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La Porte Man Named New Operating Partner At Culver’s

Bill Romstadt, general manager of the La Porte Indiana Culver’s restaurant since 2016, has been named operating partner for the restaurant. Romstadt recently earned a share of ownership after successfully completing the Culver’s mentorship program. The program which began in 2000, allows Culver’s restaurant managers the opportunity for ownership through the mentoring of their franchisee.

“Bill operates the Culver's of La Porte with a focus on serving the local community along with his exemplary stewardship of the business, commitment to Culver's "True Blue" core values, and the strong leadership he has shown Culver's team, “says Katie Smith, whose family owns four Culver’s restaurants including La Porte.

Bill, in his new role, will act as both operating partner and general manager, maintaining the standards of excellence that Culver's of La Porte has become known for under his leadership.

"I am excited, yet humbled, about the opportunity of partnering with the Smith family. I look forward, along with our team, in embracing the daily joys and challenges of integrating the Culver's restaurant within our community, making Culver's "The Restaurant" of choice," says Romstadt.

Romstadt lives in La Porte with his wife Jeanne and their children.

About Culver’s:
For 35 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 700 family-owned and operated restaurants in 25 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

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