Carl's Jr. Restaurants LLC is an American fast food restaurant chain operated by CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc., with franchisees in the United States and Canada. Carl Karcher and his wife Margaret founded the predecessor of Carl's Jr. in 1941, starting as a hot-dog cart in Los Angeles. 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 2017, CKE (the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's) has a total of 3,665 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 39 foreign countries and U.S. territories.
Carl's Jr. has the franchise fee of up to $35,000, with total initial investment range of $1,375,000 to $1,952,000.
Initial investments: $1,375,000 - $1,952,000
Net-worth Requirement: $1,000,000
Liquid Cash Requirement: $300,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $25,000 - $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4%
Ad Royalty Fee: to 7%
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. Franchise Info: http://www.carlsjrfranchising.com
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