Boparan Restaurant Group to expand Carl's Jr into the UK

Carl’s Jr. is set to expand into the UK and the Republic of Ireland under a New Master License Agreement with Boparan Restaurant Group

Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) has signed a master license agreement to launch the US quick service burger brand Carl’s Jr in the UK and Republic of Ireland. 

BRG has signed an agreement with CKE Restaurants Holdings to develop Carl’s Jr restaurants in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
BRG currently owns the Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Carluccio’s and Fishworks brands and is an operator of Slim Chickens in the UK.

The agreement

Under this agreement, BRG will open, operate, and franchise restaurants throughout the UK and Ireland as the exclusive Carl’s Jr developer.

This collaboration marks an exciting addition to CKE's growing list of international locations and will bring guests the big, bold flavors the brand is known for worldwide. 

This partnership further solidifies Carl's Jr.'s European presence which includes nearly 100 restaurants across Spain, France, Denmark, Turkey, and Switzerland.

Carl's Jr.'s crave-worthy menu includes over-the-top, juicy chargrilled burgers, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™, and Hand-Scooped Ice-Cream Shakes™.

'This partnership aligns perfectly'

"As part of our strategic growth plan, we've had our sights set on the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland for quite a while and are extremely excited to answer the international demand for our signature flavors," said Mike Woida, president of CKE International.

"Carl's Jr.'s international success speaks for itself. The brand offers fantastic food quality and brilliant innovation, and we look forward to replicating the born in California, 'Eat Like You Mean It' experience in the U.K." said Satnam Leihal, CEO of BRG.

"This partnership aligns perfectly with our commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences, and we look forward to introducing Carl's Jr. to the U.K. and Irish markets."

With a rich heritage and more than 80 years in business, the California-born restaurant chain is accelerating plans for global expansion.

While CKE currently operates more than 1,100 international restaurants in more than 35 countries around the world.

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