Culver's co-founder to visit Danville, Champaign restaurants

Culver's co-founder to visit Danville, Champaign restaurants

DANVILLE — One of the co-founders of Culver's, Craig Culver, will be in Danville on Tuesday for the ribbon-cutting of the new Danville store on North Vermilion Street, according to store co-owner, Troy Vodacek.

The restaurant at 3210 N. Vermilion St., Danville, opened Oct. 7 and has exceeded expectations of store owners, Gary and Judy Satterlee and Troy and Kathryn Vodacek, all of Champaign-Urbana. The Satterlees and Vodaceks also own both Culver's restaurants in Champaign. The ribbon cutting will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday and will be attended by other Culver's officials in addition to Culver, the Vodaceks and Satterlees and Danville city officials.

Troy Vodacek said the Danville store has been well received. He said it has posted the biggest opening of its three stores.

"It's definitely surpassed expectations," he said.

Vodacek said Culver tries to attend ribbon cuttings at all new stores.

In 1984, Craig Culver founded Culver's with his wife, Lea Culver, and parents, George and Ruth Culver, in their hometown of Sauk Valley, Wis.

Vodacek said Culver likes to visit the restaurants and meet the team members and managers in the stores, maybe even work a register, taking orders. Vodacek said Culver will be meeting everyone at the Danville store Tuesday, participating in the ribbon cutting, and then plans to visit the two stores in Champaign at 2302 S. Neil St. and 903 W. Market View St.

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