CORYDON, Ind. (WHAS11) -- The Culver's in Corydon, Indiana, is close to winning $50,000 as a part of a national competition. The restaurant beat out around 500 other restaurant locations.
The restaurant has already won $10,000 by being recognized as one of four restaurants in the chain to surpass customer service and sales results.
The owner of the Corydon restaurant said his 45 employees would split the money based in a tier system. If the restaurant wins the top prize, the payout would be estimated at $2,500 to $250 per employee.
On Wednesday the co-founder of the Culver's chain, Craig Culver, stopped by in Corydon to meet with employees and customers bringing with him a trophy to honor the restaurant's "final four" appearance.
One reason behind the success of the restaurant according to Culver is the community involvement. Culver's in Corydon works closely with many organizations including the Red Cross. On Wednesday first responders were honored by the chain.
Culver's locations in Illinois, South Dakota, and Wisconsin are also finalists. The winner will be announcement in February 2014.