Joe Zimmer

    We have over 10,000 cruisers that have visited our largest Tuesday Summer Car Cruise. On any beautiful Tuesday beginning the last Tuesday in April you can join over 600 Cruisers parked on our 8 acres listening to great music and enjoying fantastic food made to order. You can ride around in our Culver’s VIP limo from car to car or stop at our Tiki Bar or one of our 8 covered picnic tables scattered around our property. When you visit our Tuesday night free cruise you can register your name & win a prize from one of our great sponsors. You may be chosen as the Cruiser of the week & receive a $25 Gift certificate to Culver’s & get a picture of you & your car to be posted on our cruise wall.

    Wednesday Nights is our Kids Night from 4 PM to 9 PM. Enjoy Kids Meals for $2.99, free face painting, Hula hoop contest, Balloon animals & a clown, fun for the whole family. Enjoy dining on our new outdoor patio.

    Thursday Night Join us for a Jimmy Buffett concert on the Patio as well as our Free Outdoor Summer Movie Night’s starting at dusk on our large 10x 16-foot screen.

     If you have been to our popular Culver’s in Lake Orion you will love all the activities & great food made & served by one of our great crew members.

    Culver’s has a fast fresh drive-thru open every day from 10 AM to 11 PM or you may call in a pickup order. Please call our store at (248) 276-2222 for more information on our special events or visit our website at

    Come in & get Culverized! Culver of Lake Orion on Lapeer Rd. & Dutton only 1 mile north of I-75 at exit #81

    Since opening his Culver’s restaurant in 2008, Zimmer has given back over $150,000 to the community through fundraisers and donations. The popular classic car events at Culver’s have raised money for various Lake Orion school activities. Zimmer is a Lion’s Club member and founded the local Kiwanis Club, as well as the Key Club at Lake Orion High School, which encourages students to give back to the community.   A resident of Orion Township for more than 30 years, Zimmer has owned and operated several restaurants in the township. His Culver’s franchise is tops in the region, which includes the 20+ Culver’s stores in eastern Michigan. “A focus on customer service drives business success,” says Zimmer. His restaurant is a four-time winner of the coveted Ruth Culver’s Hospitality Award. ‘To me, hospitality is the number one key in our industry,” he said. ‘I love to meet and greet our guests. I like to make sure that every guest who chooses Culver’s leaves happy. It makes me feel good when I see other people feel good. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
    Born in South Bend, Indiana, Zimmer has lived in Michigan most of his life. He attended Richland High School near Kalamazoo, where he was captain of the track team, a state champion half-miler, football star and homecoming king. He attended Western Michigan University, joined the Delta Chi fraternity, and graduated with a marketing degree and minor in general business. Early in his career, he worked for General Foods and was also vice president of personnel, training and development for Big Boy Restaurants, Inc.
    Joe and Sue Zimmer have been married almost 50 years. They have three daughters who have graduated from Lake Orion High School, as well as six grandkids.
    When he’s not working, Joe enjoys spending Sunday afternoons on Lake Orion with his family.

    We are Located at

    4963 InterPark Dr. North ( Corner of Lapeer & Dutton)

    Lake Orion, MI 48359

    (248) 276-2222

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