CARL’S JR. OPENS IN CALGARY

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:

Location features:

  • 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.

Menu features:

  • 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

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