Popular Restaurant Chains That Are Losing Locations And Money Fast In 2021

Carl’s Jr. Kept Quiet For Long Enough

In 1941, Carl’s Jr. started off as a hot dog cart before becoming a full-fledged restaurant a few years later. The owners, Carl Karcher, and his wife have been able to sustain the restaurant over time, opening a total of 1,490 locations worldwide, operating in 44 states, 38 countries, and several US territories.

Carl's Jr. Kept Quiet For Long Enough
Kari Rene Hall/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Kari Rene Hall/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

That doesn’t mean they’re not susceptible to store closures. Even though the public doesn’t hear about it, Carl’s Jr. closes a few stores each year. We’re not sure why they don’t make an announcement, but we hope it’s just because of income issues and not a bad health inspection grade.