Franchise Facts

Carl's Jr. offers a limited menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner products and featuring charbroiled 100% Black Angus Thickburger sandwiches, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders, Made from Scratch Biscuits, and other related quick serve menu items.

How much does a Carl's Jr franchise cost?

Carl's Jr has a franchise fee of up to $35,000, with a total initial investment range of $1,375,000 to $2,003,500.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
  • Total Investment: $1,375,000 to $2,003,500
  • Working Capital: $160,000 to $301,500
  • Royalty Fee: 6%

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How much does a Carl's Jr franchise make?

As with any business, profits from a Carl's Jr franchise depend on a variety of factors. Typically, profits are proportionate to the size of investment. Demand for your products, labor costs, commercial lease rates and a number of other variables also play a huge role in your bottom line. For system-specific data, unlock this franchise.

How many franchise locations do they have?

As of the 2017 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 1105 franchised Carl's Jr locations in the USA.

Are there any Carl's Jr franchise opportunities near me?

Based on 2017 FDD data, Carl's Jr has franchise locations in 16 states. The largest region is the West with 987 franchise locations.

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Last Reviewed: 2017

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Carl's Jr Franchise Stats

Total Investment

$1,375,000 - $2,003,500
Franchise Fee

$35,000
Franchise Agreement
Initial Term
20 Years
Renewal Term
5 Years
Franchisee Outlet Growth
2010
674
2013
697
Ongoing Fees
Royalty
5.5%
Ad Fees
7.0%
# of Franchised Outlets

693

Additional Questions

Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 875 hours. This includes 82 hours of classroom training and 793 hours of on-the-job training. In their FDD they outline who’s in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 793
Classroom 82
Total 875

Do they offer Territory Rights?

Carl's Jr does NOT offer exclusive territories.

Do they have computer and technology support in place?

Yes. Carl's Jr offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more details.

When did they begin franchising?

They began franchising in 1984. The average Burgers franchise began franchising in 2009.

Do they offer financing support?

No, but you can click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.
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