CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. announced the opening of its 1,000th international restaurant in Madrid, Spain, as they continue to bring bold, craveable burgers and flavors to all corners of the globe. The opening marks a key milestone for the brand as it continues to expand its international footprint across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and more.

 The opening of the new Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Madrid marks the 23rd restaurant in Spain. CKE is continuing to expand across the European market, all the while, delivering new, innovative customer experiences and a menu filled with its impossible-to-ignore flavors.

“The 1,000th international restaurant is a major milestone for our company, and we’re thrilled to be able to continue providing guests around the world an iconic taste of California,” says Mike Woida, president of CKE International. “This new Carl’s Jr. location in Spain exemplifies CKE’s commitment to adapt to the consumer landscape and offer new experiences while maintaining craveable flavors.”

CKE continues to expand its presence across six continents and has maintained positive same store sales globally for nearly a decade. Earlier this year, the company hit other pivotal international milestones, including opening its 300th restaurant in Mexico; celebrating 40 years of business in the Middle East; expanding across Australia with a flagship restaurant opening in Sydney and later this summer the company will open a restaurant in Charles de Gaulle Airport centered around speed and convenience with a “Grab & Go” station, self-order kiosks and more.

“The opening of the 1000th international location is a proud moment placing CKE in the top tier of global restaurant chains,” adds CEO of CKE Restaurants Ned Lyerly. “Our momentum is building as we have plans to double our international presence in the next five years.  We will accelerate growth by focusing on partnerships with exceptional franchise operators who share our vision of offering the most innovative, best tasting food in our industry!”

With culinary innovation at the forefront, CKE Restaurants will continue to introduce mouth-watering flavors that highlight their brands’ Chargrilled Angus Beef Burgers, crispy Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™, their iconic range of products that everyone knows and loves, and additionally CKE will create local adaptations that are region-specific, such as the Morita Burger in Mexico, Poutine in Canada, and more. 

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