Hardee's and Carl's Jr.

Hardee's and Carl's Jr.

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Hardee's and Carl's Jr.

Hardee's and Carl's Jr.


“QSR - Burgers”

Country of Origin:
USA
USA

 

Operational/Signed (Outlets)

  • Worldwide - (3115)
  • USA - (1872)

Planned/Available

  • Europe
  • Russian Federation
  • China
  • Brazil
  • Canada

THE FOOD IS THE FRANCHISE®

At Carl′s Jr.®, the Food is the Franchise®. We are known for our best-in-class menu that consistently out-delivers the competition. Over the last 65+ years, Carl′s Jr.® has built a reputation as America′s premier burger chain, and is known as the place to go for big, juicy, delicious charbroiled burgers. Multi-unit franchise territories are available for highly-qualified, experienced candidates in the Western U.S. and international markets.

Carl′s Jr.® is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants, Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: CKR). The CKE system includes more than 3,115 restaurants in 42 states and in 17 countries, with more than 1,190 Carl′s Jr.® restaurants and 1,915 Hardee′s® restaurants. System-wide sales exceed US$3.2 billion.

INNOVATION IS THE DIFFERENCE

Carl′s Jr.® is focused on constant innovation and a desire to satisfy the tastes of young, hungry consumers through our premium menu and edgy, memorable advertising. We are known for introducing the 100% Black Angus beef Six Dollar Burger® line, the first sit down restaurant style burgers in the quick service industry. Available in a total of six craveable varieties, these gourmet burgers are complemented by our premium Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes & Malts™.

THE NUMBERS TELL THE STORY

With many years of remarkable growth and performance, Carl′s Jr.® has become the greatest franchise story of our time. Carl′s Jr.® has had seven consecutive years of same-store sales growth. Over the last 6 years, Carl′s Jr.® has had a 31.5% increase in AUV, which was $1.493 million in FY 2008.

Unique Business Proposition

  • System-wide sales exceed US$3.2 billion
  • 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
 

Investor Profile
Our ideal candidates are strong, marketing oriented companies involved in retailing or other service related business. It is possible for us to work with groups that are well capitalized, have strong knowledge of their market and have the ability to acquire the services of experienced restaurant professionals. Ideally, we are searching for companies that are involved in one or more of the following industries: food service, hospitality, retail, food manufacturing or distribution, real estate, hotel or cold storage.

International Licence Fee: Actual investment level to be discussed subject to territory

 

 


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