Industry News | December 10, 2011
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.
“We are very pleased to have Gold Star Burgers S.A. as part of our CKE team,” says Andrew F. Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants. “Latin America is a critical component of our international expansion goals and the premium burgers offered at Carl’s Jr. will be a perfect fit in these markets.
“We currently have a very strong position in Mexico, where we operate more than 130 stores. This positions us well for further expansion in Latin America. I look forward to continuing to expand both the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brands internationally.”
“Costa Rica has welcomed Carl’s Jr. with open arms,” says Andrés Fachler, director general of Gold Star Burgers S.A. “We have been looking forward to this for a long time. We believe that Carl’s Jr. will stand out from any other fast food in Costa Rica.”
Currently, between its Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brands, CKE franchises 412 international restaurants with locations in Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Russia, Turkey, New Zealand, American Samoa, Canada, Kazakhstan, and throughout the Middle East.
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