Krystal opening day crowd requires police traffic control


Left: Danielle Jackson places her order for a Krystal Sackful. Right: Roman Hansford, 3, smacks his lips after biting into a Krystal burger on the restaurant's opening day.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 06:57 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Roman Hansford took a mighty chomp on a small, square hamburger, one of several queued up on his family's tray, and gave a satisfied grin.

The Crestview 3-year-old was one of hundreds of customers trying out the new Krystal during Monday's lunchtime crush.

Roman, his parents Tiffany and Gage, and little brother Liam ate amid a hubbub of activity, fueled both by curiosity and a desire for the trademark square burgers already familiar to some customers.

After waiting in a line that snaked through the restaurant, Danielle Jackson happily ordered her Krystal Sackful of burgers, pleased that she could now get them close to home.

"I'm very excited we're getting more food choices," she said.

"The community's been very receptive to us," Krystal regional manager Phil Cole said. "The response has been fantastic."

So great was the opening day response that a Crestview police officer had to direct lunchtime traffic on State Road 85 in front of the restaurant.

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