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Encyclopedia > Carl's Jr
Carl's Jr.
Type Private
Founded 1945
Location Anaheim, California
Key people Carl Karcher, Founder
Industry Food
Products Fast food, including hamburgers, french fries, and dairy desserts
Website www.carlsjr.com

Carl's Jr. is an American fast-food restaurant chain, located mostly on the West Coast of the United States. It was founded in 1945 by Carl Karcher, and was owned by CKE Restaurants. Image File history File links Carls_Jr. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Official website: http://www. ... Carl Nicholas Karcher (born 1917) was the former owner of CKE Restaurants, Inc. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... Hamburgers often contain beef, lettuce, onions, and other toppings in a bun. ... French fried potatoes (North America; often shortened to French fries or fries) or chips (outside North America) are long, narrow pieces of potato that have been deep-fried. ... A milkshake is: in Great Britain and Australia, a beverage which is made from milk and flavourings, whereas a thick shake is made from milk, ice cream and flavourings, a smoothie is milk, fruit and optionally ice cream or yoghurt, and iced coffee and iced chocolate are milk, icecream, whipped... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... A fast-food restaurant is a restaurant characterized both by food which is supplied quickly after ordering, and by minimal service. ... In general, the term West Coast is a nickname for the coastal states of the Western United States, comprising California, Oregon and Washington, and sometimes Alaska and Hawaii (see Pacific States). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Carl Nicholas Karcher (born 1917) was the former owner of CKE Restaurants, Inc. ... CKE Restaurants, Inc. ...

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Company History

Karcher got his start in the food industry by owning several hot dog stands in Los Angeles. In 1945, Karcher started a restaurant in Anaheim, California called Carl's Drive-In Barbeque. In 1956, Karcher opened the first two Carl's Jr.'s so named because they were a junior version of his drive-in restaurant. The restaurant chain was characterized by its fast service and its logo, a bright yellow five-pointed star. A large hot dog with ketchup Hot dog is the term for either a type of sausage or, alternatively, a sandwich with that same sort of sausage held in a bun. ... Nickname: City of Angels Official website: http://www. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Official website: http://www. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

A typical Carl's Jr. restaurant located in Sunnyvale, California
A typical Carl's Jr. restaurant located in Sunnyvale, California
A Carl's Jr. restaurant at Marina Square, Singapore.
A Carl's Jr. restaurant at Marina Square, Singapore.

Carl's Jr. quickly expanded, and currently has over 1,000 locations in 13 U.S. states, as well as in Mexico, Guam, Singapore and the Philippines. Featured food items include the Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger and the Six Dollar Burger, so called because it is allegedly of the same quality of a burger one would pay six dollars for in a sit-down restaurant. In May 2005, Carl's Jr. introduced "The Spicy BBQ Six Dollar Burger" in a controversial advertising campaign (see below). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x455, 267 KB)A typical Carls Jr. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x455, 267 KB)A typical Carls Jr. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 532 KB) Summary A Carls Jr restaurant at Marina Square, Singapore. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 532 KB) Summary A Carls Jr restaurant at Marina Square, Singapore. ... Marina Square Marina Square (Chinese: 滨海广场) is a shopping mall in Singapore which opened in the late 1980s. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Bacon is any of certain cuts of meat taken from the sides, back or belly of a pig, cured and possibly smoked. ... A McDonalds Cheeseburger A cheeseburger is a hamburger with cheese in addition to the meat. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1997, CKE Restaurants acquired Hardee's, a restaurant chain with 2,500 locations on the East Coast of the United States. Hardee's restaurants are gradually being converted to be more like Carl's Jr, with some of the same menu items and even adopting the same star logo. The chain has also opened at least one restaurant in a former Rally's location with a drive-thru lane, walk-up window and no interior seating it has dubbed "Carl's Jr. Jr." 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CKE Restaurants, Inc. ... Hardees is an American fast-food restaurant chain, located mostly in the East Coast of the United States. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. ...


In 2001, CKE Restaurants acquired Santa Barbara Restaurant Group, the company that owned the Green Burrito brand. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Green Burrito is an American fast-food restaurant chain]] run by CKE Restaurants, Inc. ...


As of 2006, Carl's Jr. operates 3,788 restaurants in 13 U.S. states. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ...


Other Slogans

  • If it doesn't get all over the place, it doesn't belong in your face.
  • Don't bother me...I'm eating.
  • Without us, some guys would starve.

Paris Hilton Ad Controversy

In May 2005, Carl's Jr. introduced its "Spicy BBQ Six Dollar Burger" in a television advertisement, which features Hilton Hotel heiress Paris Hilton in a provocative swimsuit soaping up a Bentley automobile and crawling all over it before taking a big bite out of the burger. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ... The Hilton Hotel chain is owned by Hilton Hotels Corporation and is based in Beverly Hills, California. ... For other uses, see inheritance (disambiguation). ... Paris Hilton at a press conference for GoYellow. ... It has been suggested that Monokini be merged into this article or section. ... Bentleys winged B badge and hood ornament Bentley Motors Limited is a British based manufacturer of luxury automobiles and Grand Tourers. ...


The commercial has drawn criticism from television watchdog groups, including the Parents Television Council. The research director for the PTC, Melissa Caldwell, says; "This commercial is basically soft-core porn. The way she moves, the way she puts her finger in her mouth — it's very suggestive and very titillating." The Los Angeles, California-based group says they plan to mobilize their more than 1 million members to contact the restaurant chain and voice their concern. The Parents Television Council (PTC) is a US-based lobby group which aims to restore television to its roots as an independent and socially responsible entertainment medium. Although ostensibly nonpartisan, the group tends to be highly conservative. ... Nickname: City of Angels Official website: http://www. ... Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ...


Andy Puzder, CEO of Carl's Jr., says the group needs to "get a life… This isn't Janet Jackson — there is no nipple in this. There is no nudity, there are no sex acts — it's a beautiful model in a swimsuit washing a car." Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In its most general form, a nipple is an appurtenance from which a fluid emanates, in this instance breast milk, to nurture a mothers young. ... Body of a woman - digital painting Starkers redirects here; for the nightclub, see Starkers Nightclub Nudity or nakedness is the state of wearing no clothing. ... Sexual behavior is a form of physical intimacy that may be directed to reproduction (one possible goal of sexual intercourse) and/or to the enjoyment of activity involving sexual gratification. ... A model is a person who acts as a human prop for purposes of art, fashion, advertising, pornography, etc. ...


In addition to featuring the ad on their web site, Carl's Jr. has also built a separate Web site to play a longer version of the commercial.


A similar Hardee's ad with Paris Hilton aired in June of 2005. Paris Hilton at a press conference for GoYellow. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Green Burrito

Green Burrito is an American fast-food restaurant chain run by CKE Restaurants, Inc., located mostly in the West Coast of the United States, and serves fast-food Mexican food. A fast-food restaurant is a restaurant characterized both by food which is supplied quickly after ordering, and by minimal service. ... CKE Restaurants, Inc. ... In general, the term West Coast is a nickname for the coastal states of the Western United States, comprising California, Oregon and Washington, and sometimes Alaska and Hawaii (see Pacific States). ... Fast food is food which is prepared and served quickly at outlets called fast-food restaurants. ... Mexican cuisine is a style of food that originated in Mexico. ...


Originally, Green Burrito was an independent restaurant in Hawaiian Gardens, California. Ruben Rodriguez purchased it in 1980, and turned it into a chain, whose parent company Santa Barbara Restaurant Group was bought by CKE in 2001. Hawaiian Gardens is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Ruben Rodriguez (Born 1948) is a Puerto Rican former basketball player who played 19 seasons in the BSN tournament. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


CKE's policy has been to add Green Burrito dual-branding to many of its Carl's Jr. hamburger restaurants, thereby adding a Mexican menu. Many original Green Burrito franchises have closed; in 2004, there were only 31 remaining, while 198 Carl's Jr. restaurants have a Green Burrito co-brand.[1] It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in...


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Sources

  • Carl's Jr. Unapologetic over SpicyBurger commercial

 
 

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