Krystal Restaurants Franchise


The Krystal Company is the oldest quick service restaurant chain in the South and the second oldest in the United States.

The Chattanooga-based company currently has more than 450 restaurants in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Founded in 1932, Krystal restaurants have become more than sparkling-clean eateries where friendly employees serve up fresh, delicious food. Krystal has become a cultural icon and an experience that virtually every man, woman and child in the South has shared. Nearly everyone in the region has a Krystal memory.

The Krystal brand, and the great food, service, value and setting which it represents, has taken a prominent place in the South's cultural landscape.

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How much does it cost to open a Krystal Restaurants Franchise?

The investment required to open a Krystal Restaurants Franchise is between $900,000-$1,300,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $32,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Krystal Restaurants name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    20 years
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Krystal Restaurants News & Press Releases

When did the first Krystal Restaurants open? 1932
When did Krystal Restaurants start Franchising? 1990

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 183 0 0 258
2004 182 0 0 247
2003 185 0 0 246
2002 175 0 0 246
2001 151 0 0 248

United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia,

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 94% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 30

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Krystal Restaurants Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Krystal Restaurants

    Krystal Restaurants

    Krystal Restaurants
    1 Union Sq.
    Chattanooga, TN


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