Krystal names Doug Pendergast CEO

New management team named following chain’s acquisition by Argonne Capital

The Krystal Co., parent to the 360-unit Krystal burger chain, said Wednesday it named former Craftworks and Church’s Chicken executive Doug Pendergast its new chief executive officer.

The news, along with additional management team changes, follows Krystal’s purchase by private equity firm Argonne Capital Group LLC in late March.

Pendergast succeeds James Fred Exum Jr. and most recently served as chief development and franchising officer at Craftworks Rest

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