Culver's Franchise

Culver’s is an American casual fast food restaurant chain that operates primarily in the Midwestern U.S. The brand is known for its “butter burgers” and frozen custard. It also offers cheese curds, chicken, fish, and salads.

Culver's Franchise Opportunity

Culver’s franchisees have the advantage of an established operating system with 37 years of valuable, proven experience, support when you need it most, and the marketing strength of a proven brand – all without giving up your independence as a business owner.

Culver's Cost & Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

  • Initial Investment

    The total estimated cost for establishing the business (including: franchise fee, fixed assets, inventory, deposits, other fees and costs, and the working capital required for initial start-up).

    $2,398,000 - $5,432,000
  • Net Worth Requirement

    Net worth is the value of all assets, minus the total of all liabilities (what is owned minus what is owed). 

    $1,250,000
  • Cash Requirement

    Your liquid capital, or the cash you need on-hand in order to be able to enter into the franchise agreement.

    $500,000

Culver's Awards from Franchise Business Review

2022 Top Food
2022 Top Recession-Proof
2022 Top Women
2022 Top 200
2022 Best Culture
2019 FBR Top
2019 FBR Multi-Unit

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Culver’s is an American casual fast food restaurant chain that operates primarily in the Midwestern U.S. The brand is known for its “butter burgers” and frozen custard. It also offers cheese curds, chicken, fish, and salads.

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  • Cash Required: $500,000
  • Net Worth Required: $1,250,000
  • Total Startup Investment: $2,398,000 - $5,432,000
  • Franchising Since: 1987
  • US/Canada Franchise Units: 831