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“Florida has been very good to us. There are lots of transplanted midwesterners there. Whenever we open a Florida restaurant, our fans come out in (University of Wisconsin) Badger gear and cheese heads,” Culver’s spokesman Paul Pitas told The Palm Beach Post.
Established in 1984 in Sauk City, Wis. by dairy farmers George and Ruth Culver, the chain also serves custard, chicken, desserts and sandwiches.
Culver’s has 585 restaurants nationwide in 24 states. There are 26 restaurants in Florida, including locations in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa and Naples.
Just before the Jupiter restaurant opens, Culver’s is scheduled to open eateries in Northport and Winter Gardens. A Culver’s is scheduled to open the same day as Jupiter in Bonita Springs.
The Jupiter location will be the first in Palm Beach County,
The new owner, Jupiter resident Debbie Naylon, is a former Realtor. Culver’s required her to complete a three-month training program. She plans to hire about 70 people, she said.
Three-fourths of the 42,000 square feet are planned to be medical office, which is owned and being developed by The Medical Group of South Florida on 29 acres that was once Whitehaven Mobile Home Park.
Total proposed 42,000 total square feet:
• 32,000 – medical office
• 4,000 — fast food restaurant
• 4,500 — restaurant
• 1,700 — retail