George M. Culver, co-founder of the 435-unit Culver’s Butterburgers and Frozen Custard chain, died Thursday. He was 88. Prior to starting the Culver’s brand in 1984 with their son Craig and daughter-in-law Lea Culver, George Culver and his wife Ruth began a long foodservice career as A&W franchisees in Sauk City, Wis. George and Ruth Culver also owned and operated several other dining destinations in Wisconsin like The Farm Kitchen Resort, the Lake Ripley Country Club and ...

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