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Carl's Jr.

Carl's Jr.
  • Liquid Capital Required: $500,000
  • Net Worth Required: $1,000,000
  • Minimum Investment: $1,300,000
  • Training Available
  • Financing Available
  • TCI does not include real estate

Carl's Jr.® Franchise Information:

Carl's Jr.® is celebrating 70 years in the quick-service industry. What began as a lone hot dog cart in Los Angeles, Calif. in 1941 is today a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants, Inc. of Carpinteria, Calif. As of the end of Q1 fiscal 2012, CKE, through its subsidiaries, had a total of 3,182 franchised, licensed or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and in 20 countries, including 1,262 Carl's Jr.® restaurants and 1,909 Hardee's® restaurants.

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Training and Support

Before you open we assist you through the following:

  • Site selection
  • Restaurant Design
  • Equipment ordering
  • Construction
  • Training

After you open, we continue to assist you with:

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  • Field support:We have a team of Franchise Business Consultants who will assist you with your business
  • Operations:We provide you with periodic information on a variety of items to assist you with operating your new business.
  • Franchise services: We are only a phone call or an email away to respond to any questions you might have.
  • R&D: A qualified staff of professionals in our state-of-the-art test kitchen provides ongoing research and development.
  • Marketing/Advertising: You continually benefit from our Marketing Team who will support you with your strategic advertising and local store marketing.

What's Involved

Minimum Financial Requirements*Net Worth $1,000,000
Liquid Assets: $300,000
ExperiencePrevious franchise or restaurant experience
Multi-Unit Development3 restaurant minimum
Development Fee*$10,000
Franchise Fees$25,000 (1st and 2nd)
$20,000 (3rd and 4th)
$15,000 (5th and more)
Total Estimated Initial Investment*$1.3 million+**
Advertising Fee5.5% of gross sales
Royalty Fee4% of gross sales
Unit Size2,450 sq. ft. to 3,212 sq. ft. (w/o playground)
Term of Franchise Agreement20 years
Franchise Training12 weeks of hands-on management training


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