PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. - Oct. 9, 2015 // PRNewswire // - It's one of the most-loved foods around the world. From blue and Romano to cheddar and Swiss, Americans love cheese. Now there is even more reason to celebrate a snackable form of cheese capturing the appetites of people across the country: Culver's has officially declared Oct. 15 National Cheese Curd Day.
An essential product of the cheesemaking process, cheese curds have been a staple of Midwest diets for generations, and a go-to at Culver's since 1997. Culver's cheese curds start with dairy-fresh little chunks of yellow and white Wisconsin cheddar that are breaded and deep-fried golden brown for a warm, buttery crunch. And the secret to the perfect crunch? Each order hits the fryers only after it's placed to ensure each curd is piping hot and ooey-gooey.
"We're excited that cheese curds finally have a day of their own," said Craig Culver, co-founder of Culver's. "We hope people will celebrate by visiting their local Culver's. If you've never tried a cheese curd, this is the day to do it."
It's not just the restaurants in the dairy state that love curds. More than 16.2 million delicious orders of Wisconsin Cheese Curds were served in over 550 restaurants in 22 states last year. With an average of 32 curds per order, that's over 614 billion bites of the unique, young little chunks of Wisconsin cheese.
To highlight the newest national holiday, Culver's launched the "Golden Cheese Curd Sweepstakes." For each purchase of cheese curds from Oct. 5 to Nov. 1, 2015, a golden ticket will be given with a code that can be entered online for the chance to win $1,000 in Culver's Gift Cards and cheese curds for a year, as well as other prizes. For more information about how to become the luckiest cheese curd lover in the world, visit www.GoldenCheeseCurd.com.
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 550 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.