Franchise: Carl's Jr. Restaurants

Initial Investment
LOW:$1,375,000
HIGH: $1,952,000
Change in Units
+3.3% +50 UNITS (1 Year)
+10.4% +145 UNITS (3 Years)

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
National Media
Regional Media

Training Onsite: 10 weeks

Training at headquarters: 1 week

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

Absentee Ownership Allowed

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.

Founded

1945

Franchising Since

1984 (33 Years)

Corporate Address

6303 Carpinteria Ave. Carpinteria, CA 93013

CEO

Andrew Puzder

Parent Company

CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc.

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$1,375,000 - $1,952,000

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


50% off franchise fee

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Updated: October 5th, 2016

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