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Chicago-Area Culver's Owner Receives Highest Honor

Guy Hollis accepts GM Culver Award

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. – February 28, 2017 - Guy Hollis, owner of six Culver's restaurants in the Chicago-area, is the recipient of the 2016 GM Culver Award. The award, named after the father of co-founder Craig Culver, is the highest honor in the organization which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated long-term visionary leadership and success.

"Guy is deserving of this honor," said Culver in presenting the award at the company's convention in Chicago last week. "His growth and success is the culmination of high business acumen as well as the ability to attract, retain and develop strong, ambitious and motivated leaders.

Hollis opened his first Culver's in 2004. Over the next 13 years he developed multiple restaurants and created a recipe to create opportunities to keep his best team members and provide them an opportunity to make a good living and grow as individuals. Since 2015 alone, he has developed five mentees who now operate their own restaurants.

"We are thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Culver family and to pass on our good fortune to others who helped in our successes. We plan on continuing our growth to include even more team members within our organization,' said Hollis when asked about the award.

Hollis owns restaurants Berwyn, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Franklin Park, Lyons and Oak Lawn. He and his wife Kathy and son Adam are residents of Chicago.

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For over 30 years, Culver's guests have been treated to cooked-to-order food made with farm-fresh ingredients and served with a smile. The ever-expanding franchise system now numbers over 600 family-owned and operated restaurants in 24 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,,, or