Burger Carl’s Jr. goes Down Under

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Aussies line up for the opening of the first Carl's Jr. restaurant in Bateau Bay.
Photo: CKE Restaurants Inc.
Aussies line up for the opening of the first Carl's Jr. restaurant in Bateau Bay.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (CKE), parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, announced today the opening of its first Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Australia.

Operated by the BKG Group, the restaurant, located in Bateau Bay, will offer Carl’s Jr.’s signature 100% Angus Beef Thickburgers, Fresh Baked Buns, Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes and a coffee bar featuring barista-style coffee and desserts.



Other Restaurants will follow and mark the beginning of an agreement between the BKG Group and CKE. Ten new restaurants are supposed to open in central, mid and northern New South Wales coasts and other two at the brsbane airport in July 2016 and at the Hobart airport in late 2016.

Aussies have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the first Carl’s Jr. for months. Now with some loyal fans lining up 24-hours before the official opening. To celebrate the arrival of Carl’s Jr. in Australia, the restaurant gave away “A Year’s Worth of Free Burgers” to the first 50 people through the door on opening day.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (CKE) is a privately held company headquartered in Carpinteria, Calif. Through its subsidiaries, CKE owns and licenses Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s quick-service restaurants. CKE operates Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s as one brand under two names acknowledging the regional heritage of both banners. After opening its first restaurants in New York and New Jersey this spring and recent international openings in Canada, Colombia and Guatemala, CKE now has a total of 3,652 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 36 foreign countries and U.S. territories.

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