Carl’s Jr., the premium American burger chain, opened its first restaurant in India. Operated by CybizBrightStar Restaurants, owned by Gurgaon-based CybizCorp, through a master franchise agreement with Carl’s Jr. Restaurants, LLC. a subsidiary of CKE Rest
Carl’s Jr., the premium American burger chain, opened its first restaurant in India. Operated by CybizBrightStar Restaurants, owned by Gurgaon-based CybizCorp, through a master franchise agreement with Carl’s Jr. Restaurants, LLC. a subsidiary of CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. (parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee’s), the Carl’s Jr. restaurant is located at the Select City Walk mall complex in Saket, New Delhi. The restaurant will feature a special “Indian palate” menu that will include vegetarian options, beer on tap and an all-you-can-drink soft beverages bar.
“We are excited to introduce Carl’s Jr. to the India marketplace with the opening of our first restaurant in New Delhi,” said Ned Lyerly, President, International at CKE Restaurants. “India represents a tremendous market opportunity and we see the potential for more than 1000 restaurants over time. We hope that our India customers will recognise that we’ve made a sincere effort to tailor our menu to the Indian palate by offering rich, intense flavors and a variety of innovative vegetarian options. We look forward to our Indian customers enjoying the same best-in-class customer service, premium quality and delicious menu items that we are known for globally.”
“We are honored to be representing an iconic brand like Carl’s Jr.,” said Sam Chopra, Group Chairman and Founder of CybizCorp. “This is a special moment for all of us here. We have been speaking about a differentiated gourmet experience, with this launch; we now finally offer the ‘Carl’s Jr.’ experience to our fans here in India.”
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. CKE now has a total of 3,594 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 36 foreign countries and U.S. territories.