Carl’s Jr. Arrives in Nicaragua

Global premium burger chain to serve up innovative and affordable breakfast, lunch and dinner menu at two new restaurants located at Metrocentro and Galerias shopping malls in Managua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua--()--Global premium burger chain Carl's Jr.® opened its first restaurant in Nicaragua today. Located in the country’s capital city of Managua at the Metrocentro Mall, the new Carl’s Jr. will provide an innovative and affordably-priced menu featuring the brand’s renowned 100 percent Black Angus Beef Thickburgers®, the Famous Star®, Super Star® and Western Bacon Cheeseburger®, specialty burger options including the Portobello Mushroom Burger and the Guacamole Bacon Burger and a full range of breakfast items including the Breakfast Burger®, the Loaded Breakfast Burrito and the Surtido Nica platter.

Operated by Deli Star, an entity of the Delipollo corporation, the Metrocentro restaurant will be followed by a second location set to open at the Galerias Mall in Managua this fall.

To celebrate the grand opening of the Metrocentro Carl’s Jr. restaurant today, the first 50 guests will receive a free meal and discount card. In addition, the first 51 to 100 guests will receive an upsized combo meal for the price of a regular combo.

“Growth in Latin America is a key strategic priority for our company. We have over 300 restaurants in the region and have signed development commitments to build close to another 200 Carl’s Jr. locations. We are very excited to open in Nicaragua today to fill the market’s void for premium burgers,” stated Ron Coolbaugh, senior vice president of international franchise operations at CKE. “We’re confident that Deli Star, with their 50-year heritage and unparalleled restaurant expertise under the Delipollo umbrella, will help us to set a solid foundation in this country as we expand.”

Open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., the new Carl’s Jr. will provide guests with an authentic, made fresh-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, along with table service, a refillable beverage bar and complimentary Wi-Fi.

“We’re honored to introduce this prestigious global burger chain to our country and look forward to expanding its reach across Nicaragua,” explained Martin Rosales, Delipollo board member. “Nicaragua not only has a fast-growing middle class but also a booming youth population, both of which seek fresh, craveable, high-quality food. Carl’s Jr., with its affordably priced better burgers and other innovative menu items, is poised to bring a superior quick-service dining experience to Nicaragua.”

Established nearly 76 years ago in Southern California, Carl’s Jr. is an industry pioneer in serving premium-quality hamburgers. Throughout the U.S. and other international locations worldwide, Carl’s Jr. is known for its handcrafted classics including a line of chargrilled Thickburgers® made with 100 percent Black Angus beef, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ and Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes™. Carl’s Jr. has recently expanded its global presence into new markets such as Australia, Japan, and Chile. Carl’s Jr. and its sister chain, Hardee’s®, have grown to over 3,800 locations in 42 countries, and have significant global expansion plans.

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About CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”) is a privately held company headquartered in Franklin, TN. CKE is not a franchisor and conducts substantially all of its restaurant activities and operations through its subsidiaries. Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s Restaurants LLC own, operate and franchise the Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, Green Burrito® and Red Burrito® concepts. Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s operate as sibling brands with rich heritage and regionally nuanced menus. Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s Restaurants LLC now have over 3,800 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 42 foreign countries and U.S. territories.

Every day, CKE works hard to champion a menu of handmade American Classics, such as 100% Black Angus Thickburgers®, Made from Scratch™ Biscuits and Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders. This no-nonsense commitment to always making food the right way, combined with a breakthrough marketing approach helps the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brands continue to deliver substantial and consistent growth in the U.S. and overseas. For more information about CKE, please visit www.ckr.com or its brand sites at www.carlsjr.com and www.hardees.com or just head to one of our restaurants and try our craveable classics for yourself.

Contacts

On behalf of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.
Edelman Public Relations
Reid Schwartz, 512-634-3667
reid.schwartz@edelman.com

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CARL’S JR. ARRIVES IN NICARAGUA

Contacts

On behalf of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.
Edelman Public Relations
Reid Schwartz, 512-634-3667
reid.schwartz@edelman.com