Franchise Opportunities Culver’s Owner-Operators Hold The Key To Their Own Success

Culver’s owner-operators have one thing in common, and that’s a commitment to our founding principles of hospitality, quality, freshness and service to the community. Our owner-operators are critical to Culver’s success because they’re engaged in their business every day, working side-by-side with their team, leading by example.

Over the years, these shared values have led to thriving relationships between Culver's and our owner-operators. In fact, according to a survey by the Franchisee Business Review, Culver's is rated No. 1 in franchisee satisfaction by more than 4,300 franchisees in the United States and Canada. Not only that, Culver's earned the number one spot with Franchise Business Review's 2016 Top 50 Franchises list.

2016 Franchisee Satisfaction Award

We’re looking for leaders with the initiative and skills to take a team of people and operate a Culver’s according to our high standards. You need energy and enthusiasm. You have to be willing to work hard. You have to love people and believe, as we do, that having a great heart is also good business.

In 1984, Craig Culver and his family opened the first Culver’s restaurant in Sauk City, Wisconsin, serving their signature ButterBurgers® and Fresh Frozen Custard to friends and neighbors with genuine, from-the-heart hospitality. Their sole financial goal was to support their growing family.

Since then, along with our owner-operators who share the same uncompromising standards we’ve held from day one, Culver’s has grown to over 500 restaurants in 22 states.

Culver’s is leading the way in the industry and in our communities. If you are craving a restaurant business made to order for you, where your financial success is directly related to how well you and your team execute against Culver’s mission that every guest who chooses Culver’s leaves happy, we invite you to consider becoming a Culver’s franchisee.

Complete and submit an online Franchise Inquiry form today!

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Take it from these independent owner-operators

When the fit between Culver’s and owner-operator is right, it’s a recipe for success. No wonder Culver’s is rated No. 1 in franchisee satisfaction among franchisees.

With Culver’s, success comes in many forms. Building and controlling a financially rewarding family business. Community involvement. Providing employment opportunities to team members. How might owning and operating a Culver’s franchise help you achieve your goals? Some of our current owner-operators share their thoughts.

Beth Fritsche - Owner-Operator of two Culver’s restaurants, Minnesota and Wisconsin

Beth Fritsche

Owner-Operator of two Culver’s restaurants, Minnesota and Wisconsin

“At age 15, I worked for Culver’s of Beaver Dam, WI to save money for college.  I had no idea that someday I would own a Culver’s restaurant.

I continued to work for Culver’s through college, while honing my restaurant management and leadership skills.  You could say I grew up with Culver’s.

In 2014, I realized that my future would be with Culver’s.  To advance my career I attended an intense training program at ButterBurger University located at Culver’s headquarters in Prairie du Sac, WI.  The program prepared me for restaurant management and ownership.   

Growing up with Culver’s gave me opportunities to advance my career, and become a franchisee with my own restaurant. 

Glenda Woosley and Maggie Kauer - Owner-Operators of two Culver’s restaurants, Wisconsin

Glenda Woosley and Maggie Kauer

Owner-Operators of two Culver’s restaurants, Wisconsin

“In 1999, I started my adventure with Culver’s.  Since then I was given the opportunity to grow with Culver’s.  With support from franchisee, Glenda Woosley, I worked my way into management and from there worked even harder into ownership. 

Culver’s has given me, and many like me, the opportunity to become a franchisee through its Mentor Program. The program provided the training and tools I needed to open my own restaurant with the franchisee I was working for.  Through the Mentor Program we can continue to grow Culver’s and give dedicated team members the opportunity for personal and financial growth.

Jeremy Scheel and Family - Owner-Operator of four Culver’s restaurants, Minnesota

Jeremey Scheel

Owner-Operator of four Culver’s restaurants, Minnesota

“My Culver’s career started as a part time job during my college years.  I quickly discovered my passion for the hospitality industry and entrepreneurship.  Growing from a Team Member to eventually General Manager, I knew that I wanted to own a Culver’s restaurant.  I learned so many valuable qualities through the Culver’s Mentorship program that have guided me on this journey.

Now my wife and I own multiple locations in southeast Minnesota.  We couldn’t do this without the support and dedication of our amazing teams, Culver’s Franchising, and the mentorship program!  It is now our passion to help others discover their talents and strengths; and provide them with the opportunities to succeed in their careers. 

Kari and Gary - Owner-Operators of one Culver’s restaurant, Florida

Kari and Gary Strom

Owner-Operators of one Culver’s restaurant, Florida

“We feel so blessed to be part of the Culver's family. Providing for our children and other loved ones is what brought us to this opportunity, but we have found the rewards to be so much more.

Operating a Culver's is not about us. It is about making a difference in the lives of our guests and team members, one at a time. We are so humbled to share in the joys, dreams, and life events of these wonderful people who have become our friends and extended family.  

Kevin and Sandra Adams - Owner-Operators of one Culver’s restaurant, Arizona

Kevin and Sandra Adams

Owner-Operator of one Culver’s restaurant, Arizona

“I worked in restaurants since I was sixteen years old.  For many years, I looked for a franchise opportunity that was a good fit for my family and I.  That all changed when I walked into my first Culver’s in Peru, Illinois. I immediately knew that this was the family business that I had been searching for. I phoned my wife and we decided then and there to… go for it!   

In March, 2015, we opened the doors of Culver’s in Sierra Vista and have loved every minute of it. It was so rewarding to bring Culver’s to our hometown and experience wonderful support from the community.  We are planning to open our second Culver’s within the next year or two and can’t wait to bring the ‘Deliciousness’ to another community. Thank you Culver's!”

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