1. The first Culver’s opened in Sauk City, Wisconsin, in 1984.
George Culver acquired an A&W restaurant in 1984 and began to renovate it. In the Summer of 1984, George and his wife Ruth opened the first Culver’s location.
Population of Sauk City? 3,000
2. Today, Culver’s has over 500 locations within the USA.
Culver’s utilizes the franchising model to expand rapidly. A franchise is a location that licenses the Culver’s brand and is ran by independent operators. The most popular food franchise is McDonald’s.