If you were looking for the article about the episode, then see The Krusty Sponge.

The Krusty Sponge is a SpongeBob-themed version of the Krusty Krab restaurant. It appears in the episode of the same name.




  • SpongeBob drinking straws
  • SpongeBob napkins
  • SpongeBob coasters
  • SpongeBob bibs
  • SpongeBob ice cubes


  • Autographs: $4.99 or $5
  • Fun Train: $1.98


  • Squidward Tentacles - He dresses up as the restaurant's mascot, SpongeBob. He gives out autographs and cooks the food, while having difficulties. He also operates the fun train for Horace A. Whopper at the end of the episode.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - He drives the Krusty Sponge Fun Train for the customers, which ends up being exhausting for him. He is also mistaken as a guy in a SpongeBob costume by one customer when she says "That's the worst SpongeBob costume I've ever seen" when he gets too exhausted to work.

Legal cases

Mr. Krabs is arrested by an agent for selling the poisonous Spongy Patties. The case is the entire community of Bikini Bottom against Eugene H. Krabs, who knows he cannot win the lawsuit. Before the judge makes his final decision, Krabs makes him change his mind when he realizes the judge is a fan of SpongeBob.

The restaurant goes back to normal, and Squidward takes the judge for a ride on the Krusty Sponge Fun Train.


Inspiration and changes

Inspired by Gene Scallop's feedback on a television review, Mr. Krabs decides to make the Krusty Krab SpongeBob-themed and renames it the "Krusty Sponge." Changes include a sign with SpongeBob wearing a Krusty Krab employee hat that reads "The Krusty Sponge" in red letters. Outside the restaurant is a fun train that SpongeBob constantly pedals without a break. Inside, Squidward is dressed in a SpongeBob suit and is put on grill duty.


Due to the poisoned patties called "Spongy Patties" (which, in reality, were expired Krabby Patties), many customers start a trial against Mr. Krabs. The patties turn everyone yellow with olive green holes, like SpongeBob.

The trial is near an end when Mr. Krabs makes the judge change his mind by allowing him to have unlimited rides on the Fun Train, with Squidward driving it.


  • The Krusty Sponge's monument of a giant SpongeBob holding a giant Krabby Patty is a spoof of the Big Boy Restaurants chain.
  • This is the first time Mr. Krabs changes the name of the Krusty Krab without dropping the "Krusty" part. The second time was in the episode "Krusty Dogs" where he renamed it the "Krusty Dogs."
  • This is the third time the Krusty Krab was changed, having been previously converted into the Kuddly Krab in "Bossy Boots" and Krabby O'Monday's in "Selling Out."
Krusty Krab (VE)

Owner: Eugene H. Krabs

Current employees: SpongeBob SquarePantsSquidward Tentacles

Other employees: JimPatrick StarSandy CheeksPearl KrabsSheldon J. PlanktonKaren PlanktonMrs. PuffGary the SnailCarlStanley S. SquarePantsNot SpongeBobFrankSpongeBot SteelPantsSpongeBob SquarePants copiesDoodleBobSquid DoodlePatriciaLord PoltergeistMini PatrickDonut demonJellien Mr. KrabsJellien SquidwardJellien Patrick

Variations: 5-Star Krusty KrabKrusty FactoryKrusty Krab MuseumKrabby O'Monday'sKuddly KrabKrusty SpongeKrusty TowersIce-Skating RinkSecret Krusty KrabRusty KrabKrusty PlanktonGranny Plankton's Krabby PattiesBubbly KrabKrusty SlammerThe Trusty SlabKrusty Bucket

Machines: Krusty Krab grillDeep fryerKrusty Krab dishwasherKrusty Krab freezerKrusty Krab cash registerPatty GadgetTrash chuteKrusty Krab televisionPinch-o-MaticOn-time percentage machineSoda machineKrusty phone

Food: Krabby PattyCoral bitsDeluxe Krabby PattyEmergency Krabby PattiesKrabby Patty in a CanKrusty Kid's MealPipsqueak PattyKrusty DogsKelp friesMonster Krabby PattyKrusty Krab pizzaPattyChopper PattyJelly PattyNasty PattyPretty PattySponge PattySpongy PattiesRelish PattyHash brownsExecutive TreatmentKrabby PâtéKrusty ChumKrabby SoupCrying JohnnyDouble Triple Bossy DeluxeKetchupMustardKelp KetchupMayonnaiseSea PotatoesSecret PattyThe Krabby Mint PattyRainbowgerAged PattyKing-Size Ultra Krabby SupremeTriple Krabby SupremeAll-Bun PattyTriple Krabby Patty with five scoops of ice creamPlanky PattySaladHot sauceLardButterCheesePicklesLettuceTomatoOnionsMilkshakeDoodle Krabby PattyDanger PattiesNight PattyGreat pacific garbage patchSucker ShakeHowling Rings

Commercials: Krusty Krab CommercialKrusty Krab Commercial (old)Krusty Kids' Meal Commercial

Vehicles: Patty WagonMobile Krusty Krab

Other: Squidward's workstationGalley GrubOrder Here signPatty vaultKrusty Krab red alert modeMimeco alarmLost and FoundKrusty KateringKrusty Krab employee hatKrusty Krab advertisingKrusty Krab playsetMini Krusty Krab playsetKrusty Krab Industries Labor AgreementKrusty Krab Rule BookEmployee HandbookPatty PalThe Eugene Krabs Memorial Wishing WellCondiment IslandKrusty Krab surveillance roomKrusty PoolKrusty Krab Talent ShowEating contest beltKrusty Krab drive-thruMr. Krabs' secret laboratoryNo Refunds signFace in the darknessNosferatuJellyfish Jelly FactoryEmployee break room

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