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Carl’s Jr.

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Carl’s Jr. is an American fast-food restaurant chain located in the Southern, Western, and Southwestern United States. It is also in the process of expanding into Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Russia, Vietnam, and China. It was founded in 1941 by Carl N. Karcher, and is owned by CKE Restaurants, Inc. Its origins trace back to Richmond, Virginia in 1941. Carl Karcher’s business was jumpstarted with the opening of his first restaurant, Original Carl’s. As this grew wildly successful, he decided to open up smaller chains of Original Carl’s. In 1954, he changed the name to Carl’s Jr. and the fast-food chain took off.

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