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.
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.