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BurgerFit Friday with Michael Aikens & Andrea Kruszka

It’s BurgerFit Friday sponsored by Koops’ Mustard! On Friday’s, BurgerFit CEO Alane Boyd taste-tests BurgerFit burgers and Koops’ Mustard with local businesses and brings the whole office a free BurgerFit lunch! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see who she dines with next!

Michael, Alane, Andrea
Michael Aikens, Andrea Kruszka, and Alane Boyd

Michael Aikens is the Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Andrea Kruszka is the Rural Outreach Coordinator at TN Tech University. Together they run the Center for Rural Innovation and organize the annual TN Tech Eagle Works Competition.

“I have the cookbook; I make them all the time. I LOVE them .” – Andrea Kruszka

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Koops' Mustard

The mustard America relishes.

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Veggies Made Great

Great as breakfast or side dish!

Meet Alane, Michael, and Andrea

Alane Boyd headshot

Alane Boyd

Host of BurgerFit Fridays

Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!

Michael Aikens

Michael Aikens

Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Michael directs the implementation of University strategic plan, Tech Tomorrow, co-chairs Tech's grand challenge, Rural Reimagined, Directs the Tennessee Center for Rural Innovation, and helps guide economic development activities for the region, state of Tennessee, and the nation.

Andrea Kruszka

Andrea Kruszka

Rural Outreach Coordinator

Andrea manages daily operations and clients for the Tennessee Center for Rural Innovation and coordinates on-campus Eagle Works Innovation & Entrepreneurship activities.

How We Met

Alane first met Michael Aikens at one of the first TN Tech Eagle Works competitions, which Michael organizes. Andrea Kruszka joined his side shortly after. Alane guest judges for the event every year she has the opportunity and through her involvement as a board member of The Biz Foundry and her support of other entrepreneurs in the community, she has been able to get to know Michael and Andrea even better.

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Alane Boyd

Alane Boyd

Alane is the co-founder of BGBO Co, a business consulting company that helps business owners achieve their biggest goal and overcome their biggest obstacle. She is also the creator of BurgerFit and the host of Cooking with My Friends. Both were started to inspire people to eat healthier.

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