I was making a u-turn and saw a place called Culver’s. The sign is a blue oval.
I thought it was a water supply company. (Maybe I made a connection to Culligan?) But too many people were going in, so I took a second look. It’s a fast food restaurant.
It wasn’t too far from my place so I decided to check out some new local fare.
The place is really nice looking on the inside. The carpet and tile are warm grays, and the walls have architectural brick and wood. The ceilings are dropped in different areas to give it and interesting feel. There are flat screens on the walls and none of them were tuned to CNN. The seating is spaced apart, no one is on top of one another. I give the ambience a 10.
(Note Sarah Huckabee on the Tee Vee)
Now the food.
You order in the typical way, but you don’t wait around in limbo like a loon, loitering near the counter until you get your order. They give you a number to place on whatever table you choose and they bring you your food. I give that a 10.
I had a usual- chicken tenders and fries with a diet root beer. You get your own drink from the fountains.
The diet root beer tasted like diet root beer! That is amazing. Normally at these places it’s guessing game- “I think this is carbonated Fantastik.”
The fizz and syrup content was perfect. I give it a 10.
The fries were crinkle cut. Not greasy at all, crispy on the outside with the right amount of salt. I give them an 8.
The tenders (4 filets about the size of what you’d get when you order fish and chips) were…… tender- real breast, not one bite of grizzle, tendon or mysterious substance. The breading was light panko. Absolutely the best chicken tender I have ever eaten. I give it a 10.
It came to 8 dollars.
I own no stock in Culver’s, don’t have any affiliation with them whatsoever. I think Culver’s is a keeper.
I didn’t get the burger, or the shakes, or the chili, or have any of their soup or mashed potatoes… but I will.
Anyone else ever eat a Culver’s? Did I catch them on a good day?