Southern cuisine just wouldn’t be as good as it is without Krystal, one of the South’s first and most beloved hamburger chains. Now, for a limited time, the brand 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 ibrought back its innovative Country-Fried menu beginning 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.”