Carl's Jr. is an American-based quick-service restaurant chain operated by CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. ("CKE") in the Western and Southwestern states. The brand is renowned for its bigger, better burgers and innovative menu items, as well as its youthful and edgy advertising that targets its core audience of "Young, Hungry Guys", or males between the ages of 18–34.
In 2016, Entrepreneur listed Carl’s Jr. as #54 on their Top Franchise 500 list, which ranks the overall financial strength, stability, and growth rate for the top 500 franchisees in any field across the United States.
As of March 2016, CKE (the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s) has a total of 3,664 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 38 foreign countries and U.S. territories.
Carl′s Jr.® is America′s fifth largest quick service hamburger restaurant chain
CKE is one of America′s premier foodservice chains that operates or franchises more than 3,115 restaurants in 42 states and in 17 countries
Established in 1941 and with a proven 65+ years track record
CKE is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, which through its subsidiaries, franchises and operates Carl′s Jr.® and Hardee's® quick-service restaurants
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