Chicago’s first Culver’s delayed until 2017

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Employee Amy Rogers, 22 of Kenosha, operates the frying vats, used for french fries, onion rings, fish and chicken, scoops out the bits of food from the oil, at he Culver's franchise in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Tuesday, August 29, 2006. Ed Rich, (in background) co-owner of the franchise, came up with the idea for burning old fry oil to heat the hot water in his restaurant. (Photo by David Trotman-Wilkins/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)

Employee Amy Rogers, 22 of Kenosha, operates the frying vats, used for french fries, onion rings, fish and chicken, scoops out the bits of food from the oil, at he Culver’s franchise in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Tuesday, August 29, 2006. Ed Rich, (in background) co-owner of the franchise, came up with the idea for burning old fry oil to heat the hot water in his restaurant. (Photo by David Trotman-Wilkins/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)

CHICAGO — Culver’s is coming to Chicago — just not any time soon.

The popular Wisconsin fast-food chain known for its ButterBurger and its concrete mixers is scheduled to come to Wrigleyville in 2017, according to the Chicago Tribune. The company initially planned to open its first Chicago location in early 2015.

Company spokesman Paul Titas told the Tribune that the franchisee is still trying to secure financing for its 3500 N. Clark St. location. Culver’s is also expected to open a location in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood the same year, on the 4900 block of West Irving Park Road.

Titas told the Tribune it’s unclear which restaurant will open first.

Culver’s was founded in Sauk City, Wis., in 1984, and has since branched out to areas across the Midwest, including Chicago suburbs such as Rosemont and Morton Grove.

It also has locations in Arizona and Utah.