Carl's Jr.

National Turkey Federation Awards Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) named Carl's Jr. and Hardee's recipients of its 10th Annual "Turkey on the Menu" (T.O.M.) Award in the fast food category. The award honors the chains for introducing a variety of charbroiled turkey burgers on their menus, offering healthier options to consumers.

The T.O.M. Award was presented Feb. 16 during NTF's Annual Convention.

Carl's Jr. Signs Deal for 50 Latin America Units

CKE Restaurants Inc. announced that it has entered into a five-year development agreement with Airport Shoppes Corp., a subsidiary of International Meal Company (IMC), with plans to open approximately 50 Carl’s Jr. restaurants in four new markets: Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, and Puerto Rico.

IMC is a leading multibrand casual and quick-service restaurant operator in Latin America with more than 200 company-owned restaurants and 8,000 employees in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Brazil.

HSUS Now CKE Shareholder to Encourage Egg, Pork Changes

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced that it is now a shareholder with Apollo Global Management, parent company to Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s umbrella CKE Restaurants.

The HSUS hopes to use its position as shareholder to encourage the restaurant company to use more cage-free eggs and pork from pigs not housed in gestation crates.

Matthew Prescott, food policy director for the HSUS, says CKE was once at the front of this movement, but that it has since fallen behind the rest of the industry.

Santa Fe Option Joins Carl's Jr.'s Turkey Burger Line

Carl’s Jr., the burger chain known for sit-down-restaurant-quality food and innovative menu items, announced the expansion of its popular line of Charbroiled Turkey Burgers with the new Santa Fe Turkey Burger. The latest burger offers customers another low-calorie alternative to the chain’s big beef burgers, and is now available at most Carl’s Jr. locations in California, Colorado, Idaho, and Oregon.

Carl’s Jr. Comes to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the latest country to enjoy the premium-quality burgers of Carl’s Jr. Parent company, CKE Restaurants, Inc., announced the opening of three Carl’s Jr. restaurants in Costa Rica earlier this month.

Located in and around the capital city of San Jose, the restaurants are operated by Gold Star Burgers S.A., who have the exclusive development rights to Costa Rica.

CKE Restaurants Approve Panasonic POS Solution

Panasonic has been approved by CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants, to provide its Stingray POS workstation to Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s franchisees.

The move will allow franchise owners to benefit from Panasonic’s advanced POS technology, which includes an open architecture design and versatile modular construction. 

CKE to Present at Hispanic Business Expo

CKE Restaurants Inc. will present and exhibit at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 32nd-Annual National Convention & Business Expo in Miami on September 18-21. More than 3,000 people are expected at this annual event honoring Hispanic entrepreneurship in America. The convention is the country’s largest networking venue for Hispanic businesses and Fortune 1000 corporations interested in the Hispanic market.

Marketing Moves at CKE Restaurants

Brad Haley has been promoted to chief marketing officer for CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurant chains, CEO Andrew F. Puzder announced. Haley joined CKE as executive vice president of marketing for Hardee’s in 2000 and added responsibility for Carl’s Jr. marketing in 2004.

The 10 Best Franchise Deals

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