With New Carl’s Jr., CKE Restaurants Nets Milestone 40 Years in the Making

The recently opened Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Madrid is the chain's 23rd restaurant in Spain.
The recently opened Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Madrid is the chain's 23rd restaurant in Spain.

The parent company of Carl’s Jr. is celebrating on the heels of opening its 1,000th international restaurant.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, also the parent company of Hardee’s, achieved the milestone with the opening of a Carl’s Jr. in Madrid. Altogether, the company operates over 3,900 restaurants across 44 states, 40 foreign countries and U.S. territories. It says it plans to keep scaling on the international level, with an eye on Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and more.

“Our momentum is building, as we have plans to double our international presence in the next five years,” stated Ned Lyerly, CEO of CKE Restaurants, in a May 10 press release.

CKE also has achieved several other international milestones in 2021, including the opening of its 300th restaurant in Mexico, 40 years of business in the Middle East and the opening of a flagship restaurant opening in Sydney. This summer, CKE expects to open a QSR establishment in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport complete with self-order kiosks; more details were not immediately available.

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