A Brief History

A Brief History

1941 – Carl Karcher opens hot dog cart in Los Angeles, CA
1964 – Carl Karcher Enterprises incorporates
1997 – CKE acquires Hardee’s
1999 – Carl’s introduces the Six Doller Burger™
2000 – Andy Puzder becomes CEO
2005 – System embarks on full-scale remodel plan
2006 – CKE rolls out new brand logos
2009 – 5-year capital plan completed
2011 – Carl’s introduces Turkey Burger/Made from Scratch Biscuits™
2012 – National TV advertising used for both brands
2013 – CKE introduces Fresh Baked Buns, another industry first
2013 – Acquired by Roark Capital Group
2015 – CKE rolls out its All-Natural Burger line
A Brief History

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