Carl's Jr Franchise

Hamburgers & chicken sandwiches

Carl's Jr. is known all through the Western U.S. as the place to go for premium quality burgers, specifically its 100% Angus hamburger Six Dollar Burger line.

At Hardee's® and Carl's Jr.® our brand sets us
apart from the competition. Our advertisements are created to be so bold
and memorable that they've been known to crash internet video servers.
Our taglines deliver bold statements and our visuals are designed to
keep viewers wanting more. EAT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.

Hardee's® and Carl's Jr.® have a strong track
record of successfully developing new premium products to lead the
category in taste, quality, and innovation. As an industry leader, we
have consistently out-delivered all other quick-service restaurants in
product development since our founding. Staying on top requires that we
continue to lead the way in the products we serve through taste,
quality, and innovation.

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How much does it cost to open a Carl's Jr Franchise?

The investment required to open a Carl's Jr Franchise is between $1,603,000-$2,168,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000-$35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Carl's Jr name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    20 years
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When did the first Carl's Jr open? 1945
When did Carl's Jr start Franchising? 1984

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Available at franchisee's location, 12 weeks of management training & at grand opening

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 100% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed.

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience
  • Preferable operational experience in a restaurant, but will consider people who have owned their own business

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Carl's Jr Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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