In terms of burger quick service restaurants (QSR), there is a lot of competition. So much so that big names like McDonald's and Wendy's are trying their hardest to make themselves stand out with things like the "Chicken War" to increase sales. But there is a way to be just an old-fashion good burger joint. This is where the Culver's franchise comes in. Founded in 1984 and franchising since 1988, the brand was founded by Craig Culver when he transformed his parents', Ruth and George, old A&W restaurant. What makes Culver's different is that fact that they have the ButterBurger, which involves putting butter on the burger's bun before toasting them. Ruth did this for Craig as a kid, and the brand still uses this technique today. In Craig's opinion, this makes the burger taste better. In addition to marketing and site selection support, the franchise owners go to ButterBurger University in Wisconsin and sweep the parking lot and clean the floors, At Culver's, nobody is above dirty work. In addition to burgers, the brand also sells frozen custard, which goes great with a ButterBurger. The brand is also known for its charitable giving, with donations made to the Thank You Farmers Project and a charitable organization called Culver's Gives Back. The brand stays true to its Wisconsin roots and strives to give and work with the local community. If you are looking to invest in a franchise that offers a great product while also giving back to the community, then the Culver's franchise is for you.