CARPINTERIA, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”) is proud to announce that its Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® chains, which operate as a single brand under two names, generated the largest net increase in locations in United States among all stand-alone burgers. drive-through restaurant chains in calendar year 2015, according to Restaurant trends 2015 QSR MarketSHARE Year-End Report.
This data reflects net new openings in the United States or the difference between new restaurant openings and closings for the calendar year. Hardee’s, with 33 net openings, and Carl’s Jr., with four net openings, established CKE’s industry-leading mark of +37 – surpassing strong competitors such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s. The closest competitor was Burger King with -1 new net openings for the year.
“This kind of category growth is impressive,” said Peter DeBiase, president of Restaurant trends. “CKE has a strong presence in the industry and is gaining ground among the best of the best in the fast food industry. ”
“In the fast food industry, having the upper The net increase in drive-thru locations means your business model is working. This is the category you really want to lead, ”said Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE. “When new openings exceed closings, you create new jobs, new careers and new growth opportunities in the communities you serve. Our franchisees generate the vast majority of the growth of our new units and we are very grateful and encouraged by their success. We look forward to overtaking him in 2016. ”
CKE’s global franchise community has experienced substantial and sustained growth over the past decade, both internationally and nationally. Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s Restaurants LLC now have a total of 3,682 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 38 foreign countries and US territories.
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About CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”) is a privately held company headquartered in Carpinteria, California. CKE is not a franchisor and conducts almost all of its restaurant business 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 a single brand under two names, recognizing 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, Canada, Colombia and Guatemala, Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s Restaurants LLC now have a total 3,682 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 38 foreign countries and US territories. Known for their one-of-a-kind premium dishes, such as 100% Black Angus Thickburgers®, Made from Scratch™ Biscuits, Hand Breaded Chicken Fillets™ and Fresh Baked Buns, along with an award-winning marketing approach, the Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s brand continues to generate substantial and consistent growth in the United States and internationally. The Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s system is now 93 percent franchised, with international restaurants making up 19 percent of the system. For more information about CKE, please visit www.ckr.com or its branded sites at www.carlsjr.com and www.hardees.com.