Carl’s Jr. announced the opening of its first restaurant in India. Operated by Cybiz BrightStar Restaurants, owned by Gurgaon-based Cybiz Corp, through a master franchise agreement with Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC, a subsidiary of CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. (parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee’s), the Carl’s Jr. restaurant will be located at the Select CityWalk mall complex in Saket, New Delhi. The restaurant will feature a special “Indian palate” menu that will include vegetarian options, beer on tap, and an all-you-can-drink soft beverages bar.
“We are excited to introduce Carl’s Jr. to the India marketplace with the opening of our first restaurant in New Dehli,” says Ned Lyerly, president of international at CKE Restaurants. “India represents a tremendous market opportunity and we see the potential for more than 1,000 restaurants over time. We hope that our India customers will recognize that we’ve made a sincere effort to tailor our menu to the Indian palate by offering rich, intense flavors and a variety of innovative vegetarian options. We look forward to our Indian customers enjoying the same best-in-class customer service, premium quality, and delicious menu items that we are known for globally.”
“We are honored to be representing an iconic brand like Carl’s Jr.,” says Sam Chopra, group chairman and founder of CybizCorp. “This is a special moment for all of us here. We have been speaking about a differentiated gourmet experience with this launch; we now finally offer the Carl’s Jr. experience to our fans here in India.”
Carl’s Jr. offers freshly prepared, high-quality menu items, including its chargrilled burgers, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders, and Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes. Carl’s Jr. also features a dining experience that includes menu items made to order and served hot and fresh at your table, all in a modern, upscale, spacious environment.
“With high-quality ingredients, a casual dining ambience, and quick service, Carl’s Jr. is the perfect fit for India,” says Sana Chopra, executive director of Cybiz BrightStar Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. “We can’t wait for burger lovers to get their first bite of Carl’s Jr.’s iconic, big, and juicy California-style burgers.”