By Tim Kowols
The new owners of Culver’s in Sturgeon Bay are hoping to build on the success of its former operators after it was selected as DoorCountyDailyNews.com’s Best of Door County in the fast food category. Austin Hildebrand and Caprinia Abt have joined forces to run the restaurant after long histories in the industry. Hildebrand entered the Culver’s Mentorship Program last year after working in restaurants since he was 15 while Abt and her husband own a franchise in Galena, Illinois. Abt sees similarities between the two locations.
Hildebrand hopes to continue the Sturgeon Bay location’s commitment to community and even try to expand on it through its Share Night Program.
Over 6700 nominations and 12,500 votes were cast over a two-month time period to name businesses the “Best of Door County” in 80-plus categories.