Krystal Names Vice President, Information Technology

Atlanta — Krystal Restaurants LLC, the original quick-service restaurant chain in the South, recently named Steve Patel its new vice president of information technology. Patel will lead information technology for the brand and its nearly 300 restaurants. He is a seasoned IT professional with more than 22 years of experience.

“Steve’s extensive experience and proven results in IT paired with his innovative and strategic mindset makes him a valuable asset for our organization as we look to expand our brand with systems that will improve services and processes for our teams and the guests we serve,” says Tom Stager, president of Krystal Restaurants LLC. “Through his leadership, we look forward to staying abreast of the latest opportunities in technology for our brand.”

Prior to joining Krystal, Patel served as owner and consultant for Atlanta-based Elevation Technology, which caters to small restaurant brands without large IT departments.

Patel is new to the Krystal organization, but he has more than 17 years in IT for restaurants. He most recently served as vice president of information technology for Huddle House/Perkins Restaurants. He was also executive IT director for Church’s Chicken. His earlier experience in restaurant technology included senior level support and engineering roles with The Wendy’s Company and the Wendy’s Arby’s Group.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Krystal Restaurants LLC is the original quick-service restaurant chain in the South, since 1932. Krystal operates in 10 states with nearly 300 restaurants. For more information, visit



SOURCE: Krystal Restaurants LLC

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