Carl's Jr. Restaurants
#15 Franchise 500| Burgers

Carl's Jr. Restaurants
Burgers

About
Founded

1945

Franchising Since

1984 (34 Years)

Corporate Address

6700 Tower CIr., #1000
Franklin, TN 37067

CEO

Jason Marker

Parent Company

CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc.

Ticker Symbol

CKR

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

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

80 hours

Classroom Training:

32 hours

Additional Training:

12 weeks of management training & at grand opening

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Carl's Jr. Restaurants is ranked #15 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
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.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $1,375,000 High - $1,952,000
Units
+4.6%+71 UNITS (1 Year) +12.6%+181 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: April 5th, 2018
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