Effective May 2004, the multi-year agreement covers the existing 61 units located in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and eastern Missouri, as well as all the new restaurants scheduled to be opened in these states.
"We are proud to begin a relationship with the Culver family and its many associates and franchisees. Our companies share many of the same values of service and customer commitment," commented Dan Gordon, GFS president.
Craig Culver, the chain's co-founder and president, said: "We are excited about our new partnership with Gordon Food Service. Their business ethics and hometown commitments are very much aligned with Culver's. We are equally excited about doing business with another family-owned company that is located in the of our fastest growing markets, Michigan.