PRAIRIE DU SAC –
On Monday Culver’s hit a milestone – 500 locations. Two new
restaurants opening in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Wixom, Mich.,
helped the Wisconsin-based restaurant chain achieve that mark.
“Since both restaurants opened on the same day, both can
celebrate helping us reach the 500 mark,” said CEO and
co-founder Craig Culver in a statement. “On this the year of our
30th anniversary it's amazing how far we've come from opening
our very first restaurant in Sauk City, Wisconsin. I'm so happy
for our franchise partners, team members and our guests who have
brought us where we are today.”
Culver's was founded on July 18, 1984, by Craig Culver, his wife
Lea, and Craig's late parents George and Ruth Culver. Today,
there are nine family restaurants with the other nearly 500
locations owned and operated by independent franchise partners,
according to the announcement.
The chain hopes to add an additional 35 restaurants in 2014, in
addition to 35 refresh projects.