flavor and texture combination.
May 28th, 2019
The Krystal Company announces the reopening of the Krystal restaurant located at 475 Schillinger Road S. in Mobile, Alabama after a complete “scrape and rebuild” that razed the existing building and replaced it with a new prototype.
May 8th, 2019
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The Krystal Company is a winner in the 2019 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Regional Fast Food.
April 19th, 2019
The Krystal Company announces the reopening of the Krystal restaurant located at 730 East Memorial Blvd. in Lakeland, Florida after a complete “scrape and rebuild” that razed the existing building and replaced it with a new prototype.
April 11th, 2019
The Krystal Foundation has selected 18 schools to receive $52,432 in enrichment funding.
March 29th, 2019
Krystal President and CEO Paul Macaluso joined franchising thought leaders in a panel discussion at the fourth annual Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Louisville, Kentucky.
March 21st, 2019
The Krystal Company has selected 15 employees to receive $37,500 in scholarship awards.
February 14th, 2019
The Krystal Company announces the reopening of the Krystal restaurants located at 415 Moreland Ave. in Atlanta and 6405 Jonesboro Rd. in Morrow.
February 13th, 2019
The Krystal Foundation announces $101,112.78 in enrichment funding for 31 schools and school-affiliated organizations.
January 30th, 2019
The Krystal Company is seeing results from recent revitalization initiatives implemented during CEO Paul Macaluso’s tenure.
January 22nd, 2019
The Krystal Foundation will award $11,520 in enrichment funding to six Knoxville-area schools at a special presentation ceremony on Monday, December 17.
December 10th, 2018
The Krystal Company announces its “Late Night Lyft” Nashville New Year’s Eve program as part of a smart-ride sponsorship with Lyft, the rideshare company whose mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s...
December 6th, 2018
The Krystal Foundation will award over $16,000 in enrichment funding to five Atlanta schools at a special presentation ceremony on Thursday, December 6 at Krystal headquarters in Atlanta.
November 30th, 2018
The Krystal Company is unveiling a new Southern-inspired flavor, in keeping with its roots as the South’s original quick-service restaurant (QSR).
October 29th, 2018
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The Krystal Company announces the reopening of the Krystal restaurant located at 819 West Second Street in Tifton, Georgia after a complete “scrape and rebuild” that razed the existing building and replaced it with a new prototype.
September 24th, 2018
New Krystal Chief Marketing Officer Dominic Losacco is leading the brand refresh on behalf of the South’s original quick-service restaurant (QSR). Krystal invites customers to “Live A Little”.
July 2nd, 2018
The Krystal Company announces the Square Up Scholarship program designed to empower and retain employees at the South's original quick-service restaurant.
June 13th, 2018
The Krystal Company® announced today the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer - Berry L. Epley - a proven financial leader with nearly 20 years in the food & beverage industry.
January 3rd, 2018
Southern cuisine just wouldn’t be as good as it is without Krystal, one of the South’s first and most beloved hamburger chains. Now, for a limited time, the brand is featuring another Southern classic – Southern-Fried cuisine.
April 12th, 2017
The Krystal Company announced today the opening of its first restaurant location to feature a new building prototype and a complete frozen treat lineup.
April 7th, 2017
Though typically known for its iconic square-shaped burgers, Krystal restaurants have announced a new collaboration with Seafood Nutritional Partnership (SNP).
March 14th, 2017
While other chains are trying to go “bigger,” Krystal is using its traditional “think small” philosophy to completely reinvent the quick-service standard of value.
December 2nd, 2016
It is Krystal’s® 84th birthday, but it’s giving all the presents away to its guests this year with big-time values, free food and a chance to win a free car.
October 7th, 2016
The Krystal Company, known for its small, square burgers, has launched a Foundation dedicated to funding important community school programs in its neighborhoods.
September 22nd, 2016
The Krystal Company®, the brand famous for its iconic square hamburgers, is making a splash for National Root Beer Day.
August 9th, 2016
The Krystal Company® announces the appointment of Rodney Lee as its new CFO and Executive Vice President effective June 1.
June 1st, 2016
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The Krystal Company ®, the brand famous for serving its iconic square hamburgers for more than 80 years, recently recognized their longest supplier partnerships at its 2016 Krystal Convention in Birmingham.
May 26th, 2016
The Krystal Company® and Stevi B's Pizza® announced that they have selected OnsiteRIS, Inc.® as their one-stop provider of information technology infrastructure maintenance.
February 27th, 2015
The Krystal Company®, famous for its iconic square hamburgers, today announced the appointment of Carl Jakaitis as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Company.
January 26th, 2015

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