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Home-Grown in Chattanooga: 90 Years of Krystal, 1932-2022 – Selections from the Krystal records and memorabilia collection

The first Krystal restaurant opened October 24, 1932, on the corner of Seventh and Cherry Streets here in Chattanooga. It’s one of the oldest fast-food chains in the United States. In 2013, the Krystal company moved its headquarters outside Atlanta, Georgia. That same year, Krystal donated its records to UTC. Special Collections’ newest exhibit features a sample of materials from this archival collection, showcasing Krystal’s history and development from its Depression-era beginnings to the twenty-first century. Materials on display include employee handbooks, toys and merchandise, and covers from the company newsletter, The Krystal Gazer (also accessible in our Digital Collections).

Location: Andrew Roth Grand Reading Room, LIB 402

Dates: August 30, 2022 - December 9, 2022

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