Culver’s hopes to bring taste of Wisconsin to Ocala

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Posted December 31, 2020 | Staff Report

Ocala is in line for a dose of Midwest flavor after Culver’s recent application for a permit to open a fast-food restaurant locally.

The chain, which started in 1984 in Sauk City, Wisconsin, is known for its ButterBurgers, deep-fried cheese curd and fresh-made frozen custard.

The application, filed with the city’s growth management department, calls for an almost 4,500-square-foot building in the 4900 Block of Southwest State Road 200. The proposed site is next to Bojangles on SR 200.

The restaurant will feature capacity for more than 100 inside and seating for 24 outside. There also will be a drive-thru lane, but because the chain makes everything to order, six parking spaces will be dedicated to the drive-thru.

In addition to an array of burgers, Culver’s also offers pot roast, fried shrimp dinners, chicken sandwiches and salads.

The chain has more than 740 locations across the country, including one in The Villages and one in Gainesville.

The application is under review by the city, and there is no immediate timeline for when the location would open.


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