Phil Keiser, CEO of Culver’s restaurants, dead at 60

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. (WBAY) – The CEO of Culver’s restaurants has died.

Phil Keiser died Saturday, two days before his 61st birthday. A source close to the company tells Action 2 News Keiser died of natural causes.

Craig Culver, one of the founders of the restaurant chain, will take over as CEO until a successor is hired.

Culver’s announced Keiser’s death on its Facebook page, saying:

For every restaurant you helped reach their best. For every team member you treated like family. For every farmer you championed tirelessly. And for every guest you made sure left happy. Thank you, Phil…for everything.

Culver’s, best-known for its frozen custard and Butter Burgers, is based in Prairie du Sac and has more than 500 restaurants in 22 states, according to its web site. In 2016 it was rated one of the Top 50 franchises by Franchise Business Review. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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