CARL’S JR. CONTINUES CANADIAN EXPANSION

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia –November 9, 2015– Port Coquitlam burger lovers rejoice! Popular American fast food chain, Carl’s Jr. ®, is bringing its big and juicy California-style burgers and other premium, innovative menu items to the Lower Mainland region. Opening on November 17, the new Carl’s Jr. restaurant will be located at 1971 Lougheed Highway and feature the first drive-thru in the area. The opening of the Lower Mainland’s Coquitlam Carl’s Jr. is the latest in the chain’s ever-expanding presence in Canada.

“Over the last two years, we’ve successfully opened Carl’s Jr. locations in Vancouver, Chilliwack and Abbotsford and we’re now excited to showcase Carl’s Jr.’s famous charbroiled burgers, hand-scooped shakes and best-in-class customer service to Port Coquitlam,” said Billy Newell, local entrepreneur and CEO/Managing Partner at FYP Investments Inc. “There’s simply nothing in the Lower Mainland that can match the premium food and exceptional service you get at a Carl’s Jr. restaurant. We offer the quality, ambience and table service of an upscale, sit-down restaurant with the convenience and cost-friendly price of a quick-service operation.”

To celebrate the arrival of Carl’s Jr. in Port Coquitlam, a special launch event will take place at the restaurant on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. offering media and VIP attendees an opportunity to enjoy complimentary food samples, photo and filming opportunities, as well as interviews with Carl’s Jr. and FYP Investments Inc. representatives.

“This is our fourth restaurant opening in the Lower Mainland and we are thrilled to be bringing a first-ever drive-thru to Port Coquitlam area residents,” continued Newell. “As we look at future opportunities, I’m confident that Carl’s Jr. – and its big, juicy, charbroiled burgers – will very quickly become the destination of choice for discerning burger lovers.”

Carl’s Jr. is unique from other burger restaurants, offering freshly prepared, higher-quality menu items including its famous 100 percent Black Angus Beef Thickburgers® served on Fresh Baked Buns, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ and Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes™. Carl’s Jr. also features a superior dining experience that includes fresh menu items made-to-order and served at your table, all in a modern, upscale, spacious environment.

At 2700 sq. ft., the Carl’s Jr. in Port Coquitlam will become the Lower Mainland’s flagship location and employ approximately 50 full and part-time staff in its 72-seat restaurant.

Carl’s Jr. franchisees across Canada are currently operating restaurants in Vancouver, Surrey, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Penticton, Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Regina, Guelph, Waterloo, and Toronto. For more information on franchise opportunities in Canada, please visit www.ckefranchise.com/canada.

Key facts about the new Carl’s Jr. in Port Coquitlam:

  • Address: 1971 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam, BC
  • Hours of operation: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday
  • Size: 2700 sq. ft.
  • Drive-thru
  • Carl’s Jr.’s signature line of 100 percent Black Angus beef Thickburgers served on Fresh Baked Buns, baked fresh daily inside the restaurant
  • Coffee, lattes and select other drinks featuring local Charbroiled Chicken sandwiches and salads
  • Kid’s Meals