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2/04/2013Krystal Set to Move Headquarters to Dunwoody

KRYSTAL SET TO MOVE TO DUNWOODY:

New Headquarters Positions Company with Better Access to Existing and Future Markets


 

Dunwoody, GA – February 04, 2013 – The iconic Krystal sign will soon be going up in Dunwoody, Georgia.  Positioned adjacent to Atlanta’s I-285, the restaurant support center offices will occupy 23,000 square feet in the Lincoln Parkway Building.  The company plans to have their Research and Development Center on the building’s first floor, which will include a conference area dedicated to focus groups and product testing.  Offices will be located on the building’s sixth floor.


With over sixty restaurants in Atlanta, the new headquarters is not only well positioned to existing markets but to new ones as well.  Doug Pendergast, President and CEO of Krystal said, “Our goal is to have 500 Krystal restaurants within five years.  It’s an aggressive plan, but we’re well on the way toward building the foundation.  By locating to Dunwoody, we’re closer to an airport that provides easy access to all of our markets and will provide support to our company stores and franchise partners.  We are grateful to our investors at Argonne Capital Group for their support.”

Layton Grisette, Principal of Argonne Capital Group said, “Our excitement over the Krystal brand is nothing short of contagious.  We wanted to make sure that this team had every tool available to them to grow and strengthen the brand.  With the new Restaurant Support Center in place, we believe they are well on their way to a very bright future.”

Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis echoed those sentiments. “We are proud to welcome Krystal to our thriving City. The continued growth of any city rests in its ability to attract companies like Krystal who bring sought after career opportunities and economic growth. We are honored to play a part in their future and for them to be a part of ours.”

Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner of Georgia Economic Development noted that Krystal is joining many other iconic brands now making Atlanta their home.  “Our state is committed to providing the best possible business environment for companies who are making their headquarters in Georgia. We are proud to welcome Krystal to our business community and we look forward to supporting their success here.”

 “Our transition into Atlanta begins this month; however, it will take several months before the relocation is complete.  Job one for us is making sure we’re doing all we can to support our stores and franchisees in their efforts.  If we’re doing that, and doing it well, then we’ll be able to unpack our boxes for the work ahead,” added Pendergast.

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About the City of Dunwoody, Georgia - Dunwoody is a city located in metro Atlanta, in northern DeKalb County, Georgia. Dunwoody officially incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008. The City of Dunwoody will provide quality service to its citizens and support the largest economic engine in the Southeast by planning in a careful and thoughtful manner. The City of Dunwoody will be inventive, transparent and embrace responsible progress, tempered by the city’s rich history and strong desire to maintain a close and vibrant community atmosphere that values family life and the entrepreneurial spirit. The City of Dunwoody will continue to support and nurture a community dedicated to the preservation of family, education, religious institutions, and the environment.

About Krystal
Founded in 1932, Krystal restaurants have become known for their small square hamburgers that are not only steeped in tradition, but in onions, mustard and pickles. Over the years, the food offered by Krystal has become a cultural icon and a part of the southern experience. The Krystal Company is the oldest quick service restaurant chain in the South and the second oldest in the United States. The unique brand currently has 350 restaurants in 11 states. For more information visit: www.Krystal.com; on Facebook at:  Official Krystal Lover Community or on Twitter:  @Krystal

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