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Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
« Reply #150 on: May 14, 2019, 03:38:18 PM »

I never knew Culver's even existed outside of the Great Lakes region. I had always thought it was a regional chain headquartered in the Madison, Wisconsin area.
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Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
« Reply #151 on: May 15, 2019, 02:44:16 PM »

I never knew Culver's even existed outside of the Great Lakes region. I had always thought it was a regional chain headquartered in the Madison, Wisconsin area.

15 years ago, you'd be right.  And the overwhelming majority of their restaurants are still in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan.  But they're expanding almost coast-to-coast now.  Just look at their website for the map.
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Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
« Reply #152 on: June 22, 2019, 11:52:49 PM »

I had Culver’s in Gainesville, Florida and in Chicago last year. I liked it both times.

Does anyone like Cook Out?
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Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
« Reply #153 on: June 23, 2019, 12:03:26 AM »

I'm still sad Culver's got rid of their excellent fried chicken dinners!
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Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
« Reply #154 on: June 23, 2019, 09:46:20 AM »

I had Culver’s in Gainesville, Florida and in Chicago last year. I liked it both times.

Does anyone like Cook Out?
Haven’t been there yet, but will attempt to stop by this year or next.
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Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
« Reply #155 on: June 23, 2019, 07:13:08 PM »

I had Culver’s in Gainesville, Florida and in Chicago last year. I liked it both times.

Does anyone like Cook Out?

Yes! Just as good as Five Guys, but much cheaper. Get the Big Double tray, add bacon and cheese, and it's only a shade over $6, with a drink. You'll pay $10 for the same thing at Five Guys. (Of course, you don't get a gazillion bag fries like you do at Five Guys.)

I'll be in Frankfort four nights next week for work. I'm guessing I'll have Cook Out at least two nights.
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Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
« Reply #156 on: June 24, 2019, 08:08:55 PM »

Five Guys has been mentioned a few times, but I haven’t been there in maybe five years. I guess I just don’t have the appetite for humongous burgers and a boatload of greasy fries. Plus, there’s a local place just blocks from my house that have burgers just as big.
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Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
« Reply #157 on: June 24, 2019, 10:08:08 PM »

I'm still sad Culver's got rid of their excellent fried chicken dinners!

My family and I are really perturbed by this.  Why would they do such a thing?
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Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
« Reply #158 on: June 24, 2019, 10:15:54 PM »

I'm still sad Culver's got rid of their excellent fried chicken dinners!

My family and I are really perturbed by this.  Why would they do such a thing?

The word on the street was people complained it took too long to get their orders. Which makes absolutely zero sense because Culver’s is not where you want to go if you’re in a pinch for time.
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Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
« Reply #159 on: June 25, 2019, 01:51:00 PM »

I'm still sad Culver's got rid of their excellent fried chicken dinners!

My family and I are really perturbed by this.  Why would they do such a thing?

The word on the street was people complained it took too long to get their orders. Which makes absolutely zero sense because Culver’s is not where you want to go if you’re in a pinch for time.

The fried chicken took so long to make so it was difficult to coordinate with the rest of an order, and it was ordered so infrequently that they couldn't really start cooking enough in advance for fear of throwing it all away.  The other dinners they have are basically just other menu items (same Cod used on sandwich and in dinner, and same pot roast used on sandwich and in dinner, and cooking chopped steak is basically the same as cooking a burger) so they don't have same problem.

My dad really liked their fried chicken but I didn't think it was that good.

Did I mention that I go to Culver's ALOT!
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Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
« Reply #160 on: June 25, 2019, 05:44:16 PM »

We have a Culver's and TWO Freddy's locations here in Parker, CO. One of the Freddy's is just down the street (maybe a mile?) from the Culver's. I will actually pass Culver's and go to Freddy's. I love the patty melts. OTOH, I like the fries (and curds) at Culver's.

Someone brought up Steak N Shake upthread. I go there for one reason: chili. I will eat their chili even if it's 100+ degrees out. Their burgers are meh.

I do love Five Guys, but I actually get their hot dogs on most visits. Nice, grilled hot dogs wrapped in cheese & bacon. Yum!

But I am excited that we'll probably be seeing In N Out within a couple of years. They're building a distribution center in Colorado Springs, and that means it's only a matter of time before we see locations popping up everywhere. And if they build it, we will come (there are a lot of transplants from California here).

For you Oregon people, I wouldn't pine too much about Culver's (or any other chain). You have Burgerville, and when I lived out there, it was a staple in my household.
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Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
« Reply #161 on: June 25, 2019, 08:02:18 PM »

Every time I've eaten at Culver's, I found it strikingly similar to Braum's. Braum's is cheaper and you can pick up some groceries on the way out the door. No wonder there's no Culver's in Oklahoma.

Braum's was a regional chain encountered by a friend and me during the 2017 trip to Memphis TN.  We enjoyed their milkshakes but never did have a burger.  After what you posted, now I wish we had tried some of their food!

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Culver's used to be some place in Oklahoma, but that location is some thing else instead.

Yes, there are three other restaurants that have effectively taken the place of Culver's.

Braum's is known for its restaurant with store brand dairy items with produce and very expensive name brands. If you want to add some thing to your food that they do not sell at the restaurant area, you can still get it at the grocery area. They also sell dishes.

Sonic is another one that is based on ordering and eating directly from the parking lot. There are a few locations where you can picnic, and even fewer locations where you can order and even eat inside the building (no car needed) but I do like the menu, almost a kiosk, (the last time I was a Sonic which is years ago) you have to talk to somebody to order but you can pay with a card be cause each menu has a card reader. Also I like the menu items. The menu items are vast, and while it is comparable with Jack In The Box, its menu items with the restaurant's theme is comparable to Culver's and Braum's.

And there is also Boom-A-Rang. This so far is an Oklahoma - Only restaurant chain focusing on opening restaurants in every small to medium sized towns in Oklahoma. This is a sit down restaurant where you have to ask to get a drink refill. Water and straws are free but you still have to ask for every thing. There is no Drive Thru either. (Braums has Drive Thrus and inside there are self serve beverage fountains with napkins, straws, and condiments.) But I think you are a lot more likely to have a Boom-A-Rang nearby if you live in Oklahoma.

And with these three restaurants that I mentioned, people are much more likely to keep going to them all the time.

Is Hardee's good or bad? I'll take everyone's word for it.


Culver's is here already but they announced they're opening one up the road in Denison, where they have a Freddy's too.

Hardee's and Carl's Jr. are basically the same company, just a different name East and West. Their menus are a little different but I loved the breakfasts from both.

A little surprised they have Jack in the Box in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri and Tennessee, but not one in Arkansas.

Hardee's seemed to compete with Arby's decades ago. I even remember the completely different logo design. Hardee's was a Roast Beef deli just as Arby's still is today.

But now Hardee's is now a part of Carl's Junior, which has oversized, sloppy, Big Mac / Whopper burgers.

These restaurants are basically the same restaurant with different names. For example, They have either a Red Burrito or a Green Burrito menu.

I just eat the free breakfast at my hotel.

I like to bring my lunch or make it from groceries at Walmart, cook under the hood, and if they have Continental Breakfast at Hotels.
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Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
« Reply #162 on: June 30, 2019, 08:51:44 AM »

The new Culver's in Sandusky, Ohio is now open. Went there Friday night and it was packed, but still had pretty efficient service.
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