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Culver's

Frozen custard and ButterBurgers

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.

2011 AllStar Rank: 55
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.

AllStar Franchise

AllStar Rank: 52 See All AllStar Franchises
Culver's
1240 Water Street
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
608-643-7980

Fast Facts

Year established 1984
Franchising since 1987
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

Year U.S.
Franchises
Non-U.S.
Franchises
Company-Owned
Locations
2011 434 0 9
2010 424 0 9
2009 414 0 9

Expanding in These Locations

Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Costs
Total Investment $1,598,500 - $3,098,500
Franchise Fee $55,000
Royalty Fee 4%
Financial Requirements
Net Worth $800,000
Liquid Capital $350,000
Financing
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

AllStar Franchise

AllStar Rank: 52 See All AllStar Franchises
Culver's
1240 Water Street
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
608-643-7980
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