Headquarters: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
US sales: $1.2 billion
Number of US restaurants: 559
Financial performance rank: 2
Customer satisfaction rank: 26
Value rank: 37
At Culver’s, diners can expect to spend a little more than they would at a run-of-the-mill burger joint, with average orders totaling nearly $9.50, according to Technomic. But it might just be worth it for the chain’s frozen custard and ButterBurgers, the signature burger that gets its name from the glaze of butter that coats the bun.
Though there are over 500 restaurants, you may have difficulty finding a Culver’s since they’re primarily in the Midwest. That doesn’t mean that business is tough for the chain, though. Culver’s sales grew 15.5% in 2015, and their financial performance rank is second only to Whataburger.