Carl's Jr.

The 10 Best Franchise Deals

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.

The Case for Humane

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.

Coca-Cola, Carl's Jr. Can Make You a Winner

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.

Carl's Jr., Hardee's Band Together to Aid Military Families


CKE Restaurants, parent company to Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurant chains, launched the Stars for Troops fundraising campaign this week at participating restaurant locations. The campaign hopes to harness the national reach of both brands and the generosity of its customers to rally behind the nation’s military families and veterans. Funds raised in this year’s campaign will assist those groups through national charity partnerships with Homes for Our Troops and USA Cares.

Carl's Jr., Hardee's Show America "The Way It Is"


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 brands reinforced their core beliefs on food and advertising and unveiled a new tagline, “just the way it is.”

Carl's Jr. Now Open in Panama

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 Meal Corporation S.A., the largest retail food concessionaire and multibrand casual-dining chain in Brazil with operations in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Panama.

With the opening in Panama, CKE now licenses Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants in 20 countries.

First Turkish Carl's Jr. Opens in Istanbul

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 over the next six years. The restaurants will be operated by FET Restoran Isletmeleri A.S.

Carl's Jr., Hardee's Roll Out First Turkey Burger Line

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. locations.

What Happened to Table Service?

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 they would have just as willingly paid regular price.