Krystal, the Dunwoody-based restaurant chain famous for its square hamburgers, July 20 announced it will donate puppet versions of its classic Krystal foods to the Center for Puppetry Arts in Midtown.
The center is the largest nonprofit dedicated to the art of puppetry in the country and has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and magic of puppetry through performances, curriculum-based workshops, and interactive installations in its Worlds of Puppetry Museum. The museum features the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets and props in the world and will soon be home to a special area designated to the Krystal puppets.
The Krystal puppets were created by the Jim Henson Creature Shop in support of The Krystal Co.’s 2016 “Shun the Ho-Hum” advertising campaign. The campaign featured playful puppet versions of the classic Krystal, Krystal Chik, Krystal fries and the Country-fried Krystal.
“We are absolutely thrilled that our Krystal puppets will continue to entertain millions of children and adults from all over the world for years to come,” Heather Schlesinger, Krystal’s director of calendar, program and promotions said in a news release. “We believe that our brand values are well-aligned as both of our organizations support ongoing education for school-age children designed to fuel their imagination.”
The donation fits in with the mission of the Krystal Foundation, which was established to provide much-needed funding for educational enrichment programs such as STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and…