CARPINTERIA, Calif. - October 18, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, announced today the opening of its first Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Cambodia. Operated by TH F&B Co. LTD, the Carl’s Jr. restaurant will be located in the capital city of Phnom Penh and offer the very first quick service restaurant (QSR) drive-through in the country.
“We’ve been experiencing phenomenal international growth this year. In fact, Cambodia comes on the heels of successful openings in Australia, Japan and Kenya and marks the 40th country that CKE International has entered into,” stated Ned Lyerly, President, International at CKE. “This is an important market for our overall expansion strategy and we plan to open 15 restaurants in the country to offer Cambodians a superior burger experience.”
“In addition to providing the very first QSR drive-through in the country, Cambodians can also enjoy our wide range of affordably priced, premium quality burgers and chicken sandwiches made fresh to order using high-quality ingredients, including chargrilled 100 percent Australian beef. We are confident that Cambodians will love our big, juicy burgers as well as our best-in-class customer service,” Lyerly added.
The restaurant will offer innovative menu items including the brand’s signature Western Bacon Cheeseburger®, Famous Star® and Super Star® burgers, along with other fan favorites like The Big Carl™, the Jalapeno Thickburger®, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ and Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes™.
“With its unparalleled innovation, Carl’s Jr. really is in a class of their own when it comes to delivering affordable yet premium, high quality and fresh menu items,” stated Hav Norm, Managing Director of TH F&B. “We’re confident that Cambodia, with its large youthful population and increased awareness and desire for western brands, are going to love having this global burger chain in their country. It is an honor to bring the first Carl’s Jr. to Cambodia and we look forward to expanding its reach across the country.”
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CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”) is a privately held company headquartered in Carpinteria, Calif. CKE is not a franchisor and conducts substantially all of its restaurant activities and operations through its subsidiaries. Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s Restaurants LLC own, operate and franchise the Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, Green Burrito® and Red Burrito® concepts. Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s operate as one brand under two names, acknowledging the rich regional heritage of both banners. After opening their first restaurants in New York and New Jersey last spring and recent international openings in Japan, Australia and Kenya, Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s Restaurants LLC now have a total of 3,729 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 40 foreign countries, including today’s opening in Cambodia, and U.S. territories. Known for its one-of-a-kind premium menu items such as 100 percent Black Angus Thickburgers®, Made from Scratch™ Biscuits, and Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™, 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. The Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s system is now 94 percent franchised, with international restaurants representing 20 percent of the system. For more information about CKE, please visit www.ckr.com or its brand sites at http://www.carlsjr.com and www.hardees.com.
TH F&B has been awarded with the master franchise and the exclusive rights to operate Carl’s Jr. in Cambodia. TH F&B Co. Ltd.’s portfolio includes Carl’s Jr. Charbroiled Burger, Cold Stone Creamery, and Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ.
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