The founder of the Carl’s Jr. chain of burger restaurants, Carl Karcher moved to California before World War Two, and based his business around other developing burger stands in the region—all of which were adapting to the new car- and highway-based culture of the suburbs. Karcher’s first Carl’s Jr. soon became a chain of franchises, and after the company acquired Hardee’s in the 1990s, Carl’s Jr. began to spread across the country—making Karcher a great deal of money.
Carl Karcher Quotes in Fast Food Nation
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Chapter 1: The Founding Fathers
When I first met my wife . . . this road here was gravel . . . and now it’s blacktop.
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