CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, announced the opening of its first Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Cambodia. Operated by TH F&B Co. LTD, the Carl’s Jr. restaurant will be located in the capital city of Phnom Penh and offer the very first quick-service restaurant drive thru in the country.

“We’ve been experiencing phenomenal international growth this year. In fact, Cambodia comes on the heels of successful openings in Australia, Japan and Kenya and marks the 40th country that CKE International has entered into,” says Ned Lyerly, president, International at CKE. “This is an important market for our overall expansion strategy and we plan to open 15 restaurants in the country to offer Cambodians a superior burger experience.”

“In addition to providing the very first QSR drive thru in the country, Cambodians can also enjoy our wide range of affordably priced, premium quality burgers and chicken sandwiches made fresh to order using high-quality ingredients, including chargrilled 100 percent Australian beef. We are confident that Cambodians will love our big, juicy burgers as well as our best-in-class customer service,” Lyerly adds.

The restaurant will offer innovative menu items including the brand’s signature Western Bacon Cheeseburger, Famous Star, and Super Star burgers, along with other fan favorites like The Big Carl, the Jalapeno Thickburger, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders, and Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes.

“With its unparalleled innovation, Carl’s Jr. really is in a class of their own when it comes to delivering affordable yet premium, high quality and fresh menu items,” says Hav Norm, Managing Director of TH F&B. “We’re confident that Cambodia, with its large youthful population and increased awareness and desire for western brands, are going to love having this global burger chain in their country. It is an honor to bring the first Carl’s Jr. to Cambodia and we look forward to expanding its reach across the country.”

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