Calgary, AB – NOVEMBER 27, 2015 – Calgarians will soon be enjoying Carl’s Jr. big, juicy premium burgers, CrissCut® fries and hand-scooped shakes with the popular fast-food chain’s first entrée into the Calgary market. The chain’s opening has been rumored since early last year but this week, partners Fraser Landeen, William Wei, Justin Zheng, and Ti He, confirmed that Carl’s Jr. will be opening in Calgary directly across from SAIT on 16th Avenue at 1140 16 Ave N.W. on December 1st.
Landeen and Wei, long-time Calgary residents who attended high school together in the city and are experienced fast-food chain operators, closely monitored comments from Calgary’s notoriously hard-to-please Reddit community since buzz of the chain’s opening began. They incorporated the early feedback shared by the community to tailor their opening plans and pricing strategy.
“We heard that Calgarians wanted the same quality as they had experienced at Carl’s Jr. restaurants in the United States. So we are offering exactly that; premium food, exceptional service and great pricing. Plus we have the ambience and table service of a sit-down restaurant with the convenience and price of a quick-service operation,” says 25 year-old Landeen who notes that the restaurant will be providing close to 50 full and part-time jobs in Calgary, many of them to students.
Carl’s Jr. is unique from other burger restaurants, offering freshly prepared, higher-quality menu items and a superior dining experience that includes fresh menu items made-to-order and table service, all in a modern, upscale, spacious environment.
“I’m confident that Carl’s Jr. – and its big, charbroiled burgers – will very quickly become the destination of choice for discerning burger lovers in Calgary,” says Wei.
The Calgary location also has an eight car drive through to provide easy access for traffic from the Trans-Canada Highway. It is the 18th Carl’s Jr. to open in Canada following successful launches in Vancouver, Surrey, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Penticton, Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Regina, Guelph, Waterloo, and Toronto.
Key facts about the new Carl’s Jr. in Calgary:
- Address: 1140 16 Ave N.W.,
- Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Size: 3650 sq. ft.
- Eight car drive-thru
- 88-seat restaurant
- 50 fulltime and part-time staff
- Owned and operated by Imperial Seal Group, a Calgary-based investment group with holdings in several chain restaurants and hotels in Western Canada.
- Carl’s Jr.’s signature line of 100 percent Black Angus beef Thickburgers served on Fresh Baked Buns, baked fresh daily inside the restaurant
- CrissCut® fries
- Coffee, lattes and select other drinks
- Charbroiled Chicken sandwiches and salads
- Home-style breakfasts including Carl’s Jr.’s burritos and premium Breakfast Platters
- Kid’s Meals