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.