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Culver Franchising System LLC said Rick Silva will assume the CEO position on March 29.

Culver's Franchising names Rick Silva CEO

Former Checkers & Rally’s executive will succeed Joe Koss, who retired in 2020

Culver Franchising System LLC has named Enrique "Rick" Silva as CEO, the company said Thursday.

Culver's-CEO-Rick-Silva.jpgThe Prairie du Sac, Wis.-based limited-service burger brand said Silva will assume the new post on March 29. Silva succeeds Joe Koss, who retired at the end of 2020 after 23 years.

Silva most recently served as president at CEO at Tampa, Fla.-based Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants Inc., a position he held for 13 years. Prior to Checkers, Silva worked with Burger King.

“As we searched for Culver's next leader, we were looking for several key characteristics,” said company co-founder Craig Culver, in a statement, “ a true culture and values fit, the ability to support and expand the successful growth of our current and future franchisees and a drive to genuinely deliver on our Culver's mission: We genuinely care, so every guest who chooses Culver's leaves happy.”

Culver’s has a system of 792 restaurants with 496 owner-operators and 31,000 team members. It has restaurants in 25 states.

Atlanta-based Roark Capital bought a stake in Culver's in 2017. 

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