Krystal Teams Up with PeopleMatter for Hiring Platform

The Krystal Company—a fast-food icon famous for its small, square hamburgers and big-taste menu items—and PeopleMatter, the only comprehensive talent management solution designed specifically for the service industry, have joined forces to simplify Krystal’s human resource processes.

PeopleMatter HIRE, a flexible, automated hiring system, will be used in 213 locations. HIRE simplifies hiring tasks, such as applicant tracking, onboarding, and electronic I-9 verification. 

Drive-Thru Performance Study 2012 Set to Launch

Since 1998 researchers across the country have undertaken thousands of drive-thru mystery shops each year with one goal in mind: to establish how quick-service restaurant chains are performing in the all-important drive-thru operation. It’s now that time of year again, as research for the study, which is produced by QSR magazine and Insula Research, begins in May.

Experts: Energy Drinks an Untapped Growth Opportunity

Experts agreed during a QSR-hosted webinar that energy drinks offer quick-serve operators a tremendous growth opportunity that has so far been largely untapped.

Krystal Sold to Atlanta-Based Private Investment Firm

The Krystal Company announced the sale of the 80-year-old hamburger chain to Argonne Capital Group LLC, a private investment firm based in Atlanta, for an undisclosed amount. Krystal announced late last summer that it had retained Piper Jaffray & Co. to market the Chattanooga, Tennessee–based chain for a potential sale.

Krystal's New Combo Meals are Sweet and Spicy

Krystal Restaurants, the Southern fast food restaurant chain known for its hot, small, square Krystal burgers, has introduced two new combo meals to the menu.

For Krystal lovers with a sweet tooth, ordering three Krystals, fries, and a drink now comes with the Strawberry Shortcake dessert, which was just introduced to the menu last summer.

And sports fans can enjoy the Tailgater Combo that includes 12 Krystals, 20 wings, two fries, and two drinks.

Buy a Krystal Gift Card, Get $20 in Coupons

Just in time for the holidays, Krystal, the Southern chain known for its square Krystal burgers, announced it will be giving coupon books with each $10 gift card purchase. The coupon books are valued at $20. Gift cards are currently available and the coupon books will be given away with purchase from Nov. 21 through Dec. 18.