What states are Carl’s Jr. restaurants?

What states are Carl's Jr. in?

Carl’s Jr. is an American fast food place operated by Carl Karcher enterprises also known as the CKE Restaurant Holdings. Founded by Carl Karcher and his wife Margaret Karcher in 1941, the restaurants first started with the name Carl’s Drive-in Barbeque. After five years, in 1946, Carl and Margaret added hamburgers to the menu. Later in 1956, they decided to change the name to Carl’s Jr. restaurants, this is because they decided to change the drive-through into a restaurant. They saw much success as soon as they changed to Carls Jr enough that within just 4 years of the first Carl’s jr opening they decided to open 3 more branches within California and other states.

Carl’s brother Donald Karcher joined the business in the late 1950s as a new supervisor. Donald now serves as the company’s president. They kept adding more fast foods to their menus such as hot dogs, fries, charbroiled hamburgers, and malts. The business was flourishing, by the end of the 1960s there were 24 Carl’s Jr in California and after just 29 years of opening their first Carl’s Jr, they had more than 100 Carl’s Jr in California. Today carl’s Jr is one of the biggest international fast-food chains in the world, with more than 1000 branches just in the US. It has more than 1400 stores in the world and serves in 28 countries like New Zealand, Australia, Canada, several countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe.         

What are Carl’s Jr Restaurants famous for?

Carl’s Jr has been in the food business for 8 decades now and is best known for its charbroiled burger. Their all-natural beef patties and beef patties that are charbroiled i.e cooked over charcoal with the best dressings and sauces make them finger-licking good. 

Branches in different states

There are a total of 1307 Carl’s jr located in 17 states across the United States and a majority of them are in California. Let us take a look at these states 

Alaska

There are 8 Carl’s Jr restaurants in Alaska.

Arizona

There are 82 Carl’s Jr restaurants in Arizona.

California

There are 823 Carl’s Jr restaurants in California.

Colorado

There are 55 Carl’s Jr restaurants in Colorado.

Hawaii

There are 4 Carl’s Jr restaurants in Hawaii.

Idaho

There are 14 Carl’s Jr restaurants in Idaho.

Illinois

There are 7 Carl’s Jr restaurants in Illinois.

New Mexico

There are 20 Carl’s Jr restaurants in New Mexico.

Nevada

There are 49 Carl’s Jr restaurants in Nevada.

New York

There are 2 Carl’s Jr restaurants in New york.

Ohio

There is only 1 Carl’s Jr restaurant in Ohio.

Oklahoma

There are 51 Carl’s Jr restaurants in Oklahoma.

Oregon

There are 64 Carl’s Jr restaurants in Oregon.

Texas

There are 61 Carl’s Jr restaurants in Texas.

Utah

There are 44 Carl’s Jr restaurants in Utah.

Washington

There are 20 Carl’s Jr restaurants in Washington.

Wyoming

There are 2 Carl’s Jr restaurants in Wyoming.

States with the most Carl’s Jr. Restaurants

The 1307 Carl’s jr restaurants located in 17 states across the United States are not evenly divided with a majority of the restaurants in one state to just one restaurant in states like Ohio. Let’s take a look at the top 3 states with the most Carl’s Jr restaurants. 

California

There is no doubt that California has the most Carl’s jr among all the states, In fact, California has the most Carl’s Jr in the world. There are a total of 658 Carl’s Jr in California which is 62% of the total restaurants in the world.

Arizona

There are a total of 69 Carl’s Jr for the 7.28 million population of Arizona. This means that there is one Carl’s Jr for every 105,000 people. Arizona has 6% of the total Carl’s Jr restaurants in the world.

Oregon

About 5% of the total Carl’s Jr restaurants are located in Oregon. There are 56 Carl’s Jr serving the 4.22 million population of Oregon. Based on the distribution there is one Carl’s Jr for every 75,000 people in Oregon.

Cities with the most Carl’s Jr. Restaurants

The Carl’s Jr ins are unevenly divided among states and different cities with some cities having as many as 21 restaurant to some states having only one restaurant. Let us take a look at the cities with the most branches.

 Las Vegas

It may come to you as a surprise but the city with the most Carl’s jr is not in California but is in Nevada. Located in the state of Nevada, Las Vegas has 21 ins Carl’s Jr, this is more than any other city in the United States.  

Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California is the second city with the most Carl’s Jr in the United States. There are a total of 20 Carl’s Jr in Los Angeles

San Diego

San Diego is the third city in the state with the most Carl’s Jr restaurants. There is a total of 19 Carl’s Jr located in San Diego.

Fresno

Fresno is a city in California. There are a total of 16 Carl’s jr located in Fresno.

Sacramento

Sacramento is another city from California and has a total of 15 Carl’s Jr restaurant.

Bakersfield

Bakersfield is a city from California and has a total of 13 Carl’s Jr restaurant.

El Paso

El Paso is a city located in Texas. There are a total of 12 Carl’s Jr restaurant located in El Paso.

Anaheim

Anaheim is a city in California. Anaheim has a total of 11 Carl’s Jr restaurant.

Phoenix 

Phoenix from Arizona has a total of 10 Carl’s Jr restaurant.

Riverside

Also a city from California, Riverside has a total of 10 Carl’s Jr restaurant.

Carl’s Jr Competitors

Carl’s Jr is one of the most successful brands in the food-chain industry with thousands of stores worldwide. It does face tough competition from its huge rivals. Here are some of its rivals

Wendy’s

Founded in 1969, Wendy’s has a total of 6,711 restaurants around the world.

Taco bell

Founded in 1962, Taco Bell has a total of 7,072 restaurants around the world.

Burger king

Founded in 1954, Burger King has a total of 17,796 restaurants around the world. 

Jack in the box

Founded in 1951 Jack in the box has more than 2000 restaurants in the world.

Conclusion

In 1941, Carl and his wife Margret Car’s Jr first started as a drive-through barbeque. In 1956 the first Carl’s Jr opened in California. After 39 years there were more than 100 Carl’s Jr in California. Today there are more than a thousand Carl’s Jr in around the world. However, Carl’s Jr in are only present in 17 of the 55 states. Most of Carl’s jr in are located in California, 658 that is 62% of the total Carl’s Jr in around the world and there is only one Carl’s Jr present in Ohio. In the case of cities, most Carl’s Jr in are located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What states are Carl’s Jr. restaurants?

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