Carl’s Jr. to expand into the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland


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CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. recently announced a new agreement with the Boparan Restaurant Group to develop Carl’s Jr.® restaurants in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. This collaboration marks an exciting addition to CKE’s, the company behind Carl’s Jr., growing list of international locations and will bring guests the big, bold flavors the brand is known for worldwide. Carl’s Jr.’s crave-worthy menu includes over-the-top, juicy chargrilled burgers, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™, and Hand-Scooped Ice-Cream Shakes™.

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Expansion Carl’s Jr. under a new master license agreement with the Boparan Restaurant Group

Under this agreement, the Boparan Restaurant Group will open, operate, and franchise restaurants throughout the territory as the exclusive Carl’s Jr. developer. This partnership further solidifies Carl’s Jr.’s European presence which includes nearly 100 restaurants across Spain, France, Denmark, Turkey, and Switzerland. “As part of our strategic growth plan, we’ve had our sights set on the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland for quite a while and are extremely excited to answer the international demand for our signature flavors,” said Mike Woida, President of CKE International.

“Carl’s Jr.’s international success speaks for itself. The brand offers fantastic food quality and brilliant innovation, and we look forward to replicating the born in California, ‘Eat Like You Mean It’ experience in the U.K.” said Satnam Leihal, CEO of the Boparan Restaurant Group. “This partnership aligns perfectly with our commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences, and we look forward to introducing Carl’s Jr. to the U.K. and Irish markets.”

With a rich heritage and more than 80 years in business, the California-born restaurant Carl’s Jr. chain is accelerating plans for global expansion. CKE currently operates more than 1.100 international restaurants in more than 35 countries around the world.

“Boparan Restaurant Group has a proven record of success and shares our vision for Carl’s Jr. in the U.K. We look forward to serving our guests in the region as we continue our path toward global growth,” Woida said.

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About CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., a privately held company based in Franklin, Tennessee, operates Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® restaurants, two beloved brands, known for premium and innovative menu items such as iconic chargrilled burgers and Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™. With both a U.S. and international footprint, Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s Restaurants LLC have more than 3,600 franchised or company-operated restaurants domestically and more than 35 international markets and U.S. territories. For more information about CKE, visit their website or its brand sites at Carls Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants.

About the Boparan Restaurant Group

The Boparan Restaurant Group is one of the UK’s leading restaurant companies, managing a diverse portfolio of well- known brands, including Slim Chickens, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, FishWorks, Carluccio’s, Caffe Carluccio’s, Giraffe, Ed’s Easy Diner, and Cinnamon Collection. Boparan Restaurant Group has established itself as a key player in the food and beverage industry.

Back in 2016 we wrote about Carl’s Jr. testing out employee-free locations.

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