I’ve written a bunch on the Krystal chain, the south’s version of White Castle. It’s fascinating to me that these two chains, with nearly identical concepts, sprang up at the same time in different parts of the country; it’s also fascinating that one hasn’t gobbled up the other. White Castle is still family owned, Krystal was swallowed by a private equity group, so it’s the latter that has the cash these days.
I like both chains, and since they rarely overlap in the same market, I get to patronize both equally, depending on where I am in the country. This location is strategically placed at the entrance / exit to Bourbon Street, is open 24/7 and their slider burgers are perfect to soak up excessive Hurricanes (the cocktail kind).
They have breakfast sandwiches in the morning, charge $3.00 to use their bathroom (or a purchase) and also have an ATM. It’s a relaxing place (most times) to sit and stare out the window at the Bourbon Street crowd. I’m thinking four burger sliders is the right amount for breakfast. And I’m always right.
It’s also right next door to Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House, one of the Quarter’s great local restaurants.