CKE continues with expansion plans in Texas
February 17, 2009
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
CARPINTERIA, CALIF. — CKE Restaurants, Inc. announced a franchise development deal to open 72 Carl’s Jr. restaurants in Dallas and Houston over the next nine years.
The current agreement is with Star Foods Investors Group, and six weeks ago the company announced a separate 121-unit expansion deal in Texas with RWJP Star Enterprises.
"We initiated our commitment to Texas expansion with the opening of new company owned Carl’s Jr. restaurants in the state last year, and we continue to build momentum with this announcement of 72 additional units in Dallas and Houston," said Andrew F. Puzder, chief executive officer. "Combined with the previously announced franchise deal for 121 units, we believe Texas is well on its way to becoming a major stronghold for our brand. We anticipate further franchise development for Texas markets as well as ongoing company expansion."