Carl's Jr: US burger chain seeking franchisees as they eye up NI expansion

Carl's Jr are expanding into the UK and Ireland
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Northern Ireland could soon be set to welcome another US fast food chain as Carl's Jr have announced that they are seeking franchisees as they expand into the UK and Ireland.

The chain which was launched in 1941 as Carl's Drive-In Barbecue first expanded outside of the US in 2011 opening an outlet in Canada.

In the last six years, Carl’s Jr. has doubled its growth, taking its international footprint to over 1,000 restaurants in 40 countries, including mainland Europe.

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Signature menu items include the Western Bacon Cheeseburger, the Super Star hamburger and their latest innovation, the Beyond Famous Star with Cheese.

Other favourites include hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, made from scratch Biscuits, charbroiled chicken sandwiches and hand-scooped Ice Cream Shakes and Malts.

In an advert looking for franchisees, the company said that they are seeking applicants who can create a multi-site UK presence working with Carls Jr’s award-winning International team. People who can acquire, develop and operate new Carl's Jr sites, from freestanding drive through to inline retail high streets alongside franchisees with Extensive experience and financial capability.

People interested in taking on a franchise of the chain are asked to contact simon.chaplin@christie.com.

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