Krystal Names Prattville Operator Franchisee of the Year

Chef parlayed food industry expertise into a top performing franchise

Krystal Names Prattville Operator Franchisee of the Year
Krystal 2012 Franchisee of the Year. From left to right, Janet and Gene Montgomery, Krystal Franchisees, Rus Morris, Krystal Prattville Operations Manager, and Doug Pendergast, Krystal CEO, take time for a photo congratulating the Montgomerys for being named 2012 Franchisee of the Year.

Chattanooga, TN  (Restaurant News Release)  The Krystal Company named Gene and Janet Montgomery of Mont-J’s, LLC the prestigious 2012 Franchisee of the Year for the success of their Krystal restaurant in Prattville, Ala. The selection was announced at the recent Annual Krystal Franchise Business Partners meeting.

“The Montgomerys are among the pioneers in the Krystal franchise history,” said Keith Moody, Krystal’s Director of Franchise Operations. “Their restaurant has been a top performing Krystal for more than 10 years, and is an honor to recognize their exemplary presentation of the Krystal brand to the passionate Krystal Lovers in the Prattville community. The Mongomerys are excellent role models for the Krystal franchise family with their commitment to providing quality Krystal products, building a quality team of employees, getting involved in the local community and delivering a great Krystal experience to each customer.”

The Montgomerys have spent a lifetime in the food industry. Mr. Montgomery was classically trained at The Culinary Institute of America in New Haven, Conn., and parlayed his culinary training into a successful restaurant business career.

“Prattville has a very dedicated following of Krystal Lovers,” said Gene Montgomery, Krystal Franchisee and 2012 Franchisee of the Year. “We are deeply honored to receive this award, but it really belongs to our loyal customers.”

The Krystal Company

The Krystal Company is well known for its signature menu item, the famous Krystal Burger, with its steamed-in onion flavor, which is always served hot and fresh. Founded in 1932, Krystal is a southern icon, known not only for its signature product, but also for its hospitality and value. The Krystal experience is one that virtually every man, woman and child raised in the South has shared. The Krystal brand – and the great food, service, value and setting that it represents – has a prominent place in the South’s cultural landscape. The Krystal Company is the oldest quick service restaurant chain in the South and the second oldest in the United States. For more information, visit