The Krusty Krab is a fictional fast food restaurant located in the city of Bikini Bottom, founded and owned by Mr. Krabs. This restaurant serves as the center of all Krusty Krab Inc. establishments. It is the most popular restaurant in the city Bikini Bottom. Mr. Krabs loves money, and is openly concerned only with making money and because of this, he pays his employees very cheaply (SpongeBob didn't care), and sells his food for very high prices.
The restaurant's reason of popularity is the Krabby Patty, a sandwich with a very top secret recipe, which has almost always been the signature Krusty Krab dish. Other Krusty Krab grub includes typical fast food products such as French fries and sodas, as well as underwater foods such as "Coral Bits" and "Kelp Rings". All of these items make up the "Galley Grub" of the Krusty Krab. Mr Krabs employees: SpongeBob SquarePants, the fry cook, and Squidward Tentacles, the cashier. SpongeBob loves his job and is great at it, while Squidward hates his job and is terrible at it. The two employees work together great (according to SpongeBob) and terribly (according to Squidward); Squidward hates SpongeBob, while SpongeBob thinks he is one of his best friends. The Krusty Krab's main business competitor is the Chum Bucket, owned by Sheldon J. Plankton, Mr. Krabs' worst enemy and former friend. While the Chum Bucket, the restaurant's only competitor usually fails, there have been some short times when the Chum Bucket was not failing. These infrequent short periods of time are the only times when the Krusty Krab has any competition. Stephen Hillenburg's original name for the Krusty Krab was the "Crusty Crab," but he decided that the intentional misspelling was funnier.
The building itself may have once been an old New England lobster trap, since it greatly resembles one. The original owners may have found the trap lying at the bottom of the ocean, and fixed it up and turned it into a building. Another theory is that the building could have been purposely designed to resemble a lobster trap so it could look more nautical than a regular building.
According to the episode "Krusty Krab Training Video", the Krusty Krab was born when Mr. Krabs, who had been secluded in a deep depression after serving in the military that seemed endless, acquired a bankrupt retirement home called the "Rusty Krab". However, later in the episode, "Grandpappy the Pirate" directly contradicts this, depicting that Mr. Krabs was once a seafaring pirate as a preteen and that the Krusty Krab was originally his ship.
However, it is said that after retiring from piracy, Mr. Krabs sold his ship. He could have purchased the retirement home after this, and it could have been just a coincidence that it was called The Rusty Krab and had the same shell sign as Mr. Krabs' ship.
In "Friend or Foe", which revealed the origin of Mr. Krabs and Plankton's rivalry, it is shown that Mr. Krabs first went into the fast food business in his childhood. The Krabby Patty secret formula was created when a shelf was broken during Krabs and Plankton's struggle, causing various ingredients to slide into the patty batter. However, other episodes, most notably "Enemy In-Law", state that the Krabby Patty and its formula is a family recipe, like in "Dunces and Dragons", which shows that the Krabby Patty was first served in medieval times by King Krabs, an ancestor of Mr. Krabs, who was introduced to it as a result of SpongeBob and Patrick's time traveling. As for salaries, Squidward and SpongeBob, the only two employees besides their boss Mr. Krabs, have varying salaries depending on the episode, and are mostly for the joke. In some instances, they are paid an actual (if not minimal) paycheck, while some other instances show that they actually are to pay Mr. Krabs (This is most notable in the episode, "Squid on Strike", where Squidward is forced to pay for his services). Another episode shows they are paid only one nickel (five cents) a day, according to an episode in which Squidward mentions this fact and SpongeBob can not stop laughing. Another recent episode shows that Mr. Krabs pays SpongeBob with "Wacky bucks", a fake currency which obviously has no value, obviously just for a gag. In yet another episode, SpongeBob states that he had to pay Mr. Krabs $100 an hour when he first started working.
Design and Features
The Krusty Krab building has a wooden chassis with glass windows/walls and appears from the outside as an old lobster trap. There is a large clam-shaped sign in front of the building, similar to those used by real-life fast food restaurants, and five International maritime signal flags above the front door. There is a pole outside its right window as seen in the episode "My Pretty Seahorse". It shares resemblance to a New England lobster trap. It might have just been built to look like a lobster trap, but it is also possible that it was actually formed from an old sunken lobster trap.
There is no parking lot, although boats always park there.
The Drive Thru is seen throughout the first four seasons, but its most notable appearance was in the episode "Driven to Tears" when Krabs introduces it to SpongeBob. It was removed until the episode, Drive Thru," when an unrepaired hole was mistaken for a drive thru, causing chaos in the Krusty Krab. Its purpose was to serve travelers and tourists that did not have time to eat at the Krusty Krab. In "Driven to Tears," it resembled a modern drive thru, but in its latest appearance it was cheaply built. It used tin cans with string for microphones, old napkins for a menuboard, and a bent noodle for a sign. The Drive Thru was gotten rid of after it cause chaos in the Krusty Krab.
Like other buildings in the series, the Krusty Krab's interior design is sometimes highly inconsistent between episodes. The Krusty Krab's basic floor plan consists of one main eating area, with the kitchen, Mr. Krabs' office, and bathrooms in separate rooms at the back of the building. There is also a crow's nest located in one of the pillars.
The order stand consists of a small boat directly in front of the window leading to the kitchen.
To go with the show's nautical theme, the Krusty Krab bears a striking resemblance to a New England lobster trap. When you first go inside, there is the main eating area, which is one of the largest rooms. The tables are made out of sailing ship steering wheels, with barrels as chairs. Near the kitchen door is the order station, where the cash register is and where Squidward works, taking people's orders, and giving them to SpongeBob through the order window which is shaped like the bow of a ship. In some episodes, there is a salad stand near the order window, and a "Condiment Island" stand, with ketchup and the like. At the back of the building is a lot of rooms, which are very inconsistent but mostly correct in the following order. In "Krabs a la Mode" a thermostat was shown in the Krusty Krab. Krabs installed a ceiling fan in the episode, "SpongeBob vs. The Big One." It also has a small area in between the roof of the kitchen, Mr. Krab's office, and the bathrooms, which appears to be a storage area. It was featured in the episode Penny Foolish, when Squidward sat on a box holding a flashlight over Mr Krabs, and in the episode Truth or Square when the crew broke a ventalation vent in order to get of the air ducts. The Krusty Krab also features a "lock down" mode. In which metal plates gard the doors, and windows.
On the far left is Mr. Krabs' office, with a money safe, a desk made out of an old sea trunk, chairs, pictures/money on the wall, etc. There is also a door to the kitchen so Mr. Krabs can check on SpongeBob. The money safe is also usually where the secret formula to the krabby patty is hidden.
The kitchen is SpongeBob's station, where SpongeBob makes the Krabby Patties, and stores his cleaning supplies. It has a grill for cooking patties. There are storage cupboards for ingredients. A window is seen, which is used to place orders and to serve them once they are done. The kitchen is commonly used as a storage. In some episodes, it is vast, holding a "Patty Vault" full of Krabby Patties, a freezer that Squidward was frozen in for 2000 years once, and many other hallways and rooms. Also, as seen in the episode Planet of the Jellyfish, the freezer now holds cases of mayonnaise. It had a refrigerator before it was in the episode "Pat No Pay."
There are two restrooms located on the far back right of dining room. It has urinals, toilets and sinks (the women's restroom is never shown). A sign saying to wash your fins can be seen written in both English and Spanish. In most episodes, there are two or sometimes three stalls.
Other interior features
Most notably in Truth or Square, there shown to be a lot of nooks and crannies in the Krusty Krab, like a massive ventilation system. That system also has a surveillance room where there are computers that spy on every house in Bikini Bottom. In various episodes it is shown to be host to several secret passages and rooms. Some examples are found in the episodes "Truth or Square", and "Chum Bucket Supreme".
Apart from its excellent food, the Krusty Krab exhibits many of the undesirable qualities of real-life fast food restaurants. It is dirty and cheaply maintained, and the building is sometimes shown to be in a state of disrepair.
In the "Krusty Krab Training Video", basic features of modern fast food restaurants implemented by the Krusty Krab are described as "the latest achievements in fast food technology" and given extravagant descriptions. This "technology" includes:
The Galley Grub (menu) of the Krusty Krab. The menu is shown differently in almost every episode that it is shown in. The menus contain meals, sides, and beverages. The Krabby Patty is present on every menu ever shown. The menu also once (Its unknown if this is included in every single episode) had it written with VERY tiny words, almost impossible to read without a microscope "Money Back guarantee", however it has only happened once that anyone has used this guarantee to demand the money back.
"Krabby Land" Menu:
Krabby Patty - $2.99 (99¢ on Wednesday)
with cheese - $3.99 ($1.99 on Wednesday)
Krabby Combo - $3.99
Kiddie Meal - $1.99
Krabby Fries - $2.99
Another alternate menu:
Krabby Pattie - $2.00
Krusty Combo - $3.99
Krusty Deluxe - $3.00
Seaweed Salad - $1.50
Coral Bits - $1.95
"Mermaidman and Barnacleboy V" menu:
Krabby Patty - $1.25
w/ sea cheese - $1.50
Double Krabby Patty - $2.00
w/ sea cheese - $2.25
Triple Krabby Patty - $3.00
w/ sea cheese - $3.25
Small - $1.00
Medium - $1.25
Large - $1.50
Kelp Rings - $1.50
salty sauce - $0.50
Krabby Meal - $3.50
Double Krabby Meal - $3.75
Triple Krabby Meal - $4.00
Salty Sea Dog - $1.25
Footlong - $2.00
Sailors Surprise - $3.00
Golden Loaf - $2.00
w/ sauce - $2.50
Kelp Shake - $2.00
Small - $1.00
Medium - $1.25
Large - $1.50
In various other episodes, there are foods and drinks mentioned, but not shown in the Galley Grub. Some of the products are even mentioned more than once, whether or not they are in the Galley Grub.
Small Dozen Krabby Patties - seen in the episode "Pickles"
Policies and disclaimers held by the Krusty Krab for the employees include:
The Krusty Krab Employee Manual; Second revised edition; page 35; section 19; Clause 3A: All staff must remain on the premises until the day's receipts are fully accounted for. As seen in "Can You Spare a Dime?"
The Krusty Krab Employee Manual; Second revised edition; page 35; section 19; Clause 3B: The proprietor reserves the right to be unfair. As seen in "Can You Spare a Dime?"
Think of the customer.
Everyone's money is good (an escaped convict with a sack of stolen money is shown eating a Krabby Patty). As seen in "Bubble Buddy".
The customers' jokes are always funny. As seen in the episode "Sponge-Cano".
Krusty Krab Rule book; Rule #2: Never disclose the location of the secret formula! As seen in the episode "One Coarse Meal".
Employees are granted a discount on purchased items. As seen in the episode "To Love a Patty"
Employees can have worker's compensation: employees get paid while they're at home.
Policies and disclaimers held by the Krusty Krab for the customers include:
Krusty Krab policy clearly states that once the patty has reached the customer, it is his/her responsibility. As seen in the episode "Born Again Krabs".
Money back guarantee (seen only in microscopic print). As seen in the episode "Pickles".
No free napkins.
No free refills. As seen in the episode "Patty Hype".
Policies and disclaimers held by the Krusty Krab for both customers and employees include:
The Krabby Patty formula is the sole property of the Krusty Krab and is only to be discussed in part or in whole with its creator, Mr. Krabs. Duplication of this formula is punishable by law. Restrictions apply, results may vary. As seen in the episode "Imitation Krabs".
Due to Mr. Krabs' cheapness, The Krusty Krab is rarely shown to have any significant advertising, but has on several significant occasions. One of his methods of advertisement seen in the episode "As Seen on TV" was commercials.
Squidward is the director at first, but when Mr. Krabs sees the insane values of Squidward's commercial, he fires the crew and directs an extremely cheap and poorly made commercial using only himself, his employees and his daughter. The commercial was shown in the "prime time slot" of 3:28 AM, and featured Pearl and Squidward playing teenage girls getting their first Krabby Patty from Mr. Krabs. SpongeBob made only two partial cameos in the commercial, but was extremely excited to see himself on TV and believed that he was now a celebrity. In the commercial, the Krusty Krab's slogan is jokingly shown to be "Come spend your money here!"
In order to attract new regulars into his restaurant, Mr. Krabs advertised his business in a local newspaper, in extremely small print, (so small you need a magnifying glass to see). As seen in the episode "The Krabby Kronicle".
In the episode "Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob", Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are hired to promote the restaurant, appearing in television commercials for it. Kids meals are produced featuring Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy toys. In "Bummer Vacation", SpongeBob is shown to own a Krusty Krab play set, which includes figures of SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs and Squidward. In "Yours, Mine, and Mine", it is seen to have a toy made out of the Krabby Patty, which SpongeBob calls a Patty Pal. In "Born Again Krabs" Mr. Krabs sells Bikini Bottomite action figures until he realizes he is awake.
Squidward is the cashier, and stands in a boat taking orders for the entire work day. Squidward has also served as a fry cook in various episodes, including "Bubble Buddy", "Pickles" and in "Breath of Fresh Squidward". Squidward hates his job, the Krusty Krab, Krabby Patties, and his peers at work. Despite his dissatisfaction, he makes little effort to find a different job, and has attempted to quit on only a few occasions, most notably in "Can You Spare a Dime?".
SpongeBob is the fry cook of the restaurant. In "The Original Fry Cook", Jim, quits after Mr. Krabs refused to give him a raise. He first applied for the job in "Help Wanted", the pilot episode of the series. Mr. Krabs and Squidward, wanting no part of him, sent SpongeBob on a fool's errand. While he was gone, an enormous crowd of anchovies stormed the restaurant, nearly killing Squidward and Krabs. When SpongeBob returned, he demonstrated his superhuman fry cook skills, serving all the anchovies, saving Squidward and Krabs, and securing his job. SpongeBob has been assigned other duties in various episodes, including has janitorial duties, "co-cashier" in "The Algae's Always Greener", "Parking Lot Litter Patrol" in "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler", and "well money-retriever" in "Wishing You Well". At the end of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, SpongeBob is hired as the manager of the new Krusty Krab 2. According to the episode "Stanley S. SquarePants", SpongeBob's exact job title is "Vice Assistant General Manager in charge of certain things".
In various episodes, the Krusty Krab has hired additional employees. None maintain their job for more than one consecutive episode.
Patrick Star has worked at the Krusty Krab in several episodes. He was first hired at the Krusty Krab in the episode "Arrgh!", only to be immediately fired (and again later for the second time). He first properly worked at the Krusty Krab in "Big Pink Loser". In "Squilliam Returns", Patrick is assigned the role of hat-taker when Squidward takes over the restaurant to impress Squilliam. In "Bummer Vacation", he took SpongeBob's job as an unpaid intern during his forced vacation. In "That's No Lady", Patrick, disguised as "Patricia", becomes the waitress of the Krusty Krab. In "Banned in Bikini Bottom," Patrick works as the bouncer to the secret Krusty Krab. In "Pat No Pay", he is forced to work at the Krusty Krab in order to pay for the numerous Krabby Patties he has eaten and failed to pay for. In "No Hat for Pat", Mr. Krabs wanted to have tourists eating at his restaurant but had no luck. He found Patrick standing outside doing nothing and wanting a hat, he applied for the job to advertise the Krusty Krab. He made no success but obtained his hat and started falling to the ground, bringing tourists and more customers. His falling made Mr. Krabs find more things to fall into and when the customers see that two were about to hurt themselves only Squidward did and stripped Mr. Krabs from his money earned thus firing Patrick.
Charles worked at the Krusty Krab without Mr. Krabs knowing in "Welcome To The Bikini Bottom Triangle". While he was "holding down the fort", he somehow caught Plankton during Krabs and the Krusty Crew's absence.
Frank was once hired by SpongeBob, the Krusty Krab's temporary manager. In "Gullible Pants," Squidward told SpongeBob a false secret stating that Frank wanted a job as a fry cook. The gullible sponge gave him the job, and Frank thought that SpongeBob knows his secret, making him think that SpongeBob was threatening to reveal it. He did what the sponge says and cooked Krabby Patties as Squidward gives him more false secrets.
After replaced with Karen 2 by Plankton in "Karen 2.0", Mr. Krabs took Karen to the Krusty Krab after being thrown on the streets. Later, when Karen decided to forget about Plankton, Mr. Krabs hired her as the cashier, making Squidward the janitor. Not long after, Karen 2 and Plankton visited the Krusty Krab where the two computers had a fight, Karen reigning supreme. After having a brief shut down, Plankton took Karen back to the Chum Bucket, thus putting Squidward back into his position as cashier, in which Mr. Krabs used the remains of Karen 2 to dress Squidward up to attract more customers.
Mrs. Puff worked at the Krusty Krab only in the episode Summer Job. She accidently smashes through the front door of the Krusty Krab with her boat and Mr. Krabs decides to have her work unpaid until the damages are fix. Mrs. Puff mainly takes over Squidward's job at the register and Mr. Krabs assigns SpongeBob to look over her. Having enough of SpongeBob bossing her around, Mrs. Puff storms out of the Krusty Krab and prepares to drive off but a policeman arrests her for littering (she just threw SpongeBob's note on the ground).
Being cheap, Mr. Krabs consistently pays his employees extremely poorly, although the exact amount varies. In "Squeaky Boots", SpongeBob's paycheck consists of an envelope of money. In "Dying for Pie," Squidward mentions that he gets paid at minimum wage. In "Bossy Boots", when Mr. Krabs attempts to get rid of all the stuff he bought for the Kuddly Krab, he sells them to SpongeBob for 1 years salary. This includes music, carpet, furniture, and stuffed animals. In "Skill Crane", Mr. Krabs gives SpongeBob and Squidward their paychecks, which consists of an envelope of money for SpongeBob and a huge bag of quarters for Squidward.
In "Bummer Vacation", Mr. Krabs holds up a dime and SpongeBob says that is more than what he makes in a year. In "Squid on Strike", Mr. Krabs deducts from SpongeBob and Squidward's salary for "goofing off". In "Big Pink Loser", SpongeBob claims that he actually pays Mr. Krabs rather than being paid himself. In "One Coarse Meal," it is revealed that Mr. Krabs pays SpongeBob with fake money called Wacky Bucks.
According to the Krusty Krab Training Video, employees work under the unfortunately named philosophy of "POOP" which stands for People Order Our Patties. The video also explains how employees are required to maintain personal hygiene, keep their work station tidy and free of droppings, and keep supplies clean and organized. Employees must also be prepared for an emergency situation and watch out for Plankton.
Annual Employment Report Card
Report cards are kept to record the progress of employees on their tasks or job. The requirements include:
Keeps Work Area Clean
Arrives at Work on Time
Does a Laborious Task for Supervisor
Keeps up on Hygiene
There is also inspection for the employees (as seen in the episode "Missing Identity"). To pass the requirements, an employee must complete the following requirements.
Must have nametag on
Must be clean
The Krusty Krab is one of the most popular restaurants, and seemingly the only fast food restaurant in town. The place is usually full of cutomers except during episodes that involve trying to attract them. There is usually a significant line at Squidwards register and occaionally leads outside the doors into the distance with no one being discouraged from waiting in it to acquire food.
The food is so popular in fact that several times when customers are made to wait on food, rather than complain or simply leave they will riot. Attacking SpongeBob and Squidward and even damage the building despite attacking the Fry Cook and waiter being the opposite of helpful in that situation.
During the period were the Krusty Krab had a drive thru the town turned into a parking lot since everyone tried to use it, never occurring to anyone to just get out of their car and go inside like normal.
In several episodes, the Krusty Krab is temporarily changed or even converted into a different restaurant entirely.
In the episode "Bossy Boots," Mr. Krabs hires his daughter Pearl to work at the Krusty Krab during her vacation. With the help of SpongeBob, she changed the Krusty Krab into the "Kuddly Krab", a girly teen hangout restaurant which served only tea, fries and salad. The restaurant featured a colorful design and featured stuffed animals and other novelty decorations. Despite its popularity among teens, the Kuddly Krab suffered an overall decline in profits and Pearl had to be fired. Pearl reveals that she was actually trying to be fired, as the job cut too much into her social life. The Krusty Krab returned to normal, and SpongeBob bought all the decorations for one year's salary.
In the episode "Squilliam Returns", Mr. Krabs let Squidward temporarily transform the Krusty Krab into a fancy 5-Star restaurant so that Squidward could impress his highly successful unibrowed rival, Squilliam Fancyson. The plan worked, until SpongeBob went insane because Squilliam asked what's his name and destroyed the restaurant.
In the episode "Le Big Switch", a French "exchange chef" from the Fancy! restaurant becomes the cook at the Krusty Krab, and the Krusty Krab is transformed into a five-star French bistro, where Mr. Krabs is ecstatic because he can sell minuscule portions for very expensive prices, including a putrid dish which can only lose its stench by shredding gold on top of it. The French chef does this, much to Mr. Krabs disapproval. Squidward is also very happy because SpongeBob became an exchange chef and went to the Fancy! restaurant where his Krabby Patties were a huge hit even though it was not the type of cuisine suited for the Fancy! restaurant. Eventually the Krusty Krab bistro goes out of business and SpongeBob brings back all the Fancy! customers, who were demanding Krabby Patties from the Krusty Krab, returning the business to normal.
In the episode "Selling Out", Mr. Krabs sells the Krusty Krab to a corporate mogul named Howard Blandy and goes into retirement. The Krusty Krab is converted into the "Krabby O' Monday's", a family diner that had a pleasant atmosphere but in reality generated synthetic Krabby Patties made of sludge by machine. When Mr. Krabs took a job there as a result of boredom, he discovers this secret and goes on a rampage, revealing it to the customers and destroying the restaurant. He then buys the destroyed Krusty Krab back from Blandy for full price.
In the episode "Krusty Towers", Mr. Krabs transforms the restaurant into the "Krusty Towers", a multi-story hotel after staying at one and witnessing the outrageous prices that hotels can charge. The Hotel is destroyed when Patrick performs a cannonball into the swimming pool in his room, causing the tower to collapse, leaving only the original Krusty Krab.
In the episode "Krabs a la Mode", the restaurant is converted into an indoor ice ring, and later a swimming pool, when Plankton's plot to turn down the thermostat and freeze the Krusty Krab backfires.
In the episode, "The Krusty Sponge", Mr. Krabs, after receiving a review praising SpongeBob, transforms the Krusty Krab into a SpongeBob-themed restaurant called "The Krusty Sponge". However, the soiled yellow "Spongy Patties" caused Mr. Krabs to be arrested. Krabs bribes the judge to excuse him by having Squidward give him rides on the train which was built around the restaurant.
In "SB-129", the Krab is shown to in some form still be in service two-thousand years into the future. Like everything else in the future, the building is entirely plated in chrome.
In the episode "Drive Thru", Mr. Krabs added a Drive Thru, but after this episode, the Drive Thru is never seen again.
Plankton attempted to walk right into the Krusty Krab and steal the formula. He tripped and made himself look helpless which made the public send Krabs to court. His new attempt was to sue Krabs for the formula. SpongeBob, impersonating as a lawyer, made sure that Plankton reveal his true intentions, resulting in another plan foiled. The public and jury turned against Plankton and labeled Krabs not guilty but cheap in the episode "Krabs vs. Plankton".
Krabs was arrested for selling poisoned food. The entire town of Bikini Bottom was against him. Luckily, the judge was a SpongeBob fan, so he reconsidered and did not send Krabs "down the river." Instead, he would return the restaurant to its normal ways, and the judge would get a ride on the Fun Train.
Krabs was arrested for avoiding to pay for a product by stealing. The judge, Horace A. Whopper, decided that he will give away free Krabby Patties all day tomorrow. Krabby Patties sold by the dozens as Krabs screamed in horror while watching. This most likely ruined the profits as seen in the episode "Patty Caper".
Destruction and Abuse
The Krusty Krab has been destroyed in several episodes, but is always intact in its next appearance.
Help Wanted - Anchovies invade the restaurant and tear down the beams
Employee of the Month - SpongeBob and Squidward make so many Krabby Patties that the Krusty Krab becomes pressurized and explodes.
Sleepy Time- In Plankton's dream, he steps on the Krusty Krab causing some damage.
Suds - SpongeBob's massive sneeze destroys the Krusty Krab.
Texas - Sandy pulls SpongeBob causing the front of the restaurant to tear off.
Your Shoe's Untied - SpongeBob rips up the floor while hiding his untied shoes from Patrick.
Skill Crane - Squidward makes a crane spin out of control and it smashes the Krusty Krab.
Krusty Towers - After Patrick does a cannonball into the pool, the Krusty Towers collapses pancake-style, leaving only the original Krusty Krab standing.
Spy Buddies - Plankton's blimp is punctured, which flies into the Krusty Krab.
The Krusty Plate - SpongeBob resorts to a high-powered cleaning device which explodes with the force of an Atomic Bomb. Also, the Krusty Krab was shown on fire during a flashback, when Mr. Krabs said "Shoud have never left you alone with a lit blowtorch and me rollerskates reveling that Eugene H. Krabs once left SpongeBob alone with a weldingtorch and a pair of roller skates.
Pat No Pay - Patrick throws a bag of money down the trash compactor, which jams and the Krusty Krab flies away.
Slide Whistle Stooges - Squidward drives a gasoline tanker truck through the Krusty Krab leaving the front and back of the Krusty Krab.
Dying for Pie - Mr. Krabs throws a piece of the bomb pie at the milk which makes a huge explosion at the back of Mr. Krabs's office wall.
Selling Out - The Krusty Krab is demolished by a wave of Synthetic Patty Material.
SpongeHenge - The entire Krusty Krab except for the floorboards is blown away by the wind. Sometime later, SpongeBob finds the top and believes that he was gone for years, as it was almost completely buried.
Summer Job - Mrs. Puff accidentally destroys the door with a boat, so she had to work at the Krusty Krab.
Buried in Time - In Squidward's dream, The Krusty Krab sunk and was demolished and replaced with the Squidward Tentacles' museum
Frozen Face Off - The Krusty Krab was destroyed by Plankton, because he broke apart molecules from the safe and caused a nuclear explosion, which destroyed the Krusty Krab
Sponge-Cano - The Krusty Krab got set on fire by lava bombs when Mt. Bikini Botom erupts.
Drive Thru - After Mr. Krabs hammers multiple holes into the wall the Krusty Krab becomes a pile of dirt.
Drive Thru - Mr. Krabs put in 3 drive thrus to speed up business and the Krusty Krab fell apart.
The location of the Krusty Krab relative to SpongeBob's house is not always the same. In the episodes "Help Wanted", "Plankton!", "Pickles", "Suds", "Hooky" and "Missing Identity", SpongeBob goes to the right of his house and passes Squidward's and Patrick's houses. In almost every other episode where the location of the Krusty Krab relative to SpongeBob's house, he goes to the left (the list of episodes would take such a long time to type, this editor would not bother). Mr. Krabs is too cheap to buy to pieces of property to place a Krusty Krab when it is destroyed.
The address of the Krusty Krab is possibly 831 Bottomfeeder Lane. In the episode "Walking The Plankton", a letter is being delivered to the Krusty Krab in the beginning of the episode. If one pauses the episode at the right time, the address can be read.
Despite the apparent deliciousness of the Krabby Patty, the Krusty Krab is often seen without customers.
In the scene where SpongeBob washes his hands in the training video (also seen in Karate Choppers), there is a poster that says "Please wash your fins". Under those words there are words in Spanish that say "Wash the fins" (Lave las aletas).
At the end of "Krusty Krab Training Video", the Krabby Patty secret formula is almost revealed, but is cut off and the Krabby Patty formula was never revealed.
The Krusty Krab's doors have been shattered repeatedly throughout the episodes, but later in the episodes the doors are fixed.
The Krusty Krab has five Navy signal flags above its doors. Krusty Krab Is? Patty Caper In look to a Krusty Krab in cartoon.
In Nasty Patty, the sign is on the right side of the restaurant and has the name written in green neon lettering.
It is hinted by Steven Hillenburg got the idea from Krusty Burger from the animated television series the Simpsons.
Pokemon Ranger And The Temple Of The Sea has the Phantom, the villain of the movie trying to catch Manaphy, referred to as a "crusty crab", making a reference to the Krusty Krab.
There are two stories on how the Krusty Krab was born, first was in "Krusty Krab Training Video" where it is shown that the Krusty Krab was once an old bankrupt retirement home named "Rusty Krab" which according to the narrator that it only took a few minor restorations (Mr. Krabs just added a 'K' to the Rusty Krab) then second was in "Grandpappy the Pirate" where it is shown that the Krusty Krab was once a Pirate Ship.
In a few episodes, the grill is in the back of the kitchen, rather than the front.
The Krusty Krab is called a dump by its founder.
In Pizza Delivery there is a sign in the background hanging on a door that says, the heads.
In the much later episode Move It or Lose It, the Krusty Krab gets moved 1 foot from its original spot.
In most episodes, the letters on the sign are made of red-painted wood. However, in some episodes, mainly in nighttime settings, the letters are green neon.