Rebuilt Walton Way Krystal opens Monday morning

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Down and up in 10 weeks.

The newly rebuilt Krystal restaurant at 1555 Walton Way re-opens on Monday morning.  Annette M. Drowlette/staff
Annette M. Drowlette/staff
The newly rebuilt Krystal restaurant at 1555 Walton Way re-opens on Monday morning.

And the new Krystal restaurant at 1555 Walton Way was a week ahead of schedule.

It opens Monday morning at 6 a.m., said Krystal’s area operations director Johnny Danley, and with double the crew that it had before the project.

While other fast food restaurant chains more frequently tear down old restaurants and rebuild in place, this is the first for Krystal, he said.

“This is a test. If this one does well, we will do others,” Mr. Danley said.

The store employs 45 people now, Mr. Danley said. It had 22 employees before the project, which were relocated to other stores during the construction.

The new restaurant fits the décor of the new Krystals being built nationally, said John Wulf, corporate marketing director. The look harkens back to Krystal’s heritage with white tile, chrome and shiny stainless steel.

The company improved its drive-thru ordering technology, added credit card and debit payment options and added free Wi-Fi Internet access. It also installed a digital menu board.

“One of the goals was to rebuild quickly so that we don’t upset customers,” Mr. Wulf said.

The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based chain owns four stores in the Augusta area and has five others that are run by franchisees.

Krystal is on schedule to open a total of 20 new company-owned restaurants nationally by the end of the year.

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imdstuf
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imdstuf 07/24/09 - 11:21 am
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I have heard from several

I have heard from several people who say they have gotten sick from that Krystals..wonder if they cleaned up how they run it.

treerock
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treerock 07/24/09 - 11:29 am
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doesn't matter how they run

doesn't matter how they run the place, the crap they sell as food is not good for your health.

treerock
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treerock 07/24/09 - 11:31 am
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“One of the goals was to

“One of the goals was to rebuild quickly so that we don’t upset customers,” Mr. Wulf said. how about you try using quality ingredients mr. wulf to deter upsetting your customers.

treerock
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treerock 07/24/09 - 11:33 am
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"The company improved its

"The company improved its drive-thru ordering technology, added credit card and debit payment options and added free Wi-Fi Internet access. It also installed a digital menu board." all of this to distract from the fact they sell garbage.

JackBootedThug
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JackBootedThug 07/24/09 - 11:43 am
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Great! This will be one more

Great! This will be one more fast food joint to get robbed in on Walton Way...

dashiel
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dashiel 07/24/09 - 11:47 am
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Krystals are still the

Krystals are still the tastiest little gut bombs in Augusta. Five Krystals, a drink and a side for five dollars? If it came with a Prilosec it would be the best value in fast food.

treerock
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treerock 07/24/09 - 01:44 pm
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sure it's a great value, if

sure it's a great value, if you don't factor in the costs of your ailing health from regenerating your body with junk "nutrients". the human body is amazing when properly cared for.

Debster
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Debster 07/24/09 - 02:47 pm
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Treerock and the like: If you

Treerock and the like: If you don't like Krystals, don't eat there! It's as simple as that! I'm glad to see a restaurant NOT closing in today's economy. So, kudos to Krystals for being ahead of its building schedule and welcome back to Walton Way.

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check 07/24/09 - 04:28 pm
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Kudos, Debster. 45 employees

Kudos, Debster. 45 employees have jobs. Krystals improved a piece of property on Walton Way. All the negative comments seem a bit of sour grapes. If you had a bad experience, don't eat there. Way to go Krystals on taking care of employees at other locations instead of laying them off for ten weeks.

treerock
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treerock 07/24/09 - 08:18 pm
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debster, if you want to eat

debster, if you want to eat that square GM corn patty, then pay higher health insurance rates. why should i subsidize your bad choices? those 45 people are complicit in pushing bad news. they don't have to work there. they can always grow nutritious foods and open their own business and bolster the local economy. check, i haven't had a bad experience at krystals because i know better than to slowly poison myself to death. enjoy your ignorance with a side of disease.

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