Last Updated on January 15, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

If you live in Wisconsin, you are already familiar with Culver’s. Everyone in the area knows about it. This is a casual restaurant chain with locations all over the United States. People going there can eat American fast food like chicken tenders, sandwiches, hamburgers, but also desserts.

The 2023 mission of this company is “Every Guest Who Chose Culver’s Leaves Happy”, so they are trying their best to satisfy the customer’s needs when it comes to food. Thanks to this mission Culver’s became one of the most successful restaurants in the United States.

Culver’s is proud to say that its clients are provided with hometown hospitality and claims that the business is just about people. It is said that this hospitality was inherited from the co-founder Ruth Culver. The staff is very kind and serves each customer with a smile.

Customers can choose from a wide variety of food items from Culver’s menu items, making it a perfect place for families. Ordinary clients became loyal guests thanks to the great services and hometown hospitality.

Culver’s Menu Prices


Sandwiches & Favorites

Chicken Tenders (Regular or Buffalo) 4 Pc. $5.29
Chicken Tenders (Regular or Buffalo) – Basket 4 Pc. $8.39
Chicken Sandwich (Grilled or Crispy) $4.49
Chicken Sandwich (Grilled or Crispy) – Basket $7.49
Grilled Reuben Melt $4.89
Grilled Reuben Melt–Basket $7.89
Pork Tenderloin $4.49
Pork Tenderloin – Basket $7.49
North Atlantic Cod Filet $5.29
North Atlantic Cod Filet – Basket $8.39
Beef Pot Roast Sandwich $4.39
Beef Pot Roast Sandwich – Basket $7.59

Value Baskets Menu

Build Your Own With Any ButterBurger or Sandwich
Classic Side with a Medium Drink $3.29
Premium Side with a Medium Drink $4.29


The Culver’s Deluxe Single $3.19
The Culver’s Deluxe Double $4.79
The Culver’s Deluxe Triple $6.39
The Culver’s Bacon Deluxe Single $3.79
The Culver’s Bacon Deluxe Double $5.39
The Culver’s Bacon Deluxe Triple $6.79
ButterBurger “The Original” Single $2.99
ButterBurger “The Original” Double $4.49
ButterBurger “The Original” Triple $5.89
ButterBurger Cheese Single $3.29
ButterBurger Cheese Double $4.89
ButterBurger Cheese Triple $6.39
Cheddar ButterBurger Single $3.29
Cheddar ButterBurger Double $4.99
Cheddar ButterBurger Triple $6.59
Cheddar ButterBurger with Bacon Single $3.79
Cheddar ButterBurger with Bacon Double $5.59
Cheddar ButterBurger with Bacon Triple $6.99
Mushroom & Swiss Single $3.59
Mushroom & Swiss Double $5.39
Mushroom & Swiss Triple $6.89
Sourdough Melt Single $3.59
Sourdough Melt Double $5.39
Sourdough Melt Triple $6.99
Wisconsin Swiss Melt Single $3.59
Wisconsin Swiss Melt Double $5.39
Wisconsin Swiss Melt Triple $6.89

Chicken To Go

Meals Include a Choice of 2 Classic Sides
Chicken 8 Pc. $11.29
Chicken – Meal 8 Pc. $11.49
Chicken 12 Pc. $11.79
Chicken – Meal 12 Pc. $24.79
Chicken 16 Pc. $23.79
Chicken – Meal 16 Pc. $34.79
Chicken 20 Pc. $29.79
Chicken – Meal 20 Pc. $40.79


Includes Fries or Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans or Cole Slaw, and Dinner Roll
Fresh Fried Chicken Dinner 2 Pc. $6.39
Fresh Fried Chicken Dinner 4 Pc. $8.79
North Atlantic Cod Dinner 2 Pc. $9.79
North Atlantic Cod Dinner 3 Pc. $11.99
Butterfly Jumbo Shrimp Dinner 6 Pc. $8.69
Butterfly Jumbo Shrimp Dinner 10 Pc. $11.79
Beef Pot Roast Dinner $7.89
Chopped Steak Dinner $6.99

Sides Menu

Crinkle Cut Fries $1.99
Cole Slaw $1.99
Mashed Potatoes $1.99
Green Beans $1.99
Side Salad $1.99
Onion Rings $2.99
Chili Cheddar Fries $3.99
Cheese Curds $3.99

Snackpack Meals

Includes Entree, Small Fries, and Small Soft Drink
ButterBurger “The Original” Single $4.39
ButterBurger Cheese Single $4.69
Cheddar or Swiss ButterBurger Single $4.79
The Culver’s Deluxe Single $4.69
The Culver’s Bacon Deluxe Single $4.99
Mushroom & Swiss Single $4.99
Chicken Tenders (Regular or Buffalo) 2 Pc. $4.99

Kids’ Meals

Includes Fries or Applesauce, Drink or Milk, and Frozen Custard
Butter Burger $5.49
Butter Burger Cheese $5.49
Tenders 2 Pc. $5.49
Corn Dog $5.49
Grilled Cheese $5.49

Salads & Soups

Chicken Cashew Salad (Grilled Chicken) $6.79
Garden Fresco Salad $4.49
Garden Fresco Salad (Grilled Chicken) $6.99
Cranberry Bacon Bleu Salad (Grilled Chicken) $6.99
Hearty Soup Regular $3.39
George’s Chili Regular $3.49
Chili Supreme Regular $3.69

Drinks Menu

Soft Drink Small $1.99
Soft Drink Medium $2.29
Soft Drink Large $2.59
Root Beer Float Small $2.39
Root Beer Float Medium $3.39
Iced Tea Small $1.99
Iced Tea Medium $2.29
Iced Tea Large $2.59
White or Chocolate Milk $1.99
Bottled Water $1.99


Create Your Own 1 Scoop $2.99
Create Your Own 2 Scoop $3.79
Create Your Own 3 Scoop $4.49
Turtle 1 Scoop $3.99
Turtle 2 Scoop $4.79
Turtle 3 Scoop $5.49
Caramel Cashew 1 Scoop $3.99
Caramel Cashew 2 Scoop $4.79
Caramel Cashew 3 Scoop $5.49
Fudge Pecan 1 Scoop $3.99
Fudge Pecan 2 Scoop $4.79
Fudge Pecan 3 Scoop $5.49

Cones & Dishes

Chocolate, Vanilla, or Flavor of the Day
Cake Cone or Dish 1 Scoop $2.59
Cake Cone or Dish 2 Scoop $3.29
Cake Cone or Dish 3 Scoop $3.89
Waffle Cone 1 Scoop $2.99
Waffle Cone 2 Scoop $3.69
Waffle Cone 3 Scoop $4.29

Mixers, Shakes & Malts

Concrete Mixers Mini $2.99
Concrete Mixers Short $3.49
Concrete Mixers Regular $4.49
Concrete Mixers Tall $5.39
Shakes Short $2.79
Shakes Regular $3.89
Shakes Tall $4.69
Malts Short $2.89
Malts Regular $3.99
Malts Tall $4.79
Additional Topping $0.25
Add Nuts $0.99

Brand History

A small family-owned restaurant from a small town in rural Wisconsin was the basis of Culver’s business. On July 18, 1984, the first restaurant was opened in Sauk City by Lea and Graig Culver and Craig’s parents, Ruth and George. George’s father was a cheese maker and his grandfather was a farmer from Wisconsin.

Ruth and George Culver purchased their first restaurant in 1964. They formed a wonderful team with their children, who spent their childhood working in the restaurant. During this time they learned how to cook tasty food to order and how to serve this food in a friendly manner. This family business was a model for the next successful restaurants that opened in the following years.

Craig Culver had the idea to open a new restaurant in 1981. He introduced his favorite childhood treat into the menu, the fresh frozen custard, and his mother’s homemade hamburgers.

This mix became what is known today as Culver’s Butterburgers and Fresh Frozen Custard. So, in 1984 the first location was opened in Sauk City and the first franchise was opened in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The first location that opened outside Wisconsin was in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Culver Franchising System, Inc. company founded in 1987, with its headquarters in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin manages the Culver’s restaurants.

Over time, Culver’s company expanded all over the United States, but the majority of the locations can be found in the Midwestern region. There are more than 800 restaurants in states such as Arizona, Wisconsin, Texas, North Dakota, Florida, Idaho, South Carolina, Wyoming, Tennessee, Minnesota, Kentucky, Iowa, Ohio, Nebraska, Indiana, Kansas, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, Utah, and Missouri. The capacity of the restaurants is 98 to 118 customers.

There are anywhere between 30 and 75 full-time employees, plus another 10 summertime employees. This company developed a successful franchise system thanks to hard work, tasty comfort food, fresh made-to-order meals, and client satisfaction.

Culver’s is also involved in the community through various projects. The executive leadership of the company includes the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Craig Culver, the Co-founder and Vice President Lea Culver, the President and Chief Operating Officer Phil Keiser, and the Chief Financial Officer Joe Koss.

Our review

Culver's Menu ItemsCulver’s menu includes Butter Burgers, Mindful Choices, Premium Chicken, Value Basket, Sandwiches, Fresh Salads, Sides, Hearty Soups, Fresh Frozen Custard, Homestyle Plates, Shakes, Malts and Floats, Beverages, and Snack packs.

Culver’s stands out in the fast-food industry, particularly renowned for its Butter Burgers and a commitment to high-quality ingredients. A key feature of their burgers is the use of fresh, never frozen beef, ensuring each patty is juicy and full of flavor. The patty is perfectly complemented by a lightly buttered, toasted bun that adds a subtle richness and texture.

Culver’s takes pride in its Wisconsin roots, evident in the use of real Wisconsin cheese known for its quality and exceptional taste just with some salt. The burgers are customizable with various toppings like fresh lettuce, ripe grape tomatoes, sweet red onions, mayo, pickles, or American cheese, allowing customers to tailor their meals to their preferences.

Expect to pay anywhere between $4.25 and $8.5 for the Premium Chicken varieties. Food items such as salads with grilled chicken, Crispy Chicken Sandwiches, Fried Chicken Value Baskets, Grilled Chicken sandwiches, Buffalo Chicken Tenders, and Chicken Tenders will also be included in Culver’s menu.

Depending on the size you order, be prepared to pay anywhere between $2.5 and $7.5 for the Butter Burgers. These burgers are made from Midwest beef which is seared, pressed, and perfectly cooked.

You can choose from a large variety such as the Wisconsin Swiss Melt, the Original Butter Burger, the Sourdough Melt, the Pepper Grinder Pub Burger, the Mushroom and Swiss Butter Burger, the Culver’s Deluxe, the Cheddar Butter Burger with Bacon, the Culver’s Bacon Deluxe, the Cheddar Butter Burger and Butter Burger Cheese.

In addition to their celebrated Butter Burgers, Culver’s menu includes a variety of other items. The patties are seared on a grill, a technique that enhances the flavor and texture. For those seeking a gourmet twist, Culver’s offers toppings like bleu cheese crumbles and grilled onions, alongside specialty sauces and add-ons for an elevated burger experience. The menu also caters to children with kid’s meals, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

The price of Homestyle Plates is anywhere between $5.25 and $12.5. Some of these dishes include the Chopped Steak, the North Atlantic Cod, the Beef Pot Roast, the Butterfly Jumbo Shrimp, and the Fresh Fried Chicken.

For the sides, you will have to pay anywhere between $1 and $4.5. You can choose from Dinner Rolls, Crinkle Cut Fries, Chili Cheddar Fries, Sweet Potatoes Fries, Cole Slaw, Wisconsin Cheese Curds, Green Beans, Onion Rings, Mashed Potatoes, and Gravy.

You might also like our articles about menu prices for Jersey Mike’s, Taco Bell, or Olive Garden.

The cost of the salads is anywhere between $4.25 and $7.5 and these include the Cranberry Bacon Bleu and Chicken Cashew Salads, both served with chicken, and the Garden Fresco salad served with or without chicken.

Soups cost anywhere between $2.25 and $4.5, and you can choose from the Broccoli Cheese, George’s Chili Supreme, Boston Clam Chowder, George’s Chili, Bean with Ham, Chicken Noodle, Potato with Bacon and Tomato Florentine.

The Mindful Choices includes a selection of food items low in calories such as the Post Roast Value Basket, the Butter Burger, and the Chicken Sandwich. These meals cost anywhere between $4.5 and $9.

The Culver’s famous Fresh Frozen Custard comes in more than 40 flavors. Some of the frozen custard options include floats, sundaes, malts, concrete mixers, and shakes. They emphasize the use of farm fresh dairy products made in Wisconsin, especially in their frozen custard, which is made with fresh milk and cream for a rich and creamy texture.

Culver’s dedication to quality and its roots in American comfort food traditions make it a unique player in the burger chain industry. Whether opting for a classic burger experience or something more specialized, customers can expect a meal that reflects Culver’s commitment to freshness and quality.

This approach, combined with their diverse menu that goes beyond burgers to include sandwiches, salads, sides, and desserts, has cemented Culver’s reputation as a go-to destination for those seeking a superior fast-food experience.

In conclusion, the atmosphere in these restaurants is welcoming and nice. The staff is serving in a friendly manner, but fast at the same time. Compared with other fast-food restaurants, the food served is tastier and of better quality.

The customers’ favorites are, definitely, the Fresh Frozen Custard and the Butter Burger. This is the perfect place for families who want to eat quality fast-food meals.

Culver’s FAQs

Which are the healthiest options on the Culver’s menu?

The healthiest meals to eat at Culver’s are:

  • Tomato Florentine Soup;
  • Garden Fresco Salad and Soup with Grilled Chicken and Raspberry Vinaigrette;
  • Garden Fresco Salad and Soup.

How many Culver’s restaurants are there?

There are more than 800 restaurants in 25 states.

In which states can Culver’s be found?

Culver’s has locations in 25 states, but most of them can be found in the Midwestern area of the United States.

When was Culver’s founded?

Culver’s was founded in 1984 and became one of the most famous fast-food franchises in the United States thanks to their famous frozen custard and butter burgers.

What are the opening hours at Culver’s?

In general, Culver’s opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. seven days a week, but it all depends on the location. Also, during the holidays the opening hours may be different. So, you should check their official website for this information.

Who is the owner of Culver’s?

Roark Capital Group owns Culver’s restaurants.

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