Carl's Jr. Restaurants

Carl's Jr. Restaurants

Carl's Jr. Restaurants
#54

Initial Investment

LOW: $1,318,000
HIGH: $1,855,500

Change in Units

+4.0% +60 UNITS (1 Year)
+6.4% +95 UNITS (3 Years)

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1945

Franchising Since

1984 (32 Years)

Corporate Address

6307 Carpinteria Ave., #A Carpinteria, CA 93013

CEO

Andrew Puzder

Parent Company

Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.

About Carl's Jr. Restaurants

In 1941, Carl N. Karcher and his wife Margaret took $15 in savings, borrowed another $311 on their car, and bought a hot dog cart in Los Angeles. They grew their business to four carts before opening the first Carl's Drive-In Barbecue in 1945 and adding hamburgers to the menu. The first Carl's Jr. locations-- so-named because they were smaller than the drive-ins-- opened in the 1950's. Today the company has locations throughout the West and Southwest, and is known for menu items such as its Six Dollar Burgers.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$1,318,000 - $1,855,500

Net-worth Requirement

$1,000,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$300,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4%

Ad Royalty Fee

to 7%

Financing Options

Carl's Jr. Restaurants has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives


10% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 46

Lowest Rank: 88

  • 2006 - 88
* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Additional Training: 12 weeks of management training & at grand opening

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

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Updated: August 21st, 2015

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