Adkins Named Culver's Director of Menu Development
June 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. - Quinn Adkins has joined Culver Franchising System Inc. as director of menu development. In this position, Adkins will play a critical role in building the Culver's brand through strategic and sound product development, menu management and quality assurance of products.
Adkins has over 14 years of experience in culinary product development; most recently from Olga's Kitchen Inc., a full service casual dining chain in Troy Michigan, where he has spent the last five years as executive chef and product development manager. Adkins previously supported menu development at TGI Fridays in Texas and B.G. Bolton's in Kansas.
"We're fortunate to have a person of Quinn's caliber on our team," says David Stidham, vice president of Marketing at Culver's. "He will bring leadership to our ongoing menu development and play an important collaborative role on our cross-functional menu management strategy team."
"I'm tremendously excited to be joining the Culver's family, says Adkins. "The company is well-known for their uncompromising commitment to deliver each guest a signature 'only at Culver's' experience. I look forward to working with the entire team to continue that legacy through thoughtful innovation and a meticulous focus on quality."
"Guests are able to choose from a wide range of options when it comes to enjoying the great taste of Culver's beef," says Stidham, "From the Culver's Deluxe, to a ButterBurger Cheese, as well as our limited time Pepper Jack Ranch Pub Burger, our farm fresh beef adds a delicious flavor to satisfy our guests' palates." .
For over 30 years, Culver's guests have been treated to cooked-to-order food made with farm-fresh ingredients, served with a smile. The ever-expanding franchise system now numbers more than 500 family-owned and operated restaurants in 22 states. The restaurants' nationally-recognized customer service is based on small-town, Midwestern values, genuine friendliness and an unwavering commitment to quality. Signature items include the award-winning ButterBurger®, made from fresh, never frozen, beef, and Fresh Frozen Custard, including the famous Flavor of the Day program. For more information, visit http://www.culvers.com, http://www.culvers.com/facebook, http://www.twitter.com/culvers, https://plus.google.com/+culvers or http://www.instagram.com/culvers.