Carpinteria / CA. (cke) CKE Restaurants Inc. announced that its burger chain Carl´s Jr. has opened a restaurant in Abbotsford, British Columbia (Canada). The new location, operated by franchisee FYP Investments Inc., is the seventh Carl´s Jr. restaurant that opened in British Columbia and the eighth in Canada; it is part of CKE´s larger plan to expand the chain across Canada in the coming months and years. With a rapidly expanding international footprint, CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. operates Carl´s Jr. and Hardee´s as one brand under two names acknowledging the regional heritage of both banners. The Abbotsford restaurant is the third Carl´s Jr. franchise location in the greater Vancouver area operated by FYP, which plans 25 additional stores over the next five years. Operated by local businessman Billy Newell and his partners Chui Gracia, Ron Santolaya and Hernan Martinez, the FYP team sees tremendous opportunity for Carl´s Jr. across Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and beyond. CKE has a total of 3’426 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 42 U.S. states, 30 foreign countries and U.S. territories. CKE Restaurants Inc. also announced that it continues its steady Carl´s Jr. Texas expansion with two new restaurants opening in Tomball and Richmond.