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Initial investment
$1.4M - $1.7M
Units as of 2021
286 20% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Krystal

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Hamburgers, Chicken, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream
Founded
1932
Parent Company
Krystal Restaurants LLC
Leadership
Tom Stager, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1990 (32 years)
# of employees at HQ
57
Where seeking

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

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

# of Units
286 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1455 Lincoln Pkwy. E.
Dunwoody, GA 30346

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
$32,500
Initial Investment
$1,350,500 - $1,672,500
Net Worth Requirement
$1,500,000
Cash Requirement
$500,000
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
4.5%
Term of Agreement
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
Proprietary Software
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?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
30
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: February 8th, 2021