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geostorm

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Krystal Burgers Wed, 03/19/03 10:04 AM (permalink)
After all of these years, Krystal Burgers are hard to beat! They just melt in your mouth! I've been eating them since I was a teenager.
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    RE: Krystal Burgers Wed, 03/19/03 10:50 AM (permalink)
    I haven't had a Krystal in years. I liked them, but they certainly made my wife ill. I prefer White Castle's belly-bombs, myself.
     
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      scbuzz

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      RE: Krystal Burgers Wed, 03/19/03 1:10 PM (permalink)


      We had a Crystal in Columbia SC, but it was only open for a few months. Not sure why it did not last. I see that Hardees in our area is trying to sell mini-burgers ! Have not had one yet as I am not too prone to eating at Hardees !
       
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        geostorm

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        RE: Krystal Burgers Mon, 03/24/03 4:26 PM (permalink)
        Hardee's - yuck!

        I tried those mini hamburgers at Hardee's last Wednesday and they are awful!!!! I only got one and was really surprised at the size of it.

        Don't eat them!!!!
         
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          fdm813

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          RE: Krystal Burgers Tue, 03/25/03 3:24 AM (permalink)
          Sorry, but I disagree. I think the new Slammers at Hardees are very good. They are cooked to order (at least they do that in Roanoke, Va.). I find they remind me of the burgers at Burger Chef that I spent my teen years enjoying. To each his own.
          Frank
           
          #5
            bumper

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            RE: Krystal Burgers Tue, 03/25/03 9:53 PM (permalink)
            I agree Hardee's around here [knoxville,tn] are below BAD !
             
            #6
              Sundancer7

              RE: Krystal Burgers Wed, 03/26/03 9:11 AM (permalink)
              The only thing Hardees sells that is edible is their bisquits. I bought their new thickburger the other day. It appeared to me to have been precooked. The burger was grey and tasted like sawdust. I also bought their little burgers and they were worse. I bought my burgers at the Hardees on Alcoa highway in Knoxville, TN
               
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                Puff-Boyardi

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                • Location: Lake Placid, NY
                RE: Krystal Burgers Tue, 04/22/03 11:53 AM (permalink)
                Is the Krystal burger the same as a White Castle burger
                 
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                  sauceman

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                  RE: Krystal Burgers Tue, 04/22/03 12:01 PM (permalink)
                  Close but not exactly the same. Krystals don't have the holes in the meat.
                   
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                    mayor al

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                    RE: Krystal Burgers Tue, 04/22/03 12:34 PM (permalink)
                    Fred,
                    Do they fry them in the grease and dehydrated onion flakes like W C ?
                     
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                      MoBob

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                      RE: Krystal Burgers Tue, 04/22/03 5:44 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

                      Fred,
                      Do they fry them in the grease and dehydrated onion flakes like W C ?



                      Whoa Al...Hold up there son. White Castle's are "steamed" over a bed of onions. Never fried. That's the trick to the unique taste.
                       
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                        LWAwhoevr

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                        • Location: Arkadelphia, AR
                        RE: Krystal Burgers Wed, 05/28/03 2:10 PM (permalink)
                        Would someone let me know if Krystal is ever going to move into Arkansas? Is any expansion of the chain going on? Many towns in Ark like Little Rock, Hot Springs, and Fayetteville are decently sized areas
                         
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                          peppertree

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                          RE: Krystal Burgers Mon, 06/23/03 7:58 PM (permalink)
                          White Castle- cooked onions and floppy bun. Steamed with five holes. Meat weighed after pierced.
                          Krystals-raw onions and puffy bun. They sell them with mustard unless requested to hold the mustard.
                           
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                            Adjudicator

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                            RE: Krystal Burgers Mon, 06/23/03 8:09 PM (permalink)
                            Ah. Krystal or White Castle. It does not matter. In the land of FF, at least they both have maintained an air of honesty and sincerity about their products. Simplicity has its rewards.
                             
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                              Laughing Goddess

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                              RE: Krystal Burgers Wed, 08/27/03 11:30 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by LWAwhoevr

                              Would someone let me know if Krystal is ever going to move into Arkansas? Is any expansion of the chain going on? Many towns in Ark like Little Rock, Hot Springs, and Fayetteville are decently sized areas



                              Looks like West Memphis AR is the only one. Look here for their map: http://www.krystalco.com/map/Default.aspx
                               
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                                jfwest

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                                RE: Krystal Burgers Thu, 09/11/03 1:27 PM (permalink)
                                Returning home to the South, tried a Krystal burger after many years absence. Not bad. Same taste and texture remembered as a kid. Certainly beat the heck out of White Castles.

                                In another forum, we have been remembering other Krystal restaurant attributes from the past -- ceramic dishes, doughnuts, waffles, egg sandwiches, etc. Krystal was a real treat for kids growing up in the 50's. In college we went to Krystal for "detox" as it was the only 24-hour restaurant then.
                                 
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                                  Oneiron339

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                                  RE: Krystal Burgers Thu, 09/11/03 1:51 PM (permalink)
                                  Many nights in "de-tox" at Krystal consisted of 2 doublecheese Krystals, large fries, large coke, and 2 Krystal Chiks for some healthy perspective to the evening's adventures.
                                   
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                                    tcrouzer

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                                    RE: Krystal Burgers Sun, 12/7/03 11:13 AM (permalink)
                                    Looks like we are getting a Krystal Burger here in Burlington, NC. They have put up the signage after weeks of keeping us all guessing as to what was going on. The location is very easy to get to off I-85/40. The exit is the one for the Cracker Barrel - sorry, I can't ever remember the exit number. It is now the major exit for Burlington/Elon and the road is Huffman Mill Road. Take a right off the ramp coming from the north/east or a left coming from the south/west. Continue on Huffman Mill Rd. up past all the many fast food chains: Chick-fil-a, Arby's, Bojangles, McD's, KFC, Cookout, Burger King, Taco Bell, Subway, etc. The Krystal is on a corner across from the mall, on your right as you are coming from the interstate.
                                     
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                                      JimInKy

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                                      RE: Krystal Burgers Sun, 12/7/03 5:13 PM (permalink)
                                      As a young boy in the summer of 1962 I visited an older brother and sister-in-law in Atlanta for a few weeks and discoverd the Krystal in downtown Atlanta near the Atlanta Journal-Constitution building. I thought their little burgers were great; they were certainly a novelty. My brother agreed to breakfast at their suburban location a few times, so I could again have the hamburgers.

                                      In the summer of 63, I was introduced to White Castle, while visiting another older brother in Indianapolis. I liked them immensely.

                                      Unfortunately, I cannot eat WC burgers anymore. Though I'd like to enjoy them about once a year, I always get ill. I cannot help but think they're sometimes undercooked (make that under-steamed). To be fair, maybe the problem is with me, or the particular WC near my home.

                                      I haven't had a Krystal burger since that summer of '62. For some reason, I'm never willing to stop at their quick service drive-thrus. Maybe I should give them a try. Maybe they won't make me ill.

                                      A brief historical note from Krystal's corporate Web site:

                                      "Founded in 1932, The Krystal Company is the oldest quick service restaurant chain in the Southeast and the second oldest chain in the United States. Enjoyed by three generations of Americans, Krystal is a cultural icon......

                                      The first Krystal restaurant opened in 1932 on the corner of Seventh and Cherry Streets in downtown Chattanooga, Tenn., amid harsh financial times of the Great Depression."
                                       
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                                        Vince Macek

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                                        RE: Krystal Burgers Sun, 12/7/03 5:48 PM (permalink)
                                        I've got a friend who's a strict vegetarian yet tolerates her husband eating Krystal burgers. Case of true love there, yep.
                                         
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                                          janine_willis

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                                          RE: Krystal Burgers Fri, 12/12/03 12:50 AM (permalink)
                                          Thanks for clarifying the difference between Krystal and White Castle. We have Krystal here in Memphis but for some reason they have WC in Nashville. Anybody know which came first?

                                          A friend of mine, sober many years now, talks about waking up after a night of drinking and knowing that he must have hit the Krystal before he went home because he'd see mustard under his nails.



                                           
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                                            dendan

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                                            RE: Krystal Burgers Fri, 12/12/03 8:55 AM (permalink)
                                            We have been surprised by the number of Krystal's that have closed and are HAPPY to find one when traveling. Our dogs used to love 'em too!
                                             
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                                              2005Equinox

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                                              RE: Krystal Burgers Sun, 12/14/03 3:24 AM (permalink)
                                              I live in Wisconsin and never heard of a Krystal intil I went to Kimball Tennessee to visit friends. It was good. The buffalo wings were really good.
                                               
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                                                Route 11

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                                                RE: Krystal Burgers Tue, 01/6/04 1:44 PM (permalink)
                                                hey janine...Kystal was always in Nashville...and White Castle, though an older chain, is a newcomer.
                                                They both taste pretty much the same to me...we don't have any in my neck of the woods. I crave them, especially on the rare occasion I drink.
                                                 
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                                                  Rusty246

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                                                  RE: Krystal Burgers Tue, 01/6/04 3:03 PM (permalink)
                                                  Love em', crave em'! Wow fdm813, "Burger Chef"? Now that's going back! We had one here, but for the life of me I can't remember where in town it was situated. Speaking of burgers, we were discussing In N Out awhile back, and someone made a mention about ours being bogus, which very well may be true. We have NONE of the burgers on our menu that any of you mentioned. I was out by our only one left Saturday and the sign is a red chef hat with a face of only a mustache and two eyes, one of which is winking. Maybe a kerchief....is this possibly the same??
                                                   
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                                                    joekirkwood

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                                                    RE: Krystal Burgers Thu, 01/8/04 3:20 PM (permalink)
                                                    Just for a little White Castle History ... from their web site ...

                                                    "1921 ... Hmm… What can $700 get you? Well in 1921 with $700 of borrowed money, the first White Castle opens in Wichita, Kansas, offering hamburgers at the unbelievable price of $.05 a piece.

                                                    More than 80 years.
                                                    More than 380 restaurants.
                                                    More than 500,000,000 burgers sold last year alone.

                                                    But when you add it up, the by-the-numbers White Castle math just can't compare to the steam-grilled science of creating that signature Slyder.® Or the consistent history of high quality and great taste that turned fast food into big business and jumpstarted the nation's first hamburger century. (Well, almost a century: meat rationing during World War II forced us to sell hot dogs and eggs.) Or, most of all, the shared secret language of committed Cravers across the country, the words and senses that turn all of you into One of Ours.

                                                    Still, math is pretty fundamental. Mostly because, in White Castle mathematics (crunched at our Columbus, Ohio, headquarters), the number one keeps popping up.

                                                    First fast-food hamburger chain ever. First industrial-strength spatula. First mass-produced paper hat. First to sell a million hamburgers. First to sell a billion hamburgers. First frozen fast food for sale.

                                                    All of which, of course, makes us your number one. Hold your applause for your next burgers."



                                                    I just love White Castles. We call them belly-bombers in the St. Louis Metro area.


                                                     
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                                                      ConeyIslandLou

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                                                      RE: Krystal Burgers Thu, 01/8/04 5:31 PM (permalink)
                                                      There is a HOT rumor flying around our town that White Castle might be locating here...perhaps one of those franchised WC/Church's Chicken stores..mmm...Church's is a HUNDRED times better than KFC..
                                                       
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                                                        Adjudicator

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                                                        RE: Krystal Burgers Tue, 01/13/04 8:37 PM (permalink)
                                                        Speaking of Krystal...
                                                        Anyone remember the Steve Martin movie where they had "pizza in a cup"? Well, now Krystal has a similar breakfast menu item. Have tried once in my area. While same illustrates a product designed for "fast food" breakfast items, I think this product fills a niche that other FF entities have ignored. At least in MY location that I patronized, this product was rather tasty... See link below.

                                                        http://www.krystalco.com/food/scrambler.asp


                                                         
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                                                          Adjudicator

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                                                          RE: Krystal Burgers Tue, 01/13/04 8:42 PM (permalink)
                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by ConeyIslandLou

                                                          There is a HOT rumor flying around our town that White Castle might be locating here...perhaps one of those franchised WC/Church's Chicken stores..mmm...Church's is a HUNDRED times better than KFC..


                                                          However, Popeyes's is about 100% better than Church's...
                                                           
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                                                            The Travelin Man

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                                                            RE: Krystal Burgers Tue, 01/13/04 8:59 PM (permalink)
                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by Vince Macek

                                                            I've got a friend who's a strict vegetarian yet tolerates her husband eating Krystal burgers. Case of true love there, yep.


                                                            Actually, Vince, I think that may be clear proof that there is no meat in a Krystal burger!
                                                             
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