The Commonwealth

Donald Everett of Runza, turning a family recipe into a Nebraska classic

October 28, 2019 Episode 8
The Commonwealth
Donald Everett of Runza, turning a family recipe into a Nebraska classic
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The Commonwealth
Donald Everett of Runza, turning a family recipe into a Nebraska classic
Oct 28, 2019 Episode 8
Nick Castner / Donald Everett
Donald Everett joins The Commonwealth to talk about how he helped grow Runza into the giant fast food chain it is today.
Show Notes

Our Guest today is Donald Everett, President of Runza. If you aren’t familiar with the fast food chain Runza, you’ve obviously never been to Nebraska. In 1949, Donald’s grandmother opened the first Runza restaurant. Decades have now passed since that first store opened, and Runza has become as synonymous with Nebraska as corn or football. Throughout our discussion, Donald shares his perspective on creating new menu items, their path to growing the food chain, and the companies approach to passing the business on to the fourth generation.



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