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WI Dairy News: 3 decades of delicious

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 MADISON (WKOW) -- Known for its ButterBurgers and frozen custard, Culver's is a Wisconsin classic, and the franchise has just hit two milestones.

Founders Craig and Lea Culver are celebrating the opening of their 500th restaurant and thirty years of business.

The first Culver's restaurant opened July of 1984.  Craig says that they almost didn't make it that first year, but now the have restaurants across the nation including Cedar Falls, Iowa where the 500th franchise opened.

Craig says his secret behind the success was something he learned from his father: "You never cheapen the product."

Lea Culver says that this year they will be awarding at least $300,000 to around 250 students who are working at Culver's to help pay for college.  This scholarship program has been going on for over two decades.

Craig and Lea are proud of their product and say, "Wisconsin and Culver's, and cheese and cheese curds, and custard. I mean, people love Wisconsin products."

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