Founded in 1941, using $15 in savings and borrowing $311 on their Plymouth automobile, Carl N. Karcher and his wife, Margaret, purchased a single hot dog cart in 1941 in Los Angeles. The Karchers soon grew their small business – eventually focusing their efforts on the Carl’s Jr. brand, one of the first in a new breed of restaurants that today make up the quick-service restaurant industry.
With more than 1,000 restaurants, Carl’s Jr. is regarded as the place to go for premium quality, distinctive charbroiled burgers, in particular its 100% Angus beef Six Dollar Burger line. Other signature menu items include charbroiled chicken sandwiches, entre salads and low carbohydrate options. Want to spice things up? Check out Carl’s Jr.’s dual-branded restaurants, featuring Mexican fare from Green Burrito.Green Burrito was introduced into Carl’s Jr. restaurants in 1995 offering a wide variety of traditional Mexican foods including burritos, enchiladas and tacos.
When you become a Carl’s Jr. franchisee, you’re teaming up with one of the largest, most experienced restaurant companies around. CKE Restaurants has a coast-to-coast presence with more than 3,200 restaurants and a solid track record in quick-service restaurant experience.