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If you think ButterBurgers are better burgers, then you must be a fan of Culver's. Culver Franchising System operates a chain of quick-service restaurants, popular for their signature ButterBurgers (hamburgers served on a grilled buttered bun) and frozen custard. The chain's menu also includes chicken, fish, and pork sandwiches, salads, and dinner items such as shrimp and Norwegian Cod. Culver's has locations in Wisconsin and more than 15 other states. Nearly all of the restaurants are operated by franchisees. President Craig Culver and his family started the business in 1984.
2010 AllStar Rank: 53
2009 AllStar Rank: Not Ranked
Full Disclosure Award
This company gets a nod for disclosing financial performance representations in Item 19 of its Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). For an explanation of why this is important, read The Importance of Item 19 in the Franchise Disclosure Document.
|Can be run from home?||No|
|Number of employees needed||35 - 45|
|Item 19 Financial Performance Representation?||Yes|
|Multiple units must be purchased in U.S.||No|
Franchise Unit Growth Rate
Expanding in These Locations
|Total Investment||$1,598,500 - $3,098,500|
|Does franchisor offer financing?||No|
|Is franchisor on the SBA's Franchise Registry?||Yes|
|Is franchisor a member of the IFA's VetFran program?||No|