September 22, 2014 6:05 AM ET

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Company Overview of The Krystal Company, Inc.

Company Overview

The Krystal Company, Inc. operates and franchises a chain of restaurants in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina. Its menu includes breakfasts, drinks, desserts, hamburgers, breakfast and chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, and ice cream milkshakes. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

One Union Square

Suite 1

Chattanooga, TN 37402

United States

Founded in 1932

7,056 Employees





Key Executives for The Krystal Company, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President
Chief Information Officer and Vice President
Vice President
Age: 68
Vice President - Human Resources
Age: 65
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

The Krystal Company, Inc. Key Developments

The Krystal Company Announces Executive Appointments

The Krystal Company has announced additions to its leadership team that are part of an overall growth initiative to build the company into a billion-dollar brand. Seasoned veterans Jason Abelkop and Chris Kermode will join the team as chief marketing officer and vice president of supply chain, respectively. Abelkop has 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, most recently as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Ovation Brands.

The Krystal Company, Inc. to Relocate its Corporate Office

The Krystal Company, Inc. announced that it will relocate its corporate office, called the Restaurant Support Center (RSC), from its current location in Chattanooga to a new location in North Atlanta in early 2013. The move will allow the company to deliver support to its 350 restaurants more efficiently and effectively from Atlanta's central location, particularly with its high concentration of restaurants in and around the Atlanta area. The relocation is part of the ongoing efforts of Krystal's president and CEO Doug Pendergast, along with the entire corporate leadership team, to increase customer satisfaction, grow sales and profits, and improve franchisee success.

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