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Carl’s Jr. Plans New Australia Stores

The restaurant brand will open up to 200 restaurants over the next ten years in Australia through a new master franchise agreement.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, the burger brand’s parent company, has signed an agreement with CJ’s QSR Franchise Group, who will now be responsible for the expansion of the US-based brand across the country. The Carl’s Jr. brand was first introduced to Australia in 2016 in Bateau Bay, New South Wales and since then has grown to nearly 30 restaurants throughout Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and NSW under separate franchise agreements.

Now CJ’s QSR will build on the brand’s current portfolio of 11 corporate sites. Andrew Firn, Managing Director of CJ’s QSR, commented: “We are passionate about Carl’s Jr. and have been buoyed by the appetite that exists in the Australian market for our Chargrilled Burgers. This decision reflects CKE’s global ambitions, commitment to Australia and the desire for a rapid pace of expansion.”