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About Culver's

Greetings from Sauk City, Wisconsin

Our Mission

We genuinely care, so every guest who chooses Culver's leaves happy

Whether we’re cooking the perfect ButterBurger® to order or scooping up our freshest batch of the Flavor of the Day, we work hard to ensure you will always leave happy.

It all goes back to our small-town Wisconsin roots. We know you have a lot to do and many options to choose from, so we appreciate when you take the time to visit Culver’s. If we can do our part to make your day better – with a wholesome, delicious meal or a heartfelt smile – we’ve done our job.

Handcrafted Freshness

As Craig Culver always says, "We never compromise on quality." It’s a promise that begins with sourcing the best ingredients and continues through to the way we prepare your meal: fresh, just for you. 

It’s why we always use fresh, never frozen beef and whole, white meat chicken from America's family farms. It’s why we only use family farm-fresh dairy for our Frozen Custard. And it’s why every single Cheese Curd we’ve served has come from a Wisconsin dairy farm. We care about where your food comes from because we know you do too. 

We also know quality is something you can taste. So every ButterBurger is cooked to order and topped with a lightly buttered, toasted bun. And our Fresh Frozen Custard is made in small batches right in the restaurant all day, every day. It’s not the easiest way to do it, but we believe it’s the right way.  

Hometown Hospitality

Hospitality has always been near and dear to our hearts. So, dining in or on the go, we make a point of treating you the way we’d want to be treated. From holding a door to asking about your meal, it’s our pleasure to serve you – and we do it with a smile. 

Our dedication to hospitality goes back to Craig’s mother, Ruth Culver, who had a special way about her that made every guest who visited Culver’s feel welcomed like a guest in her home. Carrying on her legacy continues to be our truest measure of success, whether in our first restaurant in Sauk City or one of the 740-plus Culver’s locations across the United States. 

The Heart of Culver's

  • Delighting in Every Moment
    Our team members are always looking for opportunities to bring a smile to your day – because when you're happy, we're happy.

  • Practicing Kindness
    We treat others the way we’d want to be treated, both inside our restaurants and out in our communities.

  • Doing the Right Thing
    We go the extra mile to do what’s right for our friends, neighbors and team members, because you deserve our best.

Thanks for the Love

While happy guests are how we know we’re doing it right, here are a few additional honors that make us proud. We hope we continue to meet your expectations of fresh, quality meals with a heartfelt "Welcome to Delicious."

ButterBurger

America's Favorite Chains

Culver’s was named the #3 restaurant chain according to Restaurant Business in 2018.

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Fresh Frozen Custard in Waffle Cones

Favorite Frozen Dessert

Culver’s Frozen Custard won the top honors of 2019 in a Quick Service Restaurant Study by Market Force.

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Guest with ButterBurger

Millennials’ Favorite Chains

In 2018, Culver's ranked 4th overall in the quick service category among millennials, according to Restaurant Business.

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Team Members outside of Culver's Restaurant

Top Franchise

Culver’s came in at #6 on the Franchise 500 rankings in 2019 as determined by Entrepreneur.

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Culver's restaurant at night

Best Franchise Investment

Culver’s was listed as the 3rd best high-investment franchise based on criteria evaluated by Forbes.

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