The Neches Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the newest addition to our growing team, Chrystal Lundy, as our new General Manager for both Willy Burger and Crown Pizza in Beaumont.
As our new GM, Chrystal Lundy will oversee staff and daily operational procedures on-site in both Beaumont restaurants. She brings a unique perspective and valuable experience to the team at a time of new energy and growth.
“With the growth of our restaurants and the evolution of our brands right now, it’s important to have a multi-skilled utility player like Chrystal who can effectively go from one restaurant to the other on the fly,” says Alden Pond, Vice President. “We share a lot of resources between the restaurants, but they are truly distinct in product, position, experience, and other things so we want to support and serve them the best we can. Chrystal has the kind of expertise and ability to do just that.”
Chrystal has served the Golden Triangle from both sides of the counter—from cooking to management to owning her own restaurant.
Along with her sister, Jodi Hebert, Chrystal owned and ran the popular Port Neches restaurant, Gather: Paleo Cafe & Market. The restaurant specialized in healthy options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She still prepares meals and gluten-free mixes for local restaurants.
Before joining Willy Burger and Crown Pizza, Chrystal also served as manager for Judice’s Cajun Cafe in Bridge City.
“I have a real passion for creativity and cooking with good, high quality ingredients. And Willy Burger and Crown Pizza have all of this and it’s easy to see why customers and the community really support both restaurants,” she says.
“I also really care about organizing and putting things into action. I’m excited to do that here and be part of the momentum. We see a bright future.”
Chrystal joins her sister, Jessi Hebert, at Willy Burger as well. As a recent summer addition to the team, Jessi (manager) has jumped right in and helped our beloved burger joint see encouraging results with new procedures and new in-store branding.
Pond and owner, Dallon James, have added Chrystal to the team at a pivotal time in the business as the Neches Restaurant Group is set to open Crown Pizza in Katy, Texas next month. Chrystal has already been involved in planning stages, providing valuable insights leading up to the launch.
Pond adds, “We are proud of the progress we’ve made at the restaurants, especially in these last few months, and we’re proud to have her on board to gain and grow and continue the vision.”