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Steve Patel Joins Krystal as VP of IT

He worked as VP IT for Huddle House/Perkins Restaurants and Executive IT Director for Church’s Chicken.

Steve Patel has joined Krystal Restaurants LLC to be the QSR brand's new Vice President Information Technology.

Patel has more than 22 years of IT experience. Most recently he served as Owner and Consultant for Atlanta-based Elevation Technology. He provided infrastructure services, PCI-DSS compliance consulting, web, and mobile app accessibility compliance consulting to small restaurant brands without large IT departments.

Patel has more than 17 years in IT for restaurants. He worked as VP IT for Huddle House/Perkins Restaurants. He was also Executive IT Director for Church’s Chicken. His earlier experience in restaurant technology included senior level support and engineering roles with The Wendy’s Company and the Wendy’s Arby’s Group.

Patel said he is looking forward to bringing "a new level of information security and strategic thought leadership to the Information Technology department. As the company expands their presence and looks to offer new and innovative technology, it’s critical for my team to help them keep pace. I’m excited to be part of these momentous developments.”


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