CARPINTERIA, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CKE Restaurants, Inc. announced the opening of the first Carl's Jr.® restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia. This marks the first of at least 25 Carl's Jr. restaurants to be opened in Indonesia over the next six years. The restaurants will be operated by PT. Fortune Food International, whose parent company, PT. Aneka Makmur Sejahtera Group, Inc., is a successful holding company specializing in sales of Yamaha motorcycles, parts and Dunlop tires. PT. Aneka Makmur Sejahtera Group, Inc. also operates businesses in the retail, consumer goods, and banking and finance sectors. PT. Fortune Food International has the exclusive rights to develop Carl's Jr. restaurants in Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia.
The 25-restaurant development deal in Indonesia is part of CKE Restaurants' strategic plan to accelerate franchise development throughout Asia. In May 2010, Carl's Jr. became the first Western quick-service hamburger restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. CKE has signed a development agreement with the Mesa Asia Pacific Trading Services Company Limited Group to open 25 additional Carl's Jr. restaurants in Vietnam over the next six years. Currently, CKE Restaurants operates Carl's Jr. restaurants in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Mexico and American Samoa and is actively seeking to expand its presence through-out China and Southeast Asia.
"We are very pleased to welcome PT. Fortune Food International as a part of the CKE team. With our strong presence in the Southeast Asia region and the local talent of PT. Fortune Food International, we are confident that we will have a bright future in the market," said Andrew F. Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc.
"It is a great honor to bring Carl's Jr. to the Indonesian market," added Chandra Firmanto, Marketing Director of PT. Fortune Food International. "Our premium products, excellent service standards, premium facility and premium location will deliver an ultimate dining experience to guests, and give us a competitive edge in the quick-service restaurant market."
"We are determined to make Carl's Jr. the leading QSR brand in Jakarta and have aggressive growth plans for Indonesia," said Henry Kwan of PT. Fortune Food International. "We have an aggressive development plan to open 25 Carl's Jr. restaurants and are excited to launch Carl's Jr. in Indonesia with our great partner, CKE Restaurants."
Currently, CKE franchises 346 international restaurants between both its Carl's Jr. and Hardee's® brands. The company has strategic development plans to double its International presence within the next five years.
Headquartered in Carpinteria, Calif., CKE Restaurants, Inc. is a privately held company. As of the end of its first quarter of fiscal 2011, CKE Restaurants, through its subsidiaries, had a total of 3,134 franchised, licensed or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and in 16 countries, including 1,233 Carl's Jr. restaurants and 1,901 Hardee's restaurants.
PT. Fortune Food International, whose parent is PT. Aneka Makmur Sejahtera Group, Inc. a successful holding company specializing in the sale of Yamaha motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycle parts and Dunlop tires, has the exclusive rights to develop Carl's Jr. restaurants in Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia. Headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia, PT. Fortune Food International's development agreement calls for 25 Carl's Jr. restaurants to be opened over the next six years.
Established in 1978, PT. Aneka Makmur Sejahtera Group, Inc. is the main dealer for Yamaha motorcycles in West Borneo area of Indonesia. With more than 64 Yamaha branches across West Borneo, Jakarta and West Java, PT. Aneka Makmur Sejahtera Group, Inc. also specializes in the sale of Yamaha motorcycle parts and Dunlop tires. Aside from their retail businesses, PT. Aneka Makmur Sejahtera Group, Inc. also operates in the FMCG, banking and finance sectors and is a distributor of Walls Ice Cream and Unilever products.