Krystal is an American fast food restaurant chain with headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is known for its small, square hamburger sliders with steamed-in onions (however, it is possible to order without onions) and 24/7 business hours. Krystal's burgers resemble those of the Midwestern hamburger chain, White Castle. Krystal is popular with college students, and has become known for competitive eating contests, including one in which a record-holding participant ate over 100 hamburgers in a matter of minutes. Krystal announced that it will move its corporate headquarters from Chattanooga to Atlanta in early 2013. Founded October 24, 1932, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the first years of the Great Depression, entrepreneur Rody Davenport Jr. and partner J. Glenn Sherrill theorized that even in a severe economic upheaval, 'People would patronize a restaurant that was kept spotlessly clean, where they could get a good meal with courteous service at the lowest possible price.
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