Sorry, In-N-Out, this Wisconsin-based burger chain has you beat! According to a recent Restaurant Business report, Culver is now America's favorite burger chain, beating out the Califonia chain. Known for their fresh frozen custard (notably known as concrete mixers), butterburgers, and fried cheese curds, the Midwest favorite beat out In-N-Out in service and hospitality, ambiance, food, and convenience.
The chain started back in 1984 in Sauk City, Wisconsin by Craig and Ruth Culver and Craig's parents, George and Ruth. The family began serving only frozen custard but slowly added additional menu items like their butterburgers, which feature a buttered burger bun. Today there are over 600 locations in Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.
To show off all of their amazing frozen custard flavors, Culver's restaurants will feature a "flavor of the day" for customers to enjoy. To figure out what your flavor is today, simply enter your zip code on Culvers.com to find your nearest Culver location, and see their daily flavor. You can even enable it on your Alexa (by clicking the link), and ask, "Alexa, ask Culver's: what is the Flavor of the Day?"
If burgers and ice cream isn't your jam, Culver's restaurants also feature chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, onion rings, and crinkle cut fries.
While Culver's did beat out In-N-Out for the burger spot, it wasn't enough to earn them the spot of America's favorite quick-service chain; that place was taken by none other than Chick-fil-A. With a rating score of 62.9%, the chicken chain surged forward due to its service and hospitality. The chain adds small touches like grinding pepper and refilling cups for dine-in customers and providing outstanding customer service. And let's not forget their kid's nights which bring the entire family together with special guests.