Antibiotic-Free Chicken Finds Way to Culver's Menu

Culver's commitment to authentic, freshly sourced ingredients continues with the launch of its new, premium, antibiotic-free chicken this week at all locations. Guests can relish the plumper, tastier, natural-cut chicken breasts on the classic Grilled and Crispy Chicken Sandwiches. Also now made with antibiotic-free chicken are the Chicken Tenders and Buffalo Chicken Tenders, including those in the Scoopie Kids Meals.

The State of Snacks

It’s 3 p.m., and there are still two hours left in the workday.

As the afternoon drags, a snack would be a great pick-me-up. There’s a vending machine in the break room and a convenience store down the street.

Better yet, how about something fresh from a restaurant?

Increasingly, consumers are looking at quick-service restaurants to grab a bite to eat during nontraditional dining hours, such as mid-morning, mid-afternoon, or late evening.

Culver's Co-Founder Dies, 88

George Culver, father of Culver’s co-founder & CEO Craig Culver, died Thursday, July 7, in Sauk City. He was 88.

Culver and his wife Ruth began their foodservice career by opening an A&W restaurant in Sauk City in 1961. After operating a number of other restaurants in the area they founded Culver’s in 1984 by converting their original Sauk City site with their son Craig and daughter-in-law Lea Culver.

Today Culver’s has 435 restaurants in 19 states.

Culver's Grants $275,000+ in Scholarships

Culver’s VIPScholarship Program has awarded $278,000 to further the education of 246 team members nationwide in 2011.

Culver’s VIPFoundation is a tax exempt, not-for-profit entity developed in 2002 to assist young team members in achieving their goal of earning a college or technical school degree. This year, Culver’s gave away the largest number of scholarships since the chain began its program in 1993.

Culver's Sweetens Up Its Menu

Culver's is adding two new menu items to its line-up: the Mini Mixer and Sweet Potato Fries.

For guests looking for more choices, Culver’s introduces a new right size option for its irresistible Concrete Mixer: the Mini Mixer. Guests can choose from popular flavors such as Crazy for Cookie Dough or Brownie Batter or create their own Mini Mixer masterpiece.

Nothing to Sneeze At

Allergy awareness is growing among the public—and in the quick-serve industry.

With Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 8–14, upon the foodservice world, quick-serve operators and others are continuing to ramp up their efforts in helping customers with allergy afflictions know exactly what is in their food.

Potential Franchisees: You're Invited


Culver’s Restaurants, based in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, is inviting potential franchisees to learn about expansion opportunities in Colorado at an upcoming educational session.

The event is Wednesday, April 27th from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard Denver South/Park Meadows, 8320 South Valley High in Englewood. Call (608) 644-2130 to reserve a seat. 

There are currently eight Culver’s restaurants throughout Colorado.

Culver's Hands Out "Newcomer Award" to Truitt Bros

Culver's, a franchise with 428 independently owned and operated restaurants in 19 states, recognized Truitt Brothers, a leader in the shelf-stable food industry, with a "Newcomer Award."

When Culver's approached Truitt Brothers last year was approached last year, Truitt Brother's Midwest-based sales manager, Laurie Eckstein, responded with plenty of Oregon-grown pumpkin pie filling, seasoned with cane sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice.

A Big Taste of Wisconsin in New Culver's ButterBurger

Culver's recently launched the new Three Cheese ButterBurger, giving guests three new reasons to head to Culver's. The ButterBurger, a guest favorite, is amplified with three varieties of cheese, all crafted in Culver's home state of Wisconsin. Cheddar (Kiel, Wisconsin), Swiss (New Berlin), and American (Manitowoc County) bloom with flavor on the Midwest-raised beef seared on a grill. The lightly buttered, toasted bun gives a ButterBurger its signature name.