Carl’s Jr. heads to UK and Republic of Ireland

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Carl’s Jr.’s international footprint includes this Hamilton East store in New Zealand. (Source: Supplied)

The Carl’s Jr. brand is heading for the UK and the Republic of Ireland in a new deal.

CKE Restaurants Holdings has appointed Boparan Restaurant Group to develop Carl’s Jr. restaurants across both countries.

Under this agreement, Boparan will open, operate, and franchise restaurants throughout the territory as the exclusive Carl’s Jr. developer.

This partnership enhances the brand’s European footprint of nearly 100 restaurants across Spain, France, Denmark, Turkey, and Switzerland.

Mike Woida, the president of CKE International, said “As part of our strategic growth plan, we’ve had our sights set on the UK and the Republic of Ireland for quite a while and are extremely excited to answer the international demand for our signature flavors.”

Satnam Leihal is CEO of Boparan Restaurant Group. He said “Carl’s Jr.’s international success speaks for itself. The brand offers fantastic food quality and brilliant innovation, and we look forward to replicating the born in California, ‘Eat Like You Mean It’ experience in the UK.

“This partnership aligns perfectly with our commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences, and we look forward to introducing Carl’s Jr. to the UK and Irish markets.”

CKE operates more than 1,100 international restaurants in more than 35 countries around the world. In 2023 it opened the first restaurant in New Zealand for six years.