Work to begin on new Culver's in Danville
DANVILLE — Construction is slated to begin this week on a new Culver's restaurant in the former Fazoli's building on North Vermilion Street in Danville, according to one of the owners of the new business.
Troy Vodacek and his business partner and father-in-law, Gary Satterlee, closed today on the property at 3210 N. Vermilion St., according to Vodacek. The pair already own two Culver's restaurants in Champaign, at 903 W. Marketview Drive and 2302 S. Neil St.
The new restaurant will employ 80 part- and full-time employees when it opens in September, according to an announcement released Tuesday by the owners and Culver's officials.
Vodacek said they have been looking at the Danville market for about two years and have finally found the right fit and location. He said contractors will basically gut the building and remodel it, even extending one corner to accommodate the kitchen area.
When completed, the restaurant will have dine-in seating for more than 100 guests, a drive-through window and take-out service. After ordering at the front counter, guests seat themselves and their food is delivered to their tables.
The first Culver's restaurant opened in 1984, and the franchise system now includes almost 500 independently owned and operated restaurants in 21 states.