RAVENSWOOD — The long awaited Ravenswood Culver’s is now hiring staff ahead of its opening later this month.
Neighbors have been eagerly awaiting the opening of the Culver’s at 1819 W. Montrose Ave. since July 2019, when a sign first announced the restaurant would open soon.
In November 2020, Culver’s announced the Ravenswood location would open sometimes in the spring. That timeline appears to be on track as franchisee Baron Waller announced Tuesday the restaurant will open as soon as he’s able to hire and train 40- 50 employees for the new location.
“I was there Sunday and virtually everything is in place, except the employees. The restaurant will open just as soon as they can get the staff hired,” said Brian Berg, a spokesperson for Waller.
Waller is hosting a job fair from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the restaurant, 1819 W. Montrose Ave.
This is Waller’s third Culver’s in Chicago. He’s also the franchisee of the Culver’s in Bronzeville and one in Pullman set to open later in the fall. He also owns three Culver’s restaurants in the southwest suburbs.
“It’s important that we work in the community to provide people of all ages with new opportunities,” Waller said. “We see our job as mentoring our team members so they can grow their careers with us and even become owners of a restaurant.”
The Ravenswood Culver’s will open just steps away from a CTA Brown Line stop and features the fast food brand’s first pedestrian-friendly design. This includes a take-out window, seating for 100, but no drive-thru.
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