New to Pullman/Roseland or long-time residents, in November all came together to celebrate the opening of Culver’s – Sparked by the leadership of entrepreneur Baron Waller, nurtured by CNI and fueled by city and NMTC funding, for the first time in more than 30 years – there is a sit-down restaurant in Pullman.

This is the sixth location opened by Waller who owns a Culver’s in Bronzeville, another in the Lincoln Square and Ravenswood community, and three locations in the southwest suburbs. The 4,300 square foot restaurant, featuring seating for 124 people, two drive-thru lanes, and a patio created 70 jobs for local residents. Located at the intersection of 111th and Doty Avenue, it is conveniently located adjacent to the Pullman National Monument site which will attract 300,000 visitors annually.

The national chain was launched in 1984 when the Culver family opened its first location in the family’s hometown of Sauk City, WI. By building their reputation on providing great cooked-to-order food with an emphasis on service, hospitality, and community involvement, they now have more than 775 restaurants in 25 states.


  • Project: Culver’s, 124 indoor seats, patio seating and drive-thru window  ​
  • Location: Corner of 111th and Doty Avenue, Pullman
Culvers Exterior

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