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Popular American burger chain continues Latin America expansion with two additional Honduras restaurants opening later this year
CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, announced today the opening of its second Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Honduras. Located in San Pedro Sula, the two-story restaurant marks the successful continuation of an exclusive 10-restaurant, five-year development agreement, which went into effect in 2014 between CKE and leading local real estate developer, COHDESA. Two additional Carl’s Jr. restaurants will open in Honduras – one in the country’s capital of Tegucigalpa – later this year as part of the agreement.
“Over the last two years, COHDESA has been a valuable partner helping us to establish our footprint in Honduras and contributing to our presence in Central America,” explained Ned Lyerly, President, International at CKE. “We’re thrilled that our juicy, bigger, better burgers are resonating so well with Hondurans. We look forward to continuing to offer the most premium and innovative menu items in the fast food industry and elevating the overall customer experience with our best-in-class service.
“In 2015, we opened 35 restaurants in Latin America, a region that plays a vital role in driving our overall international growth. We see tremendous potential for our concept and have aggressive development plans in Honduras and other countries across Central America and South America.”
“When we opened our first Carl’s Jr. restaurant in late 2014, we promised Hondurans premium quality food, friendly customer service and affordable prices, and we’re poised to continue to deliver and expand upon that promise by opening three new Carl’s Jr. restaurants in 2016 alone,” said COHDESA spokesperson. “Our second location will offer Hondurans – for the first time - the 1/2 lb. Black Angus beef patty so they can truly enjoy our bigger, better burgers. We’re also introducing a delicious breakfast menu and can’t wait for customers to start their morning with a warm, mouthwatering Made from Scratch Biscuit!”
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About CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”) is a privately held company headquartered in Carpinteria, Calif. 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. After opening its first restaurants in New York and New Jersey this spring and recent international openings in Australia, Canada, Colombia and Guatemala, CKE now has a total of 3,664 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 37 foreign countries and U.S. territories. Known for its one-of-a-kind premium menu items such as 100 percent Angus Thickburgers®, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ and Fresh Baked Buns, as well as an award-winning marketing approach, the Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s brand continues to deliver substantial and consistent growth in the U.S. and overseas. The Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s system is now 92 percent franchised, with international restaurants representing 19 percent of the system. For more information about CKE, please visit www.ckr.com or its brand sites at www.carlsjr.com and www.hardees.com.