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Krystal Restaurants Press Search

Twelve unique news articles published within the past 12 months about Krystal Restaurants include topics such as store closings, store openings, organizational changes, a security breach, the sales of stores to franchisees, higher sales, awards, and new products.

Krystal Execs Leaving in Midst of Restaurant Changes

  • This article was published on November 14, 2019, by
  • Krystal Restaurants announced that Tim Ward, formerly of Captain D's, was appointed the position of president and CEO.
  • Additionally, Bruce Vermilyea, formerly of Qdoba, was named the company's CFO.
  • Ward and Vermilyea were set to replace "Paul Macaluso and Berry Epley who have both left the company for other jobs."

Krystal to sell 100-150 company-owned restaurants to franchisees

Krystal Investigating Potential Payment Card Incident

  • This article was published on October 24, 2019, by QSR Magazine.
  • Guests who dined at Krystal Restaurants in July through September 2019 were notified of a possible security issue that involved "one of the payment processing systems that services some of its restaurants."
  • The company hired a forensics firm to conduct an investigation into the potential security violation.

Why is Krystal closing restaurants in Jacksonville?

  • This article was published on October 18, 2019, by ABC FirstCoast News.
  • Krystal Restaurants closed two of its Jacksonville, Florida locations to allow the company to "reposition resources to support other Krystal locations."
  • According to a spokesperson for Krystal, by closing these locations, its "remaining restaurants will help to strengthen [its] brand and better serve [its] Jacksonville customers."

Krystal Returns to Franchise Growth After 15 Years

  • This article was published on October 24, 2019, by QSR Magazine.
  • After 15 years of no franchise growth, Krystal Restaurants plans to open three franchise stores in Jonesboro, Arkansas in early 2020.
  • Paul Macaluso, former CEO of Krystal, stated that the return to franchising was "an opportunity... to add that layer of growth onto what we were doing on the company side."

Krystal Earns Recognition from Association for Talent Development

  • This article was published on October 17, 2019, by QSR Magazine.
  • Krystal Restaurants was one of 59 companies to receive "international recognition for its best-in-class practices from the Association for Talent Development (ATD), the professional membership organization supporting those who advance the knowledge and skills of employees worldwide."
  • According to Catherine Jefferson, people and culture leader for Krystal, the company is "committed to investing in the growth and development of our employees, and this award is validation of these efforts."

Krystal closes Alcoa Highway location

  • This article was published on October 23, 2019, by The Daily Times.
  • Krystal Restaurants closed its Aloca Highway location in Maryville, Tennessee with no plans to reopen.
  • Until recently, this location was one of the few restaurants in the area to be open 24-hours and will be missed by "students pulling all-nighters while studying for tests or finishing term papers, and also [by] those seeking sustenance after night spots closed in the early-morning hours."

Montgomery Krystal restaurant closes

FCPT Announces Acquisition of a Krystal Restaurant Property for $1.4 Million

  • This article was published on October 10, 2019, by BusinessWire.
  • Four Corners Property Trust purchased a "corporate-operated Krystal restaurant property for $1.4 million via a sale and leaseback transaction."
  • Located in Tennessee, the property is "occupied under a triple-net lease with a fifteen-year term."

Diamond Crystal Brands Announces True Lemon for Krystal Restaurant Customers

  • This article was published on July 9, 2019, by Perishable News.
  • Diamond Crystal Brands and Grand Brands teamed up to offer True Lemon packets to add to "iced tea or any refreshing beverage served at over 350 Krystal restaurants."
  • The Krystal Company was the first "large fast-food company to offer True Lemon to flavor beverages."

Krystal restaurant revitalization drives sales and more jobs

  • This article was published on January 22, 2019, by Cision PR Newswire.
  • Krystal Restaurants saw its sales volume climb by 70%-to-80% and staffing increase by 66% from "recent renovation initiatives implemented during CEO Paul Macaluso's tenure."
  • On average, employee count increased from 30 to 50 in each of Krystal's prototype stores.

Krystal to open in Saltillo by the end of the year

  • This article was published on July 5, 2019, by the Daily Journal.
  • Krystal plans to open a new restaurant in Saltillo, Mississippi by the end of 2019.
  • Once it is open for business, "Krystal will join five other restaurants in Saltillo’s most concentrated commercial district, a busy one-third mile stretch of Highway 145."