Los Angeles, 1941. Young Carl N. Karcher and his wife, Margaret, make a leap of faith and borrow $311 on their Plymouth automobile, add $15 in savings and purchase a hot dog cart. One cart grows to four, and in less than five years, Carl's Drive-In Barbecue opens with hamburgers on the menu.

Contact Information for Carl's Jr. Restaurants

Company Website: http://www.carlsjr.com

6307 Carpinteria Ave., #A NA
Carpinteria
CA 93013 USA Work: (805) 745-7842
Fax: (714) 780-6320

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Support Available:
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  • Phone Support

Business Start Date: 1

Description: Los Angeles, 1941. Young Carl N. Karcher and his wife, Margaret, make a leap of faith and borrow $311 on their Plymouth automobile, add $15 in savings and purchase a hot dog cart. One cart grows to four, and in less than five years, Carl's Drive-In Barbecue opens with hamburgers on the menu.

Required net worth: $1,000,000

Total investment: $945,500 – $1,400,000

Cash liquidity: $300,000

Franchise fee: $35,000

Franchise Start Date: 1

Number of Employees: 840

Number of Franchises: 703

Company Owned Units: 398

Ongoing Royalty: 4%

Financing Available: No


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