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Carl’s Jr. franchise opens first restaurant in Canada

CKE Restaurants, Inc. has announced today that Jove Franchise Development Corporation (“Jove”) has opened the first Carl’s Jr.® restaurant in Canada. According to the information provided, this restaurant is located in Kelowna, British Columbia. and is the first of five Carl’s Jr. restaurants Jove plans to open and operate in Canada. CKE is also planning to open additional Carl’s Jr. restaurants as part of a larger expansion across Canada in the coming years.

CKE’s entry into Canada is, the company explains, part of a strategic plan to accelerate franchise development in international markets and to double CKE’s international presence to over 700 restaurants within the next five years. CKE currently has active franchise development agreements in Vancouver, British Columbia and is actively seeking qualified franchise candidates throughout Canada.

Andrew F. Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc., commented, “We are very pleased to welcome Jove Franchise Development Corporation to the Carl’s Jr. franchise family. With our longstanding history of successfully operating the Carl’s Jr. brand in the Western United States, it was a natural progression to open the brand in Western Canada. We are confident that the strength of our brand combined with Jove’s management expertise and passion for our brand will secure a bright future for Carl’s Jr. in the Canadian market.”

Currently, CKE franchises 374 international restaurants, or approximately 12% of its total restaurants, between both its Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s® brands. (kbp)


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