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(JSOnline)   The Florida of the hamburger world clogs the arteries of another quarter   (jsonline.com) divider line 40
    More: Florida, five guys, arteries, Technomic Inc., prairies, CEO Craig Culver  
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zez
2012-05-01 03:55:26 PM
For a chain fast food place, Culver's is pretty damn good.
 
2012-05-01 04:08:08 PM
I'm pretty sure the Heart Attack grill is the Florida of food.
Culvers = Less Peanuty than Five Guys = Less Religious than In and Out
 
2012-05-01 04:10:59 PM
And their custard is awesome.
 
2012-05-01 04:16:43 PM

FunkyBlue: And their custard is awesome.


Favorite is the special with chocolate, coconut and almond bits. Just like an almond joy, but tastier.
 
2012-05-01 04:21:40 PM
that article made me gain 5 pounds because i thought about culvers

thankfully they aren't convenient
 
2012-05-01 05:10:29 PM
I don't get it.
 
2012-05-01 05:14:03 PM
WTF did this have to do with Florida?
 
2012-05-01 05:17:24 PM
I don't get it, either. Culver's is pretty good good.

Carp, now I'm hungry.
 
2012-05-01 05:21:58 PM
Is subby implying Culver's employees are crazed, toothless rednecks?

/Because on some counts that is true
//Is this also where people say how much better Kopp's, Oscar's, et al. are?
 
2012-05-01 05:22:27 PM
Seriously

StrikitRich: WTF did this have to do with Florida?


THIS

Everyone I go into is super clean, they make your food when you order, deliver to your table and I've never had a retard behind the counter. Culver's is not even remotely close to being the "Florida" of hamburger chain's

\the correct answer is Hardee's \ Carl's Jr.
\\Fark You, I'm Eating
 
2012-05-01 05:29:23 PM

zez: For a chain fast food place, Culver's is pretty damn good.


Not only that, the CEO is a real nice guy (as CEO's go) and still has humanity. One of "his" employees (they're mostly franchises, I think this one was as well) was in a car accident far from home. The employee died but her sibling lived, barely. He sent the company jet down to get the sibling (and her body) back home to the family. He then cleared closing the store so all the other employees could go to her funeral.

Mind you, this is the guy who still has the stores close for at least 1 day for an employee picnic. He's the best kind of CEO in some ways, because he's retained his humanity.
 
2012-05-01 05:41:44 PM
I always thought Hardee's was the Florida of the burger world because they keep making bigger and bigger burgers.Culver's is actually pretty good for fast food.

And their custard/milkshakes are to die for!

Damn...now I'm hungry for Culver's.
 
2012-05-01 05:42:18 PM

cycoivan: Seriously

StrikitRich: WTF did this have to do with Florida?

THIS

Everyone I go into is super clean, they make your food when you order, deliver to your table and I've never had a retard behind the counter. Culver's is not even remotely close to being the "Florida" of hamburger chain's

\the correct answer is Hardee's \ Carl's Jr.
\\Fark You, I'm Eating


See, I always figured Jack In The Box was more the Florida of the hamburger world.

/Hardee's just seems to have more of an Alabama feel.
//OK, so maybe Culver's fits the retirement home parts of Florida a bit
 
2012-05-01 06:08:07 PM

ReverendLoki: /Hardee's just seems to have more of an Alabama feel.


Probably because it originated in North Carolina, although they moved their HQ here to St. Louis for some reason.
 
2012-05-01 06:13:02 PM

onzmadi: Culvers = Less Peanuty than Five Guys = Less Religious than In and Out


I don't know about In and Out, but Culvers won't drain your wallet like Five Guys does either.

/Five Guys and Culvers still are both pretty good
 
2012-05-01 06:13:24 PM
Culver's is midwestern. Nothing to do with Florida.
 
2012-05-01 06:14:51 PM
For a fast food joint, they make a pretty damn good Reuben. Their cheese curds are also addictive and, of course, there is the custard. If the closest one wasn't 40 miles away, I'd be going for there for supper thanks to this thread.
 
2012-05-01 06:35:29 PM
In 'n Out and Culvers are the two most comparable fast food places, and I hate to go against the home team, but In 'n Out is better.
 
2012-05-01 06:56:29 PM

zez: For a chain fast food place, Culver's is pretty damn good.


Smash Burger is still better. I only like Culver's for the krinkly fries and the frozen custard.
 
2012-05-01 07:04:29 PM
Subby fails. Krystal is the Florida of the burger world.

4.bp.blogspot.com

In my hometown, the only folks that ate Krystal were the racist whites and gangbanger blacks, with predictable results.
 
2012-05-01 07:10:02 PM

StrikitRich: WTF did this have to do with Florida?


Using the Florida tag is the refuge of the dense and witless. Especially when the subject restaurant doesn't even have one in Florida.
 
2012-05-01 08:22:14 PM

germ78: onzmadi: Culvers = Less Peanuty than Five Guys = Less Religious than In and Out

I don't know about In and Out, but Culvers won't drain your wallet like Five Guys does either.

/Five Guys and Culvers still are both pretty good


I've tried many a burger joint, and I don't get the fandom Five Guys and In and Out have. I mean they aren't terrible, but they are nothing special. Don't get me wrong, Culvers isn't super special, but it's better than they are.

Best "basic" burger joint is Mr. Cinders

Unfortunately, they aren't a big chain. Or maybe that should be, fortunately ;)
 
2012-05-01 09:06:33 PM
Burgers are outstanding. "To die for" are the walleye sandwiches you can get during Lent. With a box of those crinkle fries and a frozen custard shake.....

homerdrool.jpg
 
2012-05-01 10:05:41 PM

inglixthemad: zez: For a chain fast food place, Culver's is pretty damn good.

Not only that, the CEO is a real nice guy (as CEO's go) and still has humanity. One of "his" employees (they're mostly franchises, I think this one was as well) was in a car accident far from home. The employee died but her sibling lived, barely. He sent the company jet down to get the sibling (and her body) back home to the family. He then cleared closing the store so all the other employees could go to her funeral.

Mind you, this is the guy who still has the stores close for at least 1 day for an employee picnic. He's the best kind of CEO in some ways, because he's retained his humanity.


Yup. RIP Jesse Parker. The whole family was in a car accident, and Jesse, a HS employee at the Culver's in Tomah, WI was killed. Craig Culver (the CEO) sent the corporate jet to get the family, and arranged transport for Jesse's body. I believe a donation was made to the family as well to help cover medical expenses, but they tend to keep that stuff pretty quiet. This is the sort of thing that unfortunately is rare for larger corporations like this.

/Live in Tomah, grew up 10 miles from the original Culver's in Sauk City, WI
 
2012-05-01 10:10:25 PM

Big 900: Yup. RIP Jesse Parker. The whole family was in a car accident, and Jesse, a HS employee at the Culver's in Tomah, WI was killed. Craig Culver (the CEO) sent the corporate jet to get the family, and arranged transport for Jesse's body. I believe a donation was made to the family as well to help cover medical expenses, but they tend to keep that stuff pretty quiet. This is the sort of thing that unfortunately is rare for larger corporations like this.

/Live in Tomah, grew up 10 miles from the original Culver's in Sauk City, WI


I believe Craig just passed away late last year or earlier this year. It'll be interesting to see if the rest of the family stays with his plans.

/Condolences on living in Tomah, my sister lived there for six years
//Can't talk too loudly, I grew up in Mauston
 
2012-05-01 10:47:57 PM
Also Culver's is very picky about who they allow to franchise. You have to do a short "internship" at an existing store to see if you have what it takes, as well as the fact that they have to like you and feel you have what it takes to keep up the image. If you get a franchise you are expected to be there and run it is my understanding.

Nothing like 5 guys where they sell to anyone with money, which is why the quality and cleanliness of 5 guys varies quite a but.
 
2012-05-01 11:00:54 PM
Gotta be better than Dead Robin
 
2012-05-02 12:00:38 AM

cycoivan: Seriously

StrikitRich: WTF did this have to do with Florida?

THIS



FTFA:

"Wisconsin-based Culver's is the 53rd-largest restaurant chain in the United States"


i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-02 01:52:55 AM

Ken VeryBigLiar: Big 900: Yup. RIP Jesse Parker. The whole family was in a car accident, and Jesse, a HS employee at the Culver's in Tomah, WI was killed. Craig Culver (the CEO) sent the corporate jet to get the family, and arranged transport for Jesse's body. I believe a donation was made to the family as well to help cover medical expenses, but they tend to keep that stuff pretty quiet. This is the sort of thing that unfortunately is rare for larger corporations like this.

/Live in Tomah, grew up 10 miles from the original Culver's in Sauk City, WI

I believe Craig just passed away late last year or earlier this year. It'll be interesting to see if the rest of the family stays with his plans.

/Condolences on living in Tomah, my sister lived there for six years
//Can't talk too loudly, I grew up in Mauston


Just say a commercial with him in it, so I think he is still around.

Tomah isn't so bad, but it helps that I am a born and bred farm kid. The wife and I have a nice hilly farm on a quiet road between Tomah and Oakdale. plus it's only 40 minutes to downtown La Crosse. Lived in Mauston for a couple years; Juneau county is just freaky.
 
2012-05-02 04:12:16 AM
I still want my Big Boy!! It the first hamburger with a center bun, and special sauce that many of the major chains copied, even though they say they invented it, which is not true. Bob Wang created the Big Boy, the cheeseburger with the center bun in Glendale, CA, a restaurant that is still open today.

His BIG mistake; not patenting the concept which left him a pauper while the competition made millions off of it sometime later, without paying him a dime. Think Big Mac and Whopper. While the franchise still exists, locations are few and far between, especially on the coasts. Say what you want but in my opinion, Big Boy is still the best.
 
2012-05-02 06:55:10 AM
I'll bet none of you have had Bev's Burgers. Unless you've been to High Springs or Alachua, Florida.
 
2012-05-02 07:59:29 AM
Damn, now I want some Culver's. Unfortunately, I live in south Florida and the nearest location is in Chattanooga, TN. Culver's is the one place I insist on eating when I visit relatives and friends in Wisconsin.

Mmm, custard...
 
2012-05-02 09:27:28 AM

exvaxman: Also Culver's is very picky about who they allow to franchise. You have to do a short "internship" at an existing store to see if you have what it takes, as well as the fact that they have to like you and feel you have what it takes to keep up the image. If you get a franchise you are expected to be there and run it is my understanding.

Nothing like 5 guys where they sell to anyone with money, which is why the quality and cleanliness of 5 guys varies quite a but.


This may very well explain why I have never had a decent Five Guys experience. I have tried a few different locations in my area. I keep going back hoping to finally discover what all the hype is about. The burgers are nothing special, but god damn they are twice the price they should be. If you want to charge that much it better be a damn good burger.

Oh the fries, they're just awful. Just because you have boxes of potatoes stacked in your restaurant doesn't mean you can make a decent french fry. I've never gotten anything but limp greasy fries from Five Guys.
 
2012-05-02 09:44:28 AM

Big 900:
Juneau county is just freaky.


Come on up to Trempealeau county if you want to see freaky.
 
2012-05-02 09:53:19 AM
I like Culver's, good burgers and outside of WI it has the most consistently good frozen custard you can find

/in WI you can likely find better frozen custard at some roadside place that specifically does just that
//LeDucs
 
2012-05-02 10:27:49 AM
I like 5 Guys, but God Damn is it ever expensive for fast food. Burger, fries, and drink comes to $15 around here.
 
2012-05-02 01:10:10 PM

jgilb: Big 900:
Juneau county is just freaky.

Come on up to Trempealeau county if you want to see freaky.


One word... Necedah. Not to mention my parents have two state prisons within 8 miles of their house.

/Good times, good times...
 
2012-05-02 01:50:36 PM

Metalupis: I like Culver's, good burgers and outside of WI it has the most consistently good frozen custard you can find

/in WI you can likely find better frozen custard at some roadside place that specifically does just that
//LeDucs


Huh, had some LeDucs just this past Friday.

/In-laws live in Wales.
 
2012-05-02 02:02:23 PM

animal900: I like 5 Guys, but God Damn is it ever expensive for fast food. Burger, fries, and drink comes to $15 around here.


I mentioned that in a local review - a Greek place a block away from five guys has a three lamb chop meal with salad, soup, sides, and unlimited soda for less than the price of a 5 guys burger and fries. Why people go there (and the local one is filthy!) I don't know. Heck, for the same price as a lunch at 5 guys I can go across the street from them to a Mongolian BBQ place and get all you can eat with soup & salad.
 
2012-05-02 06:17:29 PM

CaptainWes: cycoivan: Seriously

StrikitRich: WTF did this have to do with Florida?

THIS


FTFA:

"Wisconsin-based Culver's is the 53rd-largest restaurant chain in the United States"

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What's the joke? You can't just slap that image on a random thought and make it a joke. Explain the joke; I'm sure an explanation won't make this joke unfunnier.
 
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