The Southern California-based Carl’s Jr. will be serving up burgers, fries, shakes, and more 24 hours a day with the opening of its newest restaurant on April 8. Operated by Toronto-based 6Points Food Services Ltd., the Carl’s Jr. restaurant, which will feature a delicious shake bar with more than 20 flavors of hand-scooped Chapman’s Canadian ice cream shakes, will be located at 272 Queen Street in downtown. 6Points also opened a location at 1431 Yonge Street on March 21.
“Just last year, we signed an exclusive development agreement with 6Points to develop, open and operate 30 Carl’s Jr. restaurants over the next six years in the west greater Toronto Area as well as cities beyond including London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, and Hamilton, [Ontario,]” says Ned Lyerly, CKE Restaurants (parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s) international president. “Yonge Street and Queen Street mark the third and fourth restaurants for 6Points respectively and we are pleased to be off to a great start towards achieving our goal. Toronto is an important market for the expansion of CKE’s international system offering huge growth potential, and we look forward to extending our reach throughout Canada.”
To celebrate the arrival of Carl’s Jr. in Toronto, a special press event will take place at the Queen Street location on April 7 from noon to 2 p.m. to offer media and VIP attendees complimentary food samples, photo and filming opportunities, as well as interviews with Carl’s Jr. and 6Points executives.
Carl’s Jr. stands apart from other burger restaurants by offering freshly prepared, higher quality menu items including its famous 100 percent Black Angus Beef Thickburgers, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders, and Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes. Carl’s Jr. also features a superior dining experience that includes fresh menu items made-to-order and served at your table, all in a modern, upscale, California-themed décor.
“Canadians have welcomed Carl’s Jr. with open arms, and we are excited to now invite Toronto burger lovers to visit us in our prime downtown locations and experience for themselves what Carl’s Jr. is all about: high-quality ingredients, fresh preparations, innovative flavors, and exceptional, friendly tableside service,” says 6Points managing partner Kent Graber. “We’re excited to spearhead the expansion of Carl’s Jr. in Ontario and look forward to building more restaurants throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.”
Graber brings with him an impressive 40-plus years of experience operating and developing top-tier quick-service restaurant chains across Canada including senior management posts on both the franchisor and franchisee sides of the business. Queen Street will be Graber’s fourth Carl’s Jr. location. Late last year, 6Points opened Carl’s Jr. locations in Guelph and Waterloo in Ontario.