Two New Carl's Jr.® Restaurants Open in Houston Area This Week

First 50 Guests Win Free Food for a Year at Richmond Location

January 16, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Carl's Jr.:

What:

  Carl's Jr.® continues its steady Texas expansion with two new restaurants opening this week in Tomball and Richmond. Known for premium menu selections including 100 percent Black Angus beef Thickburgers® on Fresh Baked Buns, Made from Scratch Biscuits™ and Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes, Carl's Jr. currently satisfies big Texas appetites at 66 Texas locations with dozens more franchise and company-operated units slated to open in the state over the next several years.
 

CEO Quote:

 

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. CEO Andy Puzder said: “Texans have embraced Carl's Jr. and we intend to continue providing them with the best food and service in the industry. What state could be better for our premium charbroiled 100 percent Black Angus beef Thickburgers and Made from Scratch Biscuits? Texas is a wonderful place to do business and we look forward to growing and creating jobs in the Lone Star state for many years to come. We love Texas.”

     
    The Tomball Carl's Jr. opens today at 28455 State Highway 249, featuring fresh, modern décor, multiple TV screens and drive-thru service. The location is the fourth Carl's Jr. owned and operated by local franchisee Zubha Foods.
     
    On Saturday, the new Richmond location will open for breakfast at 5410 W. Grand Parkway South. The first 50 guests to arrive at this location will receive coupon books offering a free menu item every week for a year. The new, company-owned Richmond location also will include drive-thru service.
 
    Carl's Jr. mascot Happy Star will join the opening-day festivities at both restaurants to welcome guests and pose for pictures.
 

When:

  Tomball opening: today, Jan. 16, at 9 a.m. Richmond opening: Saturday, Jan. 18, at 6 a.m.
 

Where:

  28455 State Highway 249 5410 W. Grand Parkway South
    Tomball, Texas 77377 Richmond, Texas 77406
 

About CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”) is a privately held company headquartered in Carpinteria, Calif. Through its subsidiaries, CKE owns and licenses Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® quick-service restaurants. CKE operates Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s as one brand under two names acknowledging the regional heritage of both banners. CKE has a total of 3,426 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and 30 foreign countries and U.S. territories. Known for its one-of-a-kind premium menu items such as 100 percent Black Angus Six Dollar Thickburgers®, Made from Scratch Biscuits™, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ and Fresh Baked Buns, as well as an award-winning marketing approach, the Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s brand continues to deliver substantial and consistent growth in the U.S. and overseas. Since the end of Fiscal Year 2011 and through Nov. 4, 2013, the company’s most recently completed fiscal quarter, CKE’s annual system-wide sales were up 15 percent and the number of franchised and company-operated restaurants increased 8 percent worldwide, driven by 2 percent domestic growth and 53 percent growth outside the U.S. The Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s system is now 74 percent franchised, with international restaurants representing 17 percent of the system. For more information about CKE, please visit www.ckr.com or its brand sites at www.carlsjr.com and www.hardees.com.

Contact:

Carl’s Jr.

Kathleen Bush
O: 805-745-7741
E: kbush@ckr.com

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