Crispers (restaurant)

Crispers (restaurant)
Crispers remodel - downtown Lakeland, Florida, USA
Crispers, LLC
Type Private
Industry Restaurants
Founded Lakeland (1989)
Headquarters Lakeland, FL, U.S.
Area served Florida
Key people Bill Whitaker, Founder, President
Revenue $13M USD (2008) (est)[1]
Employees 600 (2008)[1]

Crispers is a Lakeland, Florida based chain of fast casual restaurants with an emphasis on health-conscious fare and a menu that consists mainly of salads and sandwiches (the subtitle for the brand is "Fresh Salads and Such").



Crispers was founded in South Lakeland, Florida in 1989 by Bill Whitaker and his wife, Vanessa[2][3]. Previously a Darden Restaurants brand, it is now owned by Publix Supermarkets, who had begun investing monetary resources in 2004, & had acquired the chain from Darden in 2007.[4] On June 11, 2008, the parent company of Crispers—Publix Supermarkets, the nation's eighth largest private company [5] -- employed a new chief executive(Ron Fuller).[6] On May 10, 2011, Publix announced they had reached a deal to sell Crispers to Fresh Alternatives, LLC.


As of 2011, Crispers has 29 restaurants throughout Florida residing in Bartow, Bradenton, Clermont, Eustis, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake Mary, Lakeland, Largo, Longwood, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, St. Augustine, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Villages, Vero Beach, Viera (Melbourne), Winter Haven,and Winter Park.[7]

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