ABOUT US


Founded in 1941, Carl's Jr. has been a West Coast favorite for over 80 years, known for our iconic charbroiled burgers. Today, we have more than 1,000 locations across the U.S. and serves 28 countries worldwide.

We're Committed to Serving 

Great Food

HISTORY OF CARL'S JR.

1940s

Carl Karcher and his wife Margaret invest their entire savings to buy a hot dog cart. Within five years, the Karchers open their first restaurant.

1950s

Business blossoms and Carl opens the first two Carl’s Jr.® restaurants in Anaheim, opening two more locations within the decade, and introducing the bright yellow star sign.

1960s

The 60s brought vast expansion for the Karchers, who operated 24 Carl's Jr.'s and became Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., as they rennovated all dining rooms and streamlined menus.

LEADERSHIP

Ned Lyerly

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Robinson

Chief Human Resource Officer

Phil Crawford

Chief Technology Officer

Mike Woida

President, International

Kerry Olson

Chief Legal Officer

Chris Bode

Chief Operating Officer

Brandon Turner

Chief Financial Officer

Cliff Drescher

Chief Transformation Officer

Tana Davila

Chief Marketing Officer

CKE PRESS RELEASE

Aug 17, 2022

“Create Your Happy” And Build Your Dream Menu Item with Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Custom Collaboration with Twitch

Aug 11, 2022

CARL’S JR.® NAMED PROUD PARTNER OF LOS ANGELES RAMS

Jun 27, 2022

CKE Restaurants’ Chief Technology Officer Phil Crawford Wins Tennessee CIO of Year ORBIE Award