The History of Carl’s Jr.
It all began with a hot dog cart and a dream with faith. On July 17, 1941, Carl & Margaret Karcher borrowed $311 against their Plymouth automobile, and added $15 dollars of their own money, to purchase their first hot dog cart at the busy intersection of Florence & Central in Los Angeles, CA. They offered only ten-cent tamales, chili dogs and hot dogs, as well as soda pop, for a nickel. Their first day sales were $14.75. That was the beginning … of what would eventually become … Carl’s Jr. Restaurants.
Our Shared Values:
Our guests are the most important people in our restaurants. Our goal is: “To Make Our Guests Happy!”
Our success is dependent upon great QSC – Quality, Service & Cleanliness
“There’s no way we can fail, because we’ve got A.C.T.I F.F.”
- A – Attitude (POSITIVE!)
- C – Communication
- T – Teamwork
- I – Improvement / Innovation
- F – Follow Through
- F – Fun!
- (L) – Love … We’re in the people business, and if you don’t love people and love serving them and making them happy, you’re never going to succeed.
YOUR JOB – PATHING + MODEL-COACH-REQUIRE
Carl’s favorite motto – “Make It Happen!”