Carl Karcher, founder of the brand
It all started in Los Angeles, California in 1941. Young Carl N. Karcher and his wife, Margaret, make a leap of faith and borrow $311 on their Plymouth automobile, add $15 in savings and purchase a hot dog cart.
Hot dog stands from the Karcher family in the 40s
Four years later, after operating several hot dog stalls in Los Angeles, the Karcher family moved to Anaheim and opened their first restaurant, Carl’s Drive-In Barbecue..
For the very first time since its creation, hamburgers were added to the menu!
It was in 1956 when the first two ” CARL’S JR. “, restaurants opened. A name reserved for small local settlements. And it is this name that will remain to become the historic brand that we all know today. One of the largest burgers brands in the world, with nearly 3,900 restaurants in more than 44 countries.
Carl’s Jr at Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok
THE REASONS BEHIND THEIR SUCCESS
• Focus on fresh ingredients to ensure the highest quality
• Being one of the pioneers of charbroiled burgers
• From hotdog carts to drive-through, always managing to keep up with the times.