Culver’s named top burger chain in U.S.
Restaurant Business ranked best quick-service food chains

By Freeman Staff

Feb. 13, 2019

Culver’s Manager Adam Williams carries a dinner out to the dining room
|at the Culver’s on Highway 164 in Waukesha.
File photo

WAUKESHA — Since 1984, Wisconsinites have been enamored with Culver’s butter burgers and custard — but now it turns out so is much of the nation.

A recent report from Restaurant Business of America’s Favorite Quick-Service Chains showed that Culver’s was the top burger joint.

At No. 1 for the quick-service restaurants was Chickfil- A, which got a 75.4 percent for service/hospitality, 61.9 percent for ambiance/ appearance, 60.8 percent for food/beverage, 69.5 percent for takeout/convenience and 56.2 percent for value. Its overall score was 62.9 percent.

Coming in at No. 2 was Tropical Smoothie Cafe with an overall score of 58.4 percent.

Culver’s, at No. 3, had an overall rating of 56.7 percent. It was given a 71 percent for service/hospitality, 55.5 percent for ambiance/ appearance, 56.4 percent for food/beverage, 64.5 percent for takeout/convenience and 43.3 percent for value.

In-N-Out Burger, another famous chain, got a 56.3 percent as an overall score, followed by Papa Murphy at No. 5 with an overall score of 56.2 percent.

“As proof that sales don’t always equate to consumer preference, only one of the 10 largest chains by sales made this list: Chick-fil-A,” reads the report.

The first Culver’s opened in Sauk City.