KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — It's the same classic food, prepared in a new style of restaurant.
Krystal plans this year to tear down its existing restaurant on North Broadway and Oglewood Avenue and replace it with what's being called an "iconic prototype."
The new model is a little smaller, more square and meant to be more efficient and friendly to drive-through traffic.
Knox County records show the properties at 2815 and 2817 N. Broadway have been sold from the Krystal Company for $1.833 million to Eden Star Property LLC of Marietta, Ga. That's part of the process, according to a Krystal spokesperson.
The spokesperson said plans are for the new store to open in September, weather and other circumstances permitting.
The first such store opened in Jackson, Miss. Memphis and Chattanooga also have gotten Krystal remakes.
Two of the prototypes just opened in the Atlanta area, Krystal's biggest single market.
The Broadway store will be the first for Knoxville, according to the spokesperson.
No jobs will be lost during the "scrape and rebuild," according to the spokesperson. Workers will switch to another store while construction is underway.
Krystal started in Chattanooga in the early 1930s and operates more than 350 stores.
Plans call for redesigning 75-100 of its restaurants over the next five years, focusing on aging properties.