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There is a lot of money in fast food franchise ownership. I appreciate his entrepreneurial spirit but will definitely make fun of Iowa fans if I ever meet any.
(not Culvers), what I found out was the only way to make a lot of money is by owning multiple franchise locations. Most, if not all people owning one store/outlet, will not become rich. The exceptions might be high volume/profit margin businesses. Franchise restaurants don't fit that model.
I went to a local Culver's once and never tried again.
At least Iowa beats other B1G teams once in a while.
I've only had it once myself (in Iowa), but I thought it was decent. I'd probably go back.
This sounds like nothing more than a devious way of getting around NCAA rules about feeding recruits and their families.
On the way from Nashville to Iowa City, but the fries might survive.
Good choice. I love culvers.
Butter burgers > Iowa in general
Over at Black Heart Gold Pants, there was this rather bitter soul:
"Frozen custard sucks."
This was, of course, followed by a defense of frozen custard and a compliment to Culver's brand in particular. A #B1G argument indeed.
Frozen custard is as good as it gets.
I think you need to get out more. I love me some frozen custard, but it gets way better than that.
He'd rather run a Culver's in a suburb of Nashville than recruit for the Hawkeyes
Rec coords can't be compensated that well. Lots of capital required for a franchise.
Culver's website says you need $350,000 to $600,000 to buy one.
Another comparison, you would need minimum of $750,000 and up to $1,500,000 for a Mcdonalds.
I have family members that are in the process of opening one in Livonia...should be open in another month or so. It is significantly cheaper than the other fast food franchises and they had significantly more say so in the design (interior and exterior). The last time I was in Michigan they were going through all the desgin samples at their house. Pretty cool. I think they will do very well in that location. They do have some tasty items and tend to be a little more dine in oriented than McD's, BK and the others.
How much for a McDowells?
Loan? Very few people use their own money, even if you have it. Some companies have internal financing options or banks they work with.
He could also have partners, investors, etcetera.
the whole AIRBHG thing is one big insurance fraud ring. No one really tore their ACLs but they did collect millions in medical insurance money...all to get an unlimited supply of that sweet delicious Culver's.
Putting the Culver's right in Iowa City immediately would be far too suspicious. No, they needed to start their butter burger empire far away from Iowa City (but not so far that the coaches can't make a burger run after away games at Purdue or Indiana). As more running backs 'tear their ACLs' they can expand their empire and slowly move back toward Iowa City with them. Ultimately, they'll demolish the north endzone seats at Kinnick Stadium and put a giant Culver's there so they can have an unlimited supply of that delicious cholesterol.
I'm on to you Kirk
It is a lot easier to sell frozen treats in Tennessee than to get 18 year olds to willingly come to Iowa City to blow out their ACL's.
Luv me a butter burger with the crispy edges....but I feel 10 pounds heavier after eating there!
I haven't been to one. One opened in the area a while back and I went online to look at their menu. My arteries clogged up while I was reading the menu.
That's how I feel after Whataburger. It's like a brick.
Reminds me of the end of Stripes when Sgt Hulka retires to open a Hulkaburger franchise....
Wisconsin last summer to play in a golf tournament, and on the first day a guy I was playing with (he was from Chicago, I'm from SEC-land) said I had to try this Culver's place. In the next 5 days I was in Wisconsin, I ate there 6 times. It's so good. So I don't blame this guy. We need more Culver's in the south. It's so good.
I don't like their food..
Vastly underrated franchise. Are there any in south east michigan? The lack of culvers and chik fil a in the area make me really sad :(
There's one in Belleville.
There is also one on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, I believe, as well as one in Taylor, Westland and Livonia. I can't think of any others, but those are locations that I have seen in my travels. I've only heard of another mentioned in passing, but I wouldn't doubt there is one in the Novi area just because of Twelve Oaks and the population in that part of the suburbs - I don't know specifically where though.
a little bit west of Meijer on the other side of Jackson road.
There is one in Jackson, not to be confused with Jackson Road...
I need more popeyes. We have a couple on the other side of the state where I'm from. But the closest one to A2 is a couple of exits away on the side of a gas station.
12 Mile, just east of I-75
But there is a Culvers out here in Clarkston Sashabaw and 1-75 and in Auburn Hills just north of the Palace on Lapeer.
There is one in Wixom off Wixom RD
After having to endure this last winter in Iowa, I suspect Nashville would be a welcome change.
also ones in Roseville (Little Mac south of 13 Mile Rd) and Madison Heights (12 Mile and Crooks) according to their website.
Hmm i know what's for Easter dinner
Opened last month.
Oddly enough Wixom is autocorrected as Ricin. Go figure.
I usually hit the one on, I think, 12 mile and John R. I enjoyed my first Culver burger at the Star John R. My girl put our burgers in her purse when we went to see ''Project X.''
ruined. I've never had a burger from any culvers without an extremely high grease coefficient.
If so, she took one for the team!
AIHRC God and a AIHRB God on their campus?
was buying in...for obvious reasons.
basket with cheese curds and ranch on the side, please. Oh, and a triple bypass. Thank you!
I only had it once in Wisconsin, but it was terrible. Not sure how anyone could eat that.
We do not need another culvers here in Nashville.
Culver's is disgusting.
I've had Culver's numerous times and never found anything disgusting about it. It is good and way better then McDonald's (the worst, they don't even grill their burgers, seem microwaved) and Burger King. It's certainly not as good as Five Guys or Guys Burgers, but the burgers at Culver's are tasty.
I expect the coaches asked him to do this. Gods Bless him
Culver's compare to In-n-Out?
I would eat In n Out 10 - 0 over Culvers. Absolutely disgusting. Like a low quality Bill Knapps.
The heart wants what the heart wants...
People saying it's disgusting, I wonder what they consider delicious. I like me some Culvers from time to time and while it sure isn't a way to eat healty, that's just another story (and why it does taste good). What do those that think it's disgusting, find tasty?
To answer your question I would say fresh ingredients, good quality meat, and doesn't make you feel like shit after.
But hey, I'm all for some comfort food/indulging!
Has this guy ever been to a Culver's? I have never seen one with a TV. It's not exactly a sports bar.
a Waffle House....
Hamburgers. The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast.
Interesting but sometimes life takes you in a different direction.