Carrying on its commitment to advanced education, Carl’s Jr. is pleased to announce the commencement of its 13th annual Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship program.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
For some, it’s an average sales-to-investment ratio nearing 2:1, dedicated corporate support that helps franchisees succeed, or a distinctive niche that carries marketplace allures.
For others, a good franchise deal boasts recent growth despite the nation’s economic woes, stable leadership that ensures consistent strategy, or consumer satisfaction ratings highlighting consumer interest.
Food production and agricultural sustainability seem to be on everyone’s mind these days. In fact, a report released in May by The International Food Information Council found that nearly 60 percent of Americans are now familiar with food sustainability issues. From best-selling books like Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food and Mark Bittman’s Food Matters to widely read articles and editorials in The New York Times, TIME magazine, and USA Today, signs point to a dietary revolution that transcends concerns over health and delves into meatier matters, so to speak.
Carl’s Jr. has once again partnered with Coca-Cola to make everyone a winner—not just once, but twice. Following the smashing success of last year’s campaign, there will be some even bigger winners this year, including two who will walk away with $5,000 gift cards from a major electronics retailer.
One lucky bidder will walk away with a little two-piece of history, as Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s host a charity auction for a bikini custom-made for Miss Turkey to wear in the fast-food chains’ recent commercial.