For the second time in just seven weeks, a newly opened Carl’s Jr.(R) has set a company sales record, as the Porterville, Calif. restaurant posted $107,638 in sales in its first week. The previous Carl’s Jr. one-week sales record of $105,063, was set in Marysville, Wash., last month following its Dec. 9, 2008 opening, and that restaurant went on to break the first-month record as well. “Despite a tough economy, Carl’s Jr. is setting sales records in new markets, continuing to grow its unit count and giving customers what they want – premium quality burgers at fair prices,” said Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s(R) chains. “Posting back-to-back sales records in less than two months is remarkable. Wall Street seems to need a few success stories to shake it out of the doldrums, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide some.”
For fiscal 2009, Carl’s Jr. opened a total of 17 company-operated units – an increase from 16 units opened in fiscal 2008 and the highest level of company-operated openings since fiscal 2001. In addition, Carl’s Jr. domestic franchisees opened 29 units during fiscal 2009, equaling their second-highest total unit openings in the past eight years.
New Carl’s Jr. Restaurant Tops Sales Record In Tough Economy
January 30, 2009 by Cris | 0 Comments