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Colorado we've set our sites on you!

We are seeking highly qualified and experienced candidates to franchise with us.

Carl's Jr.® Charbroiled Burgers
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Carl's Jr.® is aggressively expanding in Colorado. We have availability in lucrative markets with potential for excellent margins:

Denver, and several surrounding communities in the Greater Denver Metro area

Available Territories in Colorado

  • AURORA
  • COLORADO SPRINGS
  • COMMERCE CITY
  • DENVER
  • FALCON
  • FLORENCE
  • FORT COLLINS
  • FOUNTAIN
  • GRAND JUNCTION
  • GREELEY
  • HUDSON
  • IDAHO SPRINGS
  • IRESTONE
  • LA JUNTA
  • LAKEWOOD
  • LITTLETON
  • LONGMONT
  • LOVELAND
  • PARKER
  • PUEBLO
  • SHERIDAN
  • THORNTON
  • WALSENBURG
  • WESTMINSTER

Carl's Jr.® Growth in Colorado

  • Proven Marketing Strategy And Brand Vision That Franchisees Not Only Support, But Have Grown Their Business Upon
  • CKE's facility imaging programs ensure that the current system remains relevant and up-to-date within the industry
  • Colorado's Under-Penetrated Markets And White-Space Territory Equal Greater Growth Potential For Franchisees
  • Robust National Media Advertising Establishes Brand Awareness And Consumer Demand

About the Colorado Market

  • SIGNIFICANT GROWTH OPPORTUNITY

    Colorado population per QSR location is higher than the national average

  • DESIRABLE MARKET

    10,959 eating and drinking place locations in Colorado in 2014

  • THRIVING QSR ECONOMY

    $11.6 billion projected sales in Colorado's restaurants in 2016

  • DRIVING FORCE OF THE ECONOMY

    268,400 restaurant and foodservice jobs in Colorado in 2016, which equals 12% of employment in the state. By 2026, that number is projected to grow by 13.3% or 35,800 additional jobs, for a total of 304,200.

Carl's Jr.® Charbroiled Burgers

The Carl's Jr.® Difference

With over 3,600 total CKE franchised and company owned restaurants, and more than 1,500 Carl's Jr.® specific, we are dedicated to helping franchisees build growing restaurant operations that are sustainable for the long term. To this end, the strategy and core positioning of the Carl's Jr.® banner is oriented to building top-line sales that support franchise profitability via premium product strategy, strong restaurant fundamentals, and cutting-edge advertising. With best-in-class menus, innovative systems, and outstanding brand recognition, we are poised for sustained growth around the world.

  • Over $4 Billion In System-Wide Sales With A Company-Wide Focus On Individual Franchise Profitability
  • Consistently Ranked Among The Best-Tasting & Highest-Quality Burgers In The Industry
  • AUV Sales Growth In 13 Of The Last 14 Years Award-Winning Performance Metrics*
  • Franchised-focused executive team and more than 92% of restaurants franchised, CKE gives franchisees a voice in the brand's strategic and tactical decisions
*Sandelman and Associates, Quick Track 2014 & Technomic's 2014 Consumer Brand Metrics Program

CKE is dedicated to growth initiatives, including the goal of opening over 100+ restaurants per year over the next 5 years