WATERLOO, Ont. — The first Carl’s Jr. Restaurant opened in Ontario yesterday as part of a major expansion into Central Canada.
Carpinteria, Calif.-based CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, has a development agreement with Toronto-based 6Points Food Services Ltd. to bring Carl’s Jr. to the Western Greater Toronto Area. “With a population of more than 13.5-million people, representing more than 38 per cent of the national population of Canada, Ontario represents a tremendous opportunity for our brand,” said Ned Lyerly, CKE president of International. “We see the potential for more than 100 restaurants in Ontario over time.”
Over the next six years, 6Points plans to develop, open and operate 30 new Carl’s Jr. restaurants in the region, beginning with Waterloo and extending east to downtown Toronto.