Culver Franchising System Inc.

Culver Franchising System Inc.

Culver Franchising System Inc.
#89

Initial Investment

LOW: $1,354,801
HIGH: $3,680,500

Change in Units

+6.7% +37 UNITS (1 Year)
+11.9% +66 UNITS (3 Years)

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1984

Franchising Since

1988 (28 Years)

Corporate Address

1240 Water St. Prairie du Sac, WI 53578

CEO

Phil Keiser

About Culver Franchising System Inc.

After working with his parents in their restaurants, Craig Culver decided it was time to open one for himself. In 1984 Culver, with the help of his wife Lea and parents George and Ruth, transformed the A&W his parents owned since the sixties into Culver's Frozen Custard. Its founder's family inspired the menu for the initial Sauk City, Wisconsin, restaurant. When Culver's mother made hamburgers, she would put a dab of butter on the crown of the hamburger buns before toasting them; something her children felt made them taste better. Today, employees at each Culver's location use the same technique when making their ButterBurgers.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$1,354,801 - $3,680,500

Liquid Cash Requirement

$350,000 - $600,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$55,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4%

Ad Royalty Fee

2.5%

Financing Options

Culver Franchising System Inc. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives


$10,000 off the initial franchise fee for a qualified veteran.

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 83

Lowest Rank: 355

  • 2006 - 102
  • 2007 - 90
  • 2008 - 122
  • 2009 - 355
* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
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Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 16 weeks

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Number of employees required to run: 40 - 50

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Updated: October 2nd, 2015

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