CKE: Carl’s Jr. Begins Major Expansion into Ontario

Carpinteria / CA. (cke) Carl´s Jr. announced plans to bring its premium-quality burgers to Ontario, Canada´s «Golden Horseshoe», a territory that includes Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Brantford and London. CKE Restaurants Inc., parent company of Carl´s Jr. and Hardee´s, signed an exclusive development agreement with Toronto-based 6Points Food Services Limited to develop, open and operate 30 new burger restaurants in the market over the next six years. 6Points plans to open its first Carl´s Jr. restaurant in Toronto later this year. The agreement with 6Points, owned by Saskatchewan-based Westbridge Capital, is part of CKE´s larger plan to expand the chain across Canada and to double CKE´s international presence over the next five years. CKE Restaurants Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Carpinteria, California. Through its subsidiaries, CKE owns and licenses Carl´s Jr. and Hardee´s quick-service restaurants. CKE operates Carl´s Jr. and Hardee´s as one brand under two names acknowledging the regional heritage of both banners. CKE has a total of 3’446 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and 30 foreign countries and U.S. territories.

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