Friday, March 9, 2018

Krystal Planning Shiny New Restaurant in Buckhead

Krystal plans to demolish and then rebuild their Buckhead restaurant at 3037 Piedmont Road.  The existing restaurant, built in 1999, is about 2,000 square feet and sits on about six tenths of an acre.  Krystal, which owns the property, plans to construct a new, slightly smaller restaurant measuring about 1,800 square feet that will sport the brand's latest, more modern "clocktower" design. 
The new Buckhead Krystal should look like this 

The first Krystal to debut the new look was a rebuilt location on Cobb Parkway in Marietta that reopened last April after an extensive "remolding."  

ToNeTo Atlanta reached out to Krystal corporate for comment on the planned rebuild.  We were told that the company had selected a few hundred locations for rebuild, among them, the Buckhead location.  Despite active plans on file with Livable Buckhead, the Krystal representative was unable to provide any details or expected timeline for the Buckhead rebuild.  

Plans submitted to Livable Buckhead indicate that the restaurant plans a "reduction of parking from 22 to 20 spaces" and also a "shift of building footprint to facilitate traffic flow and deliveries."

The current Piedmont restaurant operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the replacement restaurant would likely do so as well.  

Krystal, which began in Chattanooga in 1932, moved its headquarters to Dunwoody in 2013.  

Are you excited at the prospect of a new Krystal in Buckhead?  What is your favorite fast food burger?  White Castle or Krystal?

Please share your thoughts below  

17 comments:

Steve Stussey said...

I like how all these chains say they're going for a more 'modern' look every time the tear down an old store. But when they're rebuilt, they all look the same, Krystal, Burger King, Popeyes, etc. I thought we lived in a time of branding, this look is homogenous whereas in the 60s/70s you could tell each chain by their distinct buildings. Sad it's come to this.

Atlantan99 said...

@Steve,

You are SO right! I very much miss the days of cool restaurants like the old school Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut and Arby's restaurants as well as the Burger Chef chain. Their bruildings had the uniqueness and character that is very much lacking in many of today's "modern" designs.

Thanks for youre comments and readership!

Anonymous said...

New modern buildings but same unhygienic empoyees! I'll pass.

Anonymous said...

All fast food, all the time. Who cares?

Anonymous said...

New construction is nice, the concept is sound.....DONT HIRE THE YOOFS, TEENS, and NASTY THUGS......NO ONE WILL PATRONIZE IT.....it’s the emplyees stupid! Soooo many restaurants suffer from this scenario....and managers cant figure this out???

Anonymous said...

Forget the new construction, gleaming new facilities, and cool architectures.....the most important factor is the employees! No moe AA “ workers” with their attitudes, disrespect, and evil ways!

Ham said...

Places like this are at the bottom of the service industry, so they get the "leftover" workers. As the economy improves this problem will only get worse. While I can't remember the last time I've eaten at a Krystal I did visits Zaxby's a few times in the last couple of months. The change in service and quality of food over a year or two ago was shockingly apparent. Bottom line those older slightly more responsible workers have found better jobs and now we are back to the teens and parolees.

Anonymous said...

wow

Anonymous said...

Gross

Brad Sappenfield said...

They just built a Krystal like this one in Memphis, TN. I completely agree, all of the new fast food restaurants look EXACTLY the same. Like boxes with different adornments. This blog is great, I grew up in Marietta and lived there all my life until moving to Memphis for my job. I love keeping up with what's going on! Thank you for all that you do and write about.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, who eats at these places? Fast food across the board is so disgusting. Then you have the freaks eating and driving. Hideous.

Anonymous said...

Fall 2017 - watched daily progress of an Arby's being built and open for business in under 2 months. These are not LEED certified buildings, they are prefabricated boxes that will be in the landfills in under 20 years.

Anonymous said...

Obviously comments aren't monitored for racist posts unless the moderator agrees with the posts. Keeping these type of posts active implies agreement by the blogger. Please do a better job of eliminating these disgusting comments.

Anonymous said...

@ 3:16 The word Racist is meaningless. So in your feeble mind Twitter moderators are Nazi's for allowing Liberals to post fake news / whatever they want and conservatives to be censored and banned.

Anonymous said...

@ 3:16 must be a triggered fry cook at Krystal.

Anonymous said...

@ March 13, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Leave Eli alone! You believe in freedom of speech when its your opinion.

Anonymous said...

Might as well post a Pepe the Frog gif in this thread to make some of these posters happy. SMH.

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