CKE Restaurants, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a restaurant development agreement with International Meal Company (IMC), to develop 100 Carlâ€™s Jr.Â® restaurants in Brazil over the next seven years.
IMC is a leading multi-brand casual and quick-service restaurant operator in Latin America with more than 280 company-owned restaurants and 11,000 employees in Brazil, the Caribbean and Mexico. The company operates in captive markets with well recognized brands across the region.
â€œBrazil has one of the most robust economies in the world and our premium-quality food and up-market facilities will resonate well with the discerning Brazilian consumer,â€ said Ned Lyerly, Executive Vice President of International for CKE Restaurants. â€œIMCâ€™s track record of successful growth and knowledge of the market make them a perfect partner to bring the quality of the Carlâ€™s Jr. brand to Brazil.â€