Carl's Jr.

Quick serve brands are using strong customer service to build drive thru sales.
October 2013

Speed and accuracy are essential, but good customer service could be the key to building sales in the drive thru.

Krispy Kreme released its pumpkin-themed fall lineup a month early this year.

Pumpkin reigns as operators rush to capitalize on popular seasonal trends.

 

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are known for edgy ads with hot celebrities, sultry models, and juicy burgers. And they’re not afraid to tell America, “That’s just the way it is.” In a bold advertising campaign that launched Monday, the...

CKE Restaurants Inc.announced the opening of the first Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Panama, located at the Tocumen Panama International Airport in Panama City. The restaurant is operated by International Meal Company Caribbean and Central America, a wholly owned subsidiary of International...

Andrew F. Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants Inc., announced the opening of the first Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey. The restaurant, located in the popular Cevahir Shopping Mall in central Istanbul, marks the first of at least 25 Carl’s Jr. locations to be opened in Turkey...

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s announced a new line of Charbroiled Turkey Burgers. The sister brands are the first fast food chains to offer turkey burgers on a national basis. The new product offering is available now at all Hardee’s and will be available March 23 at Carl’s Jr...

March 2011

In many cases, it’s a different consumer out there today deciding where to dine when the urge hits. Throughout the recession, full-service restaurants offered so many fire-sale bargains that those little affected by the economy could almost feel guilty for practically stealing meals when...

February 2011

There was a time when the only place you could find Black Angus beef on a menu was at some of the nation’s finest steakhouses. But these days, Angus burgers are served at McDonald’s, Back Yard Burgers, Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, and Smashburger and are just one of many fine-...

February 2011

In 2015, the single most popular dish on quick-serve restaurant menus will be a sumptuous curried goat sandwich served with fried lentils and a crispy tamarind-orange flatbread.

Shortly thereafter, thick, frosty duck confit milkshakes and turnip tots will take the fast food world by storm...

February 2011

More than a decade into the 21st century, it is safe to say we are living in a brave new world. Television, perhaps the pièce de résistance of last century, has given way to computers and, in turn, desktop computers and laptops may soon give way to tablets and smartphones.

Making one of its new menu favorites portable, Carl’s Jr. is now offering Hand-Breaded Chicken Tender Wrappers. For guests who crave a Chicken Tenders meal but want a quick bite or portable meal, the Hand-Breaded Chicken Tender Wrapper is available at all Carl’s Jr. restaurants....

January 2011

In 2004, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock released a documentary, Super Size Me, that made waves across the foodservice sector and among American consumers. By eating nothing but McDonald’s food for 30 days and ordering the Super Sized version of a meal each time it was offered, Spurlock...

Carrying on its commitment to advanced education, Carl’s Jr. announced the commencement of its 12th annual Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship program. The scholarship application is now available online. The submission deadline is February 1.

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January 2011

Watch: Buffalo Tops Growth 40 List

Sitting on the edge of the U.S.-Canadian border and taking a backseat to another, more cosmopolitan, Empire State city, Buffalo, New York, often falls into...

CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants, launched its Happy Star Rewards loyalty program yesterday. Happy Star Rewards is a GPS-enabled loyalty program that rewards users for checking in at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s locations across the...

January 2011

Restaurant operators have spent 2010 in wait-and-see mode. The economy seems to have survived the financial collapse of 2008—survived being used quite literally here, as in, not died—and is even slowly growing. But consumers are still pinching pennies, and staying...

December 2010

Reporting by Blair Chancey, Sam Oches, Daniel P. Smith, Robin Van Tan, Barney Wolf & Lori Zanteson

1. BK Sold to Brazilian Investors

Becoming the decade’s biggest restaurant buyout,...

September 2010
October 2010

There’s Abita Purple Haze and Magic Hat #9, Anchor Steam and Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury, Sam Adams Winterfest and Troegs Dreamweaver.

These and hundreds of other craft and seasonal brews are being downed by Americans at an increasing pace, a trend noticed by more owners of pubs...

Daniel E. Ponder Jr., Jerold H. Rubinstein, and C. Thomas Thompson appointed to company's board of directors.
The Philly Cheesesteak Burger features thinly sliced steak on top of a charbroiled burger patty, with peppers, onions, Swiss and American cheeses, and mayonnaise.
Jakarta location is the first of at least 25 Carl’s Jr. to be opened in Indonesia over the next six years.