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Franchising

I am proud to have been a part of CKE's winning team for over 30 years! Carl's Jr. really has great leadership, the best business practices and most importantly they support their franchise community. Here in Santiago, our guests love the brand, and we are excited to continue growing in Chile into the future. - Ron Santoyala, Comercializadora de Alimentos Corachi SpA, Chile Operator in Mexico for 25 years, Franchisee in Chile since 2016

CARL'S JR. IS COMMITTED TO THE SUCCESS OUR FRANCHISEES

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS (PER RESTAURANT COMMITTED)

  • Net Worth: $1,000,000 USD

  • Liquid Assets: $300,000 USD

Experience

Retail restaurant development experience preferred; international level restaurant operations experience preferred

MULTI-UNIT DEVELOPMENT

5 restaurant minimum / varies by market

TERRITORY RESERVATION FEE

$10,000 USD per restaurant paid upon signing development agreement

FRANCHISE FEE

$37,500 USD (current 2020) per restaurant paid upon opening restaurants

ROYALTY FEE

5% of gross sales paid monthly

ADVERTISING SPEND

4% to 7% including international ad fund contribution

RESTAURANT SIZES

Food court: 60m2 – 90m2 (common area seating)
In-line: 140m2 – 300m2 (45 to 90 seat count)
Free-standing: 232+m2

TERM OF FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

20 years

FRANCHISE TRAINING

12 weeks for unit management / executive overviews available in shorter time frames for investors / CKE in-store teams onsite at opening first 2 restaurants

*Per unit developed.
Information subject to change. Please refer to the Franchise Disclosure Document for up-to-date information and full details.

  • Step 1. Application

    • Complete and submit application
    • Receive and review Franchise Disclosure Document (per country requirements)
    • In-country meetings & market analysis
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  • Step 2. Discovery Day

    • Due diligence
    • Background check
    • Business plan development and analysis
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  • Step 3. FINANCIAL/OPERATIONAL REVIEW

    • Background check
    • Submit legal entity documentation
    • Financial review completed, based on business plan
    • Letter of intent, term sheet
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  • Step 4. Documentation

    • Multi-unit license agreement
    • Development agreement
    • Execution of contracts
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  • Step 5. Development

    • Market mapping
    • Site approval
    • New development rider
    • Training
    • Grand opening
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  • Before you open
    Our Team will assist with:

    • Real Estate Evaluation
    • Restaurant Design
    • Equipment Ordering
    • Construction
    • Comprehensive Training
    • Grand Opening Operational Support
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  • We continue to assist you:

    • Field Support: a team of franchise business consultants to assist with your business
    • Culinary/Restaurant Excellence: product, equipment and procedure innovation/optimization
    • Marketing/Advertising: our marketing team will support you with strategic advertising and local store marketing
    • Quality Assurance and Supply Chain Management: a team of professionals to assist and support in ensuring a safe and cost-effective supply of products
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