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Initial investment
$785K - $2.2M
Units as of 2023
288 Decrease 5% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Krystal

Industry Food
Related Categories Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken, Ice Cream
Founded 1932
Parent Company SPB Hospitality
Leadership Mike Casey, CDO
Corporate Address 1455 Lincoln Pkwy. E.
Dunwoody, GA 30346
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1990 (34 years)
# of employees at HQ 45
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

This company is offering new franchises in the following international regions: Asia, Middle East, Europe (Eastern), Europe (Western), Canada, South America, Mexico

# of Units 288 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Krystal franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$32,500
Initial Investment Information Circle
$785,200 - $2,157,500
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$1,500,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$500,000
Royalty Fee Information Circle
5%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
4.5%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Krystal has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training Varies
Classroom Training Varies
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 30
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022