Industry News | April 10, 2017

Krystal Brings Back Popular Country-Fried Menu

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For a limited time, Krystal is featuring another Southern classic, Southern-Fried cuisine. After a stellar response to its tasty Southern classics offered briefly in 2016, the popular burger brand is bringing back its innovative Country-Fried menu beginning Monday, April 17. The menu includes twists on guests’ favorites including the Country-Fried Steak Krystal, the Country-Fried Chik, the Country-Fried Steak Biscuit, and the Country-Fried Chik Biscuit. The menu came about through a 2016 collaboration with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to The Beef Checkoff.

“At Krystal, we are always looking for ways to delight our guests,” says Alice Crowder, vice president of marketing for The Krystal Company. “As a Southern company, we know and love Country-Fried food, and we’ve been thrilled at the enthusiastic response to our Country-Fried menu.”

Available at participating locations through June 18, the Country-Fried menu features a unique twist on Krystal classics. Fan favorite, the Country-Steak Krystal, is a tender all-beef steak coated in a secret blend of spices, fried to a delightful golden brown, topped with gravy and served on a soft steamy Krystal bun. The Krystal Chik patty is topped with country gravy to create the Country-Fried Chik. During breakfast hours, guests can indulge in a variation to one of the classic Southern staples, biscuits and gravy, by swapping the buns out for a fluffy golden biscuit. 

“Last year we saw an overwhelming positive response from the Country-Fried menu lineup,” says Steve Wald, executive director, innovation for the cattlemen’s association. “This year, we are happy to continue our work with Krystal and bring back to life a menu item that is near to our hearts and truly was an innovative experience.”

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