ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Krystal Company®, the brand famous for its signature square hamburgers, is doing its part to help the environment by implementing a new energy saving program at its Georgia restaurant locations.
This spring, Krystal® partnered with Georgia Power to create a plan to reduce energy transmissions and costs at its restaurants across the state. Krystal installed new LED lighting at 72 Georgia locations, which equates to more than 600 light fixtures being replaced over the course of three months. The replacement equaled an energy saving rebate of more than $60,000 across the state. A total of 55 stores qualified for Georgia Power's Commercial Energy Efficiency rebate, estimating in an overall savings of more than 2,800,000 kilowatt-hours.
"Running an environmentally conscious business is important for us," said Brian Blosser, the Vice President of Development and Construction at The Krystal Company®. "We're always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact, and, by replacing the lights, we not only did we do that but also helped our store's bottom line."
With the success of the this program, The Krystal Company® plans to install LED lighting in all new restaurant locations and store remodels throughout the country, and aims to install the lighting in many existing Krystal locations over the next several years.
About The Krystal Company®
Founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1932, The Krystal Company® is the oldest quick service restaurant chain in the South. Its hamburgers are still served fresh and hot off the grill on the iconic square bun at more than 350 restaurants in 11 states. Krystal's Atlanta-based Restaurant Support Center serves a team of 6,000 employees. For more information, visit http://www.Krystal.com or http://www.facebook.com/Krystal or follow the brand on Twitter and Instagram @Krystal.
SOURCE The Krystal Company