Chattanooga's own Krystal is celebrating the news of being named one of the best regional fast food by offering burgers for 50 cents.

Krystal won USA Today's 10 Best Regional Fast Food award, and now they're sharing the love with their birthplace - Chattanooga.

Original Krystals will be sold for 50 cents each on Tuesday, April 30 at participating locations in the Chattanooga market from 6:00am until midnight, while supplies last.

'Being selected to USA Today's Top-10 Best Regional Fast Food List is huge for us,' said Paul
Macaluso, Krystal president and CEO. 'We want to thank our customers in the market where it all began with 50-cent burgers on Customer Appreciation Day in Chattanooga.'

All nominees are located within one primary geographic area in the United States.

The top ten winners are:

  • Habit Burger
  • Pal's Sudden Service
  • Whataburger
  • Sheetz
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Quaker Steak & Lube
  • Cook Out
  • Krystal
  • Culver's
  • Biscuitville

Krystal was born in Chattanooga during the Great Depression and is the second-oldest quick-service restaurant (aka fast-food) in the country. The company is now headquartered in Atlanta with over 350 locations in 11 states throughout the

'The Krystal experience is unique. It's something you can't get anywhere else,' Macaluso said. 'We're proud of our heritage as the South's first fast-food brand. People come from all over to taste our iconic Krystal burgers, and this award is both validation for our brand and a tribute to our loyal fan base.'