The DeKalb Culver’s has a drive-thru and extended hours of 10 a.m. to midnight daily in hopes of enticing NIU students. The restaurant’s 85 employees are also considering staying open later during weekends when sports games are being held on campus, said owner Jeff Newkirk.That's encouraging for October, when there are three Saturday afternoon football games. November, when class project deadlines loom and football goes to school nights, may be another matter.
One of the patrons interviewed noted that the new restaurant is within walking distance. It's within walking distance of Cold Spring Shops headquarters, and hard by the Overland Route.