How many Carl's Jr restaurants are there in the world? There are about 3,664 Carl's Jr restaurants and about 1,540 (42%) are located in United States.
Carl's Jr was first founded as a hot-dog cart in Los Angeles by Carl Karcher and his wife Margaret in 1941. In 1945, the Karchers moved to Anaheim, California, and opened their first full-service restaurant, Carl's Drive-In Barbecue.
One of Carl Jr's early TV commercial for their breakfast meals in the 1980s
TAKING OFF ACROSS AMERICA
Carl then opened two more restaurants in Anaheim and Brea in 1956, calling them Carl's Jr restaurants, as they were smaller versions of the original Carl's Drive-In Barbecue. Since then, Carl's Jr has taken off and now has 3,664 franchised or company-operated restaurants across 44 states and 38 foreign countries and U.S. territories. (source: http://maps.carlsjr.com/stores/international )
Compare the top two foreign countries with Carl's Jr - Mexico and Russia.
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