Servus!

About SERVUS!

Our companies are dedicated to providing the best overall dining experience possible for each of our guests every time they visit us and, in turn, producing a respectable profit for our company.

SERVUS! owns and operates the Jasper 8 Theatres, 21 Denny’s full-service coffee shop units, and 136 quick service restaurants between the Long John Silver’s, Wendy’s, and Grandy’s franchises. We firmly believe our commitment to operations excellence will continue to serve as the foundation for our future success and growth.

With more than 50 years in the restaurant industry, SERVUS! prides itself on a reputation of keeping abreast with the times. We vow to uphold this reputation by employing the most qualified individuals to operate our restaurants.

We are very proud of the fact that 75% of our supervisory staff have been promoted from within our organization, and the average longevity of our supervisory personnel is 12.75 years.

1964

1964

The success of the founders, Bob Ruckriegel and his wife Lovella, began in 1964 with the opening of Jerry’s Restaurant in Jasper, Indiana. The tremendous success of this venture led to the establishment of our company as a leader in the restaurant industry with operations in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Illinois.

1969

1969

In 1969, when the fast food concept was in its infancy, our company took advantage of the opportunity to become a Long John Silver’s franchisee. With 103 units currently in operation, BR Associates is the largest Long John Silver’s franchisee in the nation.

1976

1976

In 1976, a Wendy’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers franchise was acquired while continuing a steady growth pattern in our other divisions. Today, there are more than 4.5 million hamburgers served out of our 31 Wendy’s locations annually.

1981

1981

A Grandy’s chicken franchise was acquired in 1981 with restaurant facilities as well as a catering service. The Grandy’s operation has grown to nine Grandy’s locations in Indiana and Kentucky that provide the same great “Home Style in a Hurry” with products like our crispy fried chicken, creamy mashed potatoes, and homestyle gravy.

1987

1987

Sidal, Inc. was founded in 1987, by brothers Sid and Al Ruckriegel, with the opening of their first Rally’s Hamburger franchise in Terre Haute, Indiana.

1991

1991

In 1991, BR Associates, Inc. expanded the franchise to full-service restaurant industry with the acquisition of Denny’s Franchise-America’s Diner. Today, BR Associates, Inc. owns and operates 20 Denny’s locations.

1991

1991

In 1991, Sidal Inc. opened their first Papa John’s Pizza restaurant in Peoria, Illinois. Soon thereafter, the expansion of their Papa John’s Pizza franchise stretched from Central Illinois to Northwestern Indiana.

1998

1998

In 1998, BR Associates, Inc. purchased an eight-screen movie theatre in Jasper, Indiana. Jasper 8 Theatres provides the latest movie entertainment for the community in a fun-friendly environment.

2010

2010

In 2010, BR Associates Inc. expanded their Denny’s division by converting three Flying J restaurants into Denny’s restaurants. These restaurants are interstate locations and have become the full service restaurant of choice for Pilot Flying J Travel Centers.

2013

2013

BR Associates, Inc. and Sidal Inc. merged their companies on December 30, 2013. The company will move forward doing business as BR Associates, Inc.

2014

2014

September 2014 marked 50 years of business for Bob and Lovella Ruckriegel. Upon this great milestone, & in order to lead the company into its next 50 years of service, the decision was made to give the company a fresh, new look and name: SERVUS! Quality Food. Great Service. People First.

2015

2015

In early 2015, SERVUS! made the decision to close on the sale of their 26 Papa John’s restaurants to 4 different franchise organizations.

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