List of Carl's Jr. Locations in United States
Complete list of Carl's Jr. locations in the United States:
Updated on 2017-01-13
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Carl's Jr. is a fast food restaurant chain operated by CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., with locations primarily in the Western and Southwestern United States.
Carl Karcher (1917â€°Û¡ÃŒÃÃŒÃ•2008) and his wife Margaret founded the predecessor of Carl's Jr. in 1941, starting as a hot dog cart in Los Angeles. In 1945, the Karchers moved the short distance to Anaheim, California, and opened their first full-service restaurant, Carl's Drive-In Barbeque. As the restaurant became successful, Carl expanded his business by opening the first two Carl's Jr. restaurants in Anaheim and nearby Brea in 1956. They were so named because they were smaller versions of Carl's original drive-in restaurant. That same year, the chain was officially renamed Carl's Jr. and the fast-food chain took off.
In 2016, Entrepreneur listed Carl's Jr. as #54 on their Top Franchise 500 list, which ranks the overall financial strength, stability, and growth rate for the top 500 franchisees in any field across the United States.
As of March 2016, CKE (the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's) has a total of 3,664 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 38 foreign countries and U.S. territories.