The Krusty Krab is the most popular restaurant in Bikini Bottom. It is owned by Mr. Krabs, who opened it following his tenure in the Navy. According to The Krusty Krab Training Video, The Krusty Krab building was formerly a retirement home before it was purchased by Krabs. Krabs quickly opened a restaurant and its popularity has grown ever since. The Krusty Krab is normally operated six days a week and from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Perhaps The Krusty Krab is most known for its renowned dish: the Krabby Patty. A simple burger, it's the heart, soul ,and sweat that sets the dish aside from similar items of competitors. The Krusty Krab also serves Coral Bits, Kelp Rings, and Fried Oyster Skins; in addition to other classic fast-food dishes. It has been destroyed on several occasions: Spongebob and Squidward blow it up in Employee of the Month while competing for that prestigious award. In Squid on Strike, Spongebob "dismantles the establishment" by completely demolishing it during the middle of the night. Patrick destroys it in Pat No Pay by over filling the trash compactor and causing it to explode. In The Krusty Plate, Spongebob tries numerous was to remove a speck off of a dish, but causes a huge explosion that razes the restaurant. Mr. Krabs, himself, gradually levels it in Drive Thru, by continuous smashing its walls to build more Drive Thrus.
- Eugene Krabs; owner and founder. Oversees company operations.
- Squidward Tentacles: full-time cashier.
- Spongebob Squarepants: full-time fry-cook.
- Patrick Star: fill-in employee on multiple occasions.