3502 U.S. 80
Jackson, MS 39208
I have always wanted to try the "White Castle of the South," but circumstances had never enabled it. Mostly because I live in Philadelphia. On a recent business trip, I had a chance to check it out. Keeping in mind I was dead sober, and in order to fully compare this place to White Castle as it is usually enjoyed, I would have to had been drinking for a substantial period of time. Needless to say, I gave it a go anyhow.
It looked rather similar inside, with stainless steel and a variety of crappy choices.
I got a four 'Krystal burger with cheese' pack, with fries and an additional fried chicken sandwich for good measure. There were a couple of construction workers next to me, and one of them had at least a dozen burger sleeves littered around his tray, so I didn't feel too fat. God bless Mississippi.
These burgers are steamed in onions, with the buns on top, resulting in a flavorful patty, and a fluffy/moist bun. Obviously, they are slapped together hastily, but they aren't too bad.
Pickles, onions, cheese, and yellow mustard are all that you get. But it works well enough.
The fried chicken slider is basically a chicken finger on a bun, and was okay as well. It seemed like I was lucky to get mayo and a pickle, even though it's supposed to come standard.
Krystal burger is exactly what I expected it to be. The pickles are pretty key, but I wouldn't run back. Unless, of course, business takes me down south once again – but that time, there will definitely be booze in the equation.