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Krystal Company


A couple of surprises come to chain menus—along with several more expected items

Two brands take a new direction while others get ready for summer eating.


Bankrupt Krystal is being sold to one of its lenders

A bankruptcy court has approved the sale of the burger chain to Fortress Investment Group.

Bankruptcy filings by Bar Louie, Krystal and American Blue Ribbon all reflect the industry’s competitive and operational challenges, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

As chains such as Steak ‘n Shake and Krystal faced mounting financial problems, they looked to refranchising as a solution, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The fast-food burger chain has gone into debt protection with $65 million in debt and closing units, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The Beekman Group has hired Paul Macaluso, an alumnus of Krystal, McAlister’s and Taco Bell, to spearhead the brand’s growth.

The burger chain has named Tim Ward president and Bruce Vermilyea CFO, while CEO Paul Macaluso leaves.

The burger chain is refranchising locations in several states to spur growth.

Operators are tempting customers with cool sweets to lick, sip and spoon up.

The company said it drove more traffic and even shifted consumer habits. And now it’s extended the offer for another month.

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