Krystal restaurant might open in Crestview

Published: Friday, April 5, 2013 at 06:04 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Famous Krystals, Double Krystals or even the 12-burger Krystal Sackful might soon be on the local menu if the City Council approves plans for a Krystal hamburger restaurant on South Ferdon Boulevard.

The council will consider the proposal at Monday’s meeting, 6 p.m. at City Hall. If approved, the new restaurant will open about the end of July and employ approximately 30 workers, Krystal spokesperson Andy Derryberry said.

The site at 2385 South Ferdon Blvd. is on the east side of Juke Hill across the highway from the Dunkin' Donuts shop. The location, between a Regions Bank office and the Family Vision Center, currently contains a gas station that closed several years ago.

Krystal officials said the heavily traveled location perfectly fits the company's "trade area and customers" profile.

"We are excited to open the Crestview Krystal location," Vice President of Development and Construction Brian Blosser said. "It is a high-potential market for the Krystal brand."

According to site plans approved by the Local Planning Agency, the Technical Review Committee and the Planning and Zoning Board, the development on the approximately 1-acre site would include a 1,702-square-foot Krystal restaurant and a future 3,198-square-foot retail building across the parking lot.

The retail building’s site would be sodded until Krystal is ready to build, according to submitted plans. Underground fuel tanks from the closed gas station have been removed, the developer's agent, Robert Ziegenfuss, told the Planning and Zoning Board at its March 19 meeting.



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