22squared Jumps Cheeseburgers for Krystal

By Erik Oster 

Agency 22squared teamed up with production company Tool and director Geordie Stephens to launch a new campaign for Atlanta-based burger chain Krystal with the 30-second “Cheese Lovers Death Metal Minibike Jump.”

The spot launches features some suburban kids blasting some metal and setting up a bike jump over a pyramid of Krystal burgers. Their resident Evel Knievel sets out to clear the jump and everything seems to be going according to plan, until suddenly it isn’t. Ending with the tagline “Stupid Good,” it’s evident the spot was built around the line with its (intentionally) stupid humor. “Cheese Lovers Death Metal Minibike Jump” is just the beginning of the campaign, as a handful of spots will roll out throughout 2015, presumably featuring similarly lowbrow humor.



Client: Krystal
Chief Marketing Officer: Jason Abelkop
Director of Marketing Communication: Angela Johnson

Agency: 22squared
Chief Creative Director: John Stapleton
Creative Director: Curt Mueller
Copywriter: Bobby O’Neill
Art Director: Peter Kehr
Director of Integrated Production: Matt Silliman
Executive Producer: Bryan Jameson
Executive Group Director: Ed Klein
Account Supervisor: Katie Hunter

Production Company: Tool
Director: Geordie Stephens
Managing Director – Live Action/EP: Oliver Fuselier
Managing Director – Digital: Dustin Callif
Executive Producer: Rob Helphand
Producer: Jeff Tanner

Editorial Co.: Cosmo Street
Editor: Tessa Davis