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Carl’s Jr. Corporate Office

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Carl's Jr. Corporate Office Address

CKE Restaurants, Inc.
6307 Carpinteria Ave. Suite A
Carpinteria, California 93013

Contact Carl's Jr.

Phone Number: (805) 745-7500
Fax Number: (714) 490-3630
Email: Email Carl's Jr.

Carl's Jr. Facts

Founder: Carl & Margaret Karcher
Date Founded: 1941
Founding Location: Los Angeles, California
Number of Employees: 15000

Carl's Jr. Executives

CEO: Andrew Pudzer
CFO: Theodore Abajian
COO: Eric Williams

Carl's Jr. History

Carl's Jr. Logo

Founded in 1941 in downtown Los Angeles, California, by Carl Karcher and his wife Margaret, Carl’s Jr. is now one of the largest franchised fast food restaurant chains in the U.S. Karcher and his wife borrowed $300 against their car to buy a hot dog cart. Within one year, the couple owned 4 hot dog carts and the following year they moved to Anaheim, California, to open their first drive-through restaurant, Carl’s Drive-In Barbeque. Although the company is known for hamburgers today, those were not actually added to the menu until 1945.

Carl's Jr. burger and cup In January 2019, the company announced that it was going to introduce a plant-based burger called Beyond Famous Star.

Carl’s Jr. announced that it was testing a burger for one day only which features a CBD based sauce. If it proves to be popular, it might make the regular menu.

Today, Carl’s Jr. has 3,664 franchises in 44 states in the U.S. and internationally. The company has 200 restaurants in Mexico, alone. Carl’s Jr. is known for good quality burgers, better than most other fast food locations, as well as partial table service. Carl’s Jr. is a subsidiary of CKE Restaurants, Inc.

Carl's Jr. Sign


Carl's Jr. FAQs

Question 1: What is the phone number for Carl's Jr. ?
Answer 1: The phone number for Carl's Jr. is (805) 745-7500.

Question 2: Who is the CEO of Carl's Jr. ?
Answer 2: The CEO of Carl's Jr. is Andrew Pudzer.

Question 3: Who founded Carl's Jr. ?
Answer 3: Carl's Jr. was founded by Carl & Margaret Karcher in 1941.

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Linda Anderson May 31, 2019 at 2:03 pm

I went to Carl’s Jr. last night at the Fillmore ,ca. Store. Got a famous start and notice they put shredded lettuce instead of lettuce leaves . Please stop doing that or give us the option at no charge. Carl’s Jr. has the best burgers in fast food. Or use to anyway.


John C April 17, 2019 at 2:09 pm

I just heard that your company intends to release cbd oil infused burgers ! That has to be the stupidest thing I have ever heard & proves to me beyond a shadow of doubt what a bunch of low life bastards are running this company! As for me I use to like your food but now I can guarantee you fools I will never buy anything form any of your stores anywhere ! I also am spreading this news for more people to join the boycott!!


Sally March 25, 2019 at 1:55 pm

I went to Carl Jr Saturday need my house it was close this was at 1:30 pm so try calling it no answer try another store no answer so I drove to the next Carl Jr it was open I ask what happened to the store on Montwood st that they close it down it would be nice if you put a sign plus bad customer service at the store I was at on Montana st very sad El Paso Tx 😖👎


Jennifer Lopez March 21, 2019 at 3:25 pm

So on wed the 20th we had a shift manager class given by Gina as a trainer we came to her with a few conserns of our stores and how stressful they became When she starter blaming us as employees shift managers so lack of staff saying we are not doing our job efficiently she came to us giving us alternatives we cant do Because of the hard labor we are already doing and when we tried to explain she shut us up by saying if your store is not equipt and you dont like it give your two weeks As a employee and trainer you assume the trainer is there to help !!!due to her salary and position she should be preparing staff not pushing staff away she humiliated everyone with comments snd conserns way to go on breaking my hopes on a better store . And sadly said i will no longer be interested in going to any of her classes until shes replaced or trained properly kevin had never trested anyone with disrespect he tried and help the situation leaving out side comments. She spoke about her manager days and how great she is but i truly hate to say maybe you went as far as to hire an incompotant employee that should have never moved up the manager latter . Please contact me i will explain in detail the humiliation she gave to one of my fellow employees


Lynn January 4, 2019 at 7:28 pm

My husband and I decided to try out the new Carl Jr in Yuma Foothills, who ever built that should be ashamed, the tables are not fastened down properly, at least not the one we were sitting at, the tiles on the floor are uneven and looks like no grout in some, and for being open less then a week, the place was already dirty, food was cold I don’t send back I just don’t return, I ran fast food places for over 15 years, my old crew would have a fit on how Carl it’s place was not in very appetizing state, why is it no one can cook to order any more except for Zips,5 guys, I’m talking fast food places .


Joanne December 7, 2018 at 10:13 am

I am not complaining I’m concerned. The Christmas tree in this store I lit and sitting in a puddle of water from a leak in the ceiling. Safety first but seems they are not concerned. Children can reach this tree and possibly a shock hazard. Wake up! I took a photo but here I see no place to post it.


Amando August 9, 2018 at 7:46 pm

Restaurant manager Maria on 24th street and Washington in Phoenix, AZ is denying my sisters termination papers. She no longer works there and the manager Maria said she wasn’t able to do it. I asked for her district managers phone number and she refused. I have it all recorded on my phone. I am also a restaurant manager for the fast food business and I do this all the time for my employees since they have to report to DES how much hours they are getting for assistance or if they still are still working there. I would like someone to contact me about this situation. There is a deadline she must meet and has to have those termination papers by August 13, 2018.


Angie Woolf June 7, 2018 at 3:46 pm

hummingbirdpots@ I wish I could add one of my 10 videos of me pulling forward with nobody in line. I will put them on your Facebook messages . Very irritating every time I come and I’m not talking once or twice I’m talking every time I go . Nobody in line behind me and they make me pull forward . Check your messages on Facebook I put video. Very unprofessional Carl’s Jr. enid ok.


Jeff in Phoenix April 6, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Carl’s JR (#1101088) 24th St and Washington, Phoenix, AZ: I attempted contact with Manager and Corporate 2 days ago (04 April 2018)= no replies (to me, this speaks VOLUMES about how Carl’s Jr regard customers). In short, I was ripped-off: the order was taken incorrectly, they MISREAD a coupon and short changed me. The food (usually good) tasted like garbage. I have the receipt (if a Carl’s Jr employee ACTUALLY takes the time to make this right). The check (receipt) # 0348, at 4:38 PM, Server 00183/ Vega Hilda. STAY AWAY FROM HERE! I certainly will until I hear from someone from Corporate or the Store General Manager.


annon January 17, 2018 at 4:31 pm

I’ve worked for Carl’s Jr. for 7 years. The last 2 months of me working there I have been treated so badly and been taken advantage from. We had our manger quit and my district manager had me in charge opening and closing. I’d come all the time with no issue because I care about my coworkers & the guests. We got a new manager and for some odd reason she hated me from the start and I don’t know any idea why. I’m very friendly, I get a lot of compliments from guests. I’ve never had an issue. This store got so twisted when the District Manager Virginia hired her daughter as a shift manager and giving her a big raise. Now I had morning shifts and when the DM brought her daughter in she threw me to night when I couldn’t work much. Her daughter Jessica talks so much and never cleans, is always on her phone, also brags about her raises. She bragged about her raise she got months ago and now she is bragging about a new raise to $15… I personally don’t think its right for her to do that. I couldn’t tell the manager or DM because they don’t care. They never follow protocol of the store. I’m always the one cleaning and doing everything I’m supposed to do because I care and when I had a conflict with the manager she said she gets paid salary and that she doesn’t care. I finally put my 2 weeks in and I had enough. I loved working for Carl’s Jr. but that was my last straw when they started treating me bad. I hope someone can take care of this. thank you for the 7 years.


Renee sotelo November 24, 2017 at 9:15 pm

In medford our c.j’s arw good employees are nice but one complaint these cardboard plates you use to put the big green burritos in are horrid if u get a combo and they add rice and beans olin the plate if you dont home fast youre looking at a soggy mess of a plate and they so soak threw.took my burrito combo to work for lunch and when i got to it the cardboard was soggy and had to put a plate under it so it wpuld rip.other then that no othwr problems but i do agree the shakes are less then desirable.just sayin.


Brett March 2, 2019 at 4:19 pm

What do you expect? Blame the crazy people running your city, county and state you live in. They outlawed styrofoam and many plastics so therefore all they have is cardboard made from paper. When paper gets wet it disinigrates. Move to Texas if you don’t want crazy Democrats taking away your choices who want to turn America into Communist Venezuela.


Mandy October 21, 2017 at 2:32 am

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Posted: Oct 21, 2017 by Mandy thompson
A Manager Dine In
Complaint Rating: 0 % with 0 votes
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Chico, CaliforniaChico, United States
ran into a problem with a manager her name was orphea. My problem is she is extremely rude to women and very inappropriate with men how I know is I heard her conversation while waiting for food and it was inappropriate talking about Pe**s no condom liquor and Hell’s Angels and getting in a fist fight with a co worker. I am a customer and feel very uncomfortable coming into your restaurant hearing this from a manager . I feel you should correct this issue as if it made me uncomfortable I know it makes others uncomfortable as well. I sent this to corporate as well because I feel like they need to know what is going on in your store. 2516 Esplanade Chico CA 95926


Dianna August 27, 2017 at 1:02 am

dperalta1009 at
I will never go to your restaurants again!! I have now sent my burger back three times because it was COLD!!! This is ridiculous!!! Now I am the only person in my group who hasnt eaten. And after the third time they have failed to bring me a HOT burger, and act like I’m lying or stupid for asking for a hot burger I’m defiantly done with this fast food chain!!! I get to leave your eatery, STILL HUNGRY!!! And it was my idea to go here. GREAT IDEA, HUH!


Scott Gilpatric August 4, 2017 at 5:52 pm

I was surprised to find out that the franchise stores were selling the “Big Carl” for $6 compared to the corp. stores selling the “Big Carl Meal Deal” for $5. That’s $6 for just the sandwich.


shift manger July 29, 2017 at 4:03 pm

I work as a shift manger at the Sierra vista AZ store, the general manger there HIeu isn’t treating his workers with respect he yell at us and screams at us in front of the customers, he don’t give good enough training to his mangerment staff or even to the crew how do he expect any of us to do our job the right way when all he do is yells and don’t take the time to train.i been trying to contact someone about this but cant seem to get any one here to help, so the next thing i’m going to to do is if you guys wont send someone down here to fix this mis treatment I will file a suite against him and the company. no one should be treated like they are slaves and that what he is doing treating all like we are slaves.


don iarussi July 24, 2017 at 6:29 pm

CARLS JUNIOR LIBERTY LAKE, WASHINGTON………..his place is disgusting, service being bad is the least one. I arrived at carls jr and placed order which took m over 12 minutes to get. . My wife took my son to the play area where there were a 14 year old boy, a 11 year old girl and a less than one year old toddler who was sitting on the floor alone eating food off the floor. The child was crying and i believe was hungry and had no one paying attention to her. I asked the kids where their parents were and i was told they were at work and were dropped off there. The two siblings were playing while the toddler sat alone crying on the floor. I brought this to the attention of the carls manager who went to the play area and told the kids that he would not be responsible if they were injured. I asked the Manager to call the police and he refused. I texted the police to let them know about the children. a little while later two men in their mid 20’s showed up to pick up kids in pickup truck without proper child seats. I had told the guys i was worried about the kids being alone and called the police. One of the men told me to mind my business and spit in my face and tried to punch me. I pushed him away and he then just taunted me from a distance. this could have been avoided if Carls JR did its due diligence and had a responsible manager on the floor. The two that picked up the kids were not even the parents or guardians of the kids. These kids could ahve been kidnapped right under the eyes of the Carls junior staff. Even while I was attacked by this guy the manager did nothing. This Carls JR is one that should not be trusted with the safety of any children. On a separated note my 9 year old had to play in a children play area where a 14 year old boy who was way too big . Carls JR put the safety of myself, my wife and child in dnger. The manager told me I should have minded my business and this would not have happened and above age. My child could have been injured. This is a despicable display of service and responsibility on the part of Carls JR. The police did come and I ave a report and the license of the people who attacked me and also picked up the kids…I am hoping the police report this to CPS. You are not safe as a customer at this carls jr.Hell, im not going to any carls jrs again.


KC Moe July 15, 2017 at 6:43 pm

love Carls. your shakes SUCK!!! so disappointed today.picture shows shake topped with cherry, same as Jack in the Box does it. the clear plastic cup you put it in does not keep shake cold! it was melted by the time i got home and my car has A/C. i dumped it in the sink. no cherry. thin and watery shake. Get recipe from Jack in the Box.Terrible.won’t purchase at Carls again. AND I spent $4.00! for shake..will say, workers are extremely nice there. Sub par, for sure.
Store visited today:
Lakewood , Ca. store on Clark and Candlewood Aven.
Receipt # 289671
Time: 3:01 pm.
ordered a med. diet coke and 1 strawberry shake.


Magia Iniguez July 4, 2017 at 6:33 pm

On 7\2\17 we went to a carls jr. In 2320 E. 4th st. Los angeles, California and i has a coupon to get a buy one get one Free ( big chicken Fillet) and the total of The two hambugers Was $10.38. But The bogo only discounted $1.69. Then i told the manager and he said he couldnt do anything, that they just put the code in and that there was an error on the coupon.


Natalie Curry April 29, 2017 at 4:58 pm

My name is Natalie Curry and I would like to make a complaint about my previous employment at Carl’s Jr. I began working at one of your locations I can’t remember the store # but the address was 1625 E 4th St. Ontario CA 91764. When I first started working at this location it was great friendly staff and a welcoming vibe. But also I noticed some odd things. First, I don’t believe I was adequately trained at all. They assigned me another crew member that had only been working there for a short time and in result he wasn’t able to show me everything I need to know to be the best I could be. One specific thing being safety features throughout the store and some cleaning procedures. Weeks into my employment I started being harassed by one of the shift leaders named Stephanie. She refused to help me when I would ask for help and also she would speak negatively about my performance to other employees. When I mentioned this to managers and other shift leaders my accusations were never taken seriously and the poor treatment continued. I was dreadful to work shifts she was on but tried to improve my performance in hopes her treatment towards me would improve also but it didn’t. This went on for 6 to 7 weeks until that shift leader quit. After working there became more enjoyable until one day when the assistant manager, without any other further training, switched me to drive thru. I was not upset about moving to drive thru I was just displeased by the lack of training I was given before moving to drive thru. I eventually learned on my own how to manage drive thru and really started to like it, but some issues arose. Other crew members and I were yelled at on multiple occasions for the drive time when cirXXXXstances were beyond our control. This created a very hostile work environment and took a toll on all of us that worked that position. This leads to my main complaint, in my last week of employment there I was working the morning shift from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM and was scheduled to work the dining area. Usually during that shift the shift leader is Norma and the crew member working drive thru is Mariella. And we normally take turns taking orders on drive thru and dining because normally slow during this time. This particular morning, Norma was in the back in the freezer and mariella went to take her break and I was left to work drive thru and dine in area all by myself. It was slow so I was confident that I would be able to handle 10 minutes while Mariella was on her break. But then a car came to the drive thru and also a woman walked into the dine in area and was waiting for me to take her order. In that moment I had to make a judgement call and due to the way that the management stressed the importance of keeping our drive time under 3:21 I felt that drive thru came first. So I made the foolish decision to take both orders at once going back and forth from the drive thru to the dining area. Doing this caused me mess up some aspects of scripting to the dine in guest, but I completed the drive thru guests order without forgetting anything. Norma eventually left and another shift leader came in to replace her but I can’t remember her name at this time. When she came in she sat in the office. Mariella came back from her break and resumed her position at the drive thru and I went back to Dine. I went to clean the dining area and I noticed the woman that I had taken an order too was a secret shopper and I knew I did miss some steps while scripting. Later after she left and handed the papers the the shift leader, that shift leader confronted me about the secret shopper and basically yelled at me and told me that because I made a mistake I was going to get everyone else on the shift in trouble because I couldn’t do my job right. I then tried to tell her why it was that I missed things while scripting but she continued the tell me that everything was my fault. She also added that I didn’t give the woman a comment card after I took her order but before hand was never instructed to do that for any other customer. So in order to de escalate the situation I decided to go straighten up the dine. Once I was done I came back and I overheard the shift leader talking to Mariella telling her everything that she felt I did and also speaking negatively about me and my abilities. I understand I made a mistake but I Do Not feel that I deserved to be treated and talked about in that manner. I was embarrassed that she would talk openly about what happened with another crew member and make me look like a joke. So because she made me feel that I was inadequate and the laughing stock of the store I asked to be excused to take my break took a comment card and wrote my resignation on the back explaining that I felt that the working conditions became too stressful and I was unable to continue in these conditions and left. I understand the way I left might have been emotionally based but I truly felt mistreated. I now feel that my previous employment at Carl’s Jr. is hindering my chances for other employment. I’m starting college in the fall and would like to find another job during the summer and I have been putting applications in for other fast food restaurants and keep getting denied and my suspicion is because of my standing with the Carl’s Jr. that I worked at. I am not accusing anyone of doing anything I just would like for my previous employment to not interfere with future employment.


Sabrina March 18, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Your store in Phoenix Arizona sucks me and my daughter went in to use the bathroom it was nasty and when we ordered I ordered your 4 dollar real deal Puh real deal my burger the hammer get was flat and when I went up to tell the manager she tryed telling me that’s the quality I want someone to call me over this the frys were small and hard and my daughter order the breakfast burger the bacon was tough couldn’t bite in to it the quality of the look was better looking then the hamburger I got the chicken sandwich wasn’t even good earlier I want an email or someone to contact me about this store because they obviously have no idea what there doing or they think that’s the way there suppose to look and there not …….. if anyone knows the corporate number of knows anyone who can call me from corporate that would be nice thank you


Sylvia Dura February 28, 2017 at 3:26 pm

I wanted to bring this issue to your attention prior to report to California Heath Department. Multiple times I have visited the Carl’s located on San Jose Market Center, 655 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110. and reported to management that the cleaning personnel are cleaning the floor on business hours . Not a good idea to sweep the floor when customers eating

Sunday Feb 26th at approx 8:15 pm my family and I went to have dinner
I noticed one of the employees was sweeping the floor. I ask the store manager working at the register the night to please ask the employee if possible to stop sweeping on my area and let me eat my dinner .My main concern is dust will end up in our dinner. The manager IGNORED me . the employee kept on cleaning . my family and another table had to move to other side of restaurant for the employee to finish sweeping .

Please educate your employees NOT to clean while customers eating
to respect customers . If i see this one more time i will have to report it to
the Health Department .
Thank you


Kathy Pratt January 17, 2017 at 5:29 pm

First of all, we love your menu options; I think you have the best “fast food” burgers around. That is why, when we were traveling to visit family and decided to get some lunch in Holbrook, AZ, we chose Carl’s Jr.

It was about 2pm on Friday, January 13, 2017. We entered the restaurant, and the young man at the front counter took our order. I want to commend him, he was pleasant and helpful. I think his name was Adam. As we were placing our order, we heard the young lady that was obviously the manager tell the young lady working at the drive-thru that they need to “take some lids over to Pizza Hut”.

Shortly after placing our order, the one young man in the back that was cooking left to go to the restroom. After seeing/acknowledging that he was leaving the grill area, the manager headed toward the back. I thought maybe she was going to help out with the food prep. At that time, they had our order, an order from the drive-thru, and another pair of people had entered the restaurant. However, she came back up and went to talk to the young lady at the drive-thru, who then came and hung her headpiece around the neck of the young man at the counter. I though maybe the manager was having her go back to help prepare the food, but no, the manager kicked at a box on the floor, had the “drive-thru” girl pull out a big back of plastic lids, then they both left the restaurant to go deliver the lids to Pizza Hut.

We waited a few more minutes, realizing there was no one there but the counter worker, and nobody was doing any food prep. Finally, my husband walked up to the counter worker and asked for our money back. The other two people were just getting ready to place their order after they had both made trips to the ladies room, so he said he would take care of it as soon as he finished taking their order. When they were done ordering, he started working on our refund, and I pointed out that he had been left alone. He looked around, seeming a little surprised to see that he was the only one working.

While he was working on our refund, the cook finally came back out of the restroom, and shortly after the manager and drive-thru worker came back in. The counter worker talked to the manager, and she came up to the register to help him with the refund. My husband and I were both standing right there at the counter, but the manager never acknowledged us, never even looked at us, and walked away as soon as the counter worker had the transaction finished. He gave us our money and he was very apologetic for our trouble.

I basically never make complaints, but neither of us have ever had such extremely poor service (or I should say, complete lack of service). We felt you should be aware of how your brand is being represented in Holbrook, Arizona, and that it is apparently much more important to help out a competing business rather than serve their own customers.


Christina December 14, 2016 at 7:41 pm

Went to carls in sun valley been there a few times staff is rude each time, they take forever to take your order, when they do they took ine person order and walked aeay when 3 other customers were eaiting me being one of them. Burger was cold and coffee old etc


Phyllis Covey Ojeda November 5, 2016 at 4:07 am

Again I ordered fries cheese burger coke 4.97 cool nothing special….receive fries and Coke no burger had to pay 2.97 extra I hate you people this store does not get anything right after 12pm I will share this with anyone thar will listen this carle Jr sucks


Debbie November 5, 2016 at 2:51 am

I have lived here in Yuma Arizona now for 30 years Carl’s Jr has always been my favorite but the pass 2 times their they have not meet any safe health I worked as a prep cook for years can no longer work due to being disabled wish I could of because I would of went in the back and showed some New cooks how to cook bacon I ordered a western bacon cheese burger today when I first got it the bacon had been all in little peace ‘s all over the top then the bacon was as raw as if you had put it in the fire pan as soon as it was hot flip it over and then again as soon as it looked heated took it off and put it on the burger very uncooked I was very disappointed I just asked for my money wasn’t going to try a 3rd time to get it right these new cooks need to know how to cook before they even try to play the roll


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E. York November 2, 2016 at 4:50 pm

My boyfriend and I moved to Sierra Vista, AZ. 3 weeks ago. I visited your establishment this passed October 31 at lunch time, through the Drive thru. I was only the 3rd car in line and waited 30 minutes for my food. I ordered 1 single western bacon cheeseburger meal and 1 double western bacon cheeseburger meal. By the time I reached the drive thru window, the hefty red headed woman with glasses, apologized for the wait, and said “I don’t know what they are doing back there”. I went straight home, only to find ALL our food was old and cold. Now, Carl’s Jr is known for expensive food. You would think the quality and the service would match. You would also think with all the bad things going on with such fast food places as Chipolte, you would up your game, especially where the elderly people and toddlers are concerned. Whoever is the District Manager for the Arizona region needs to make a surprise visit to Sierra Vista, because there could be hospital visits and lawsuits right around the corner for this establishment.

This is my third time trying to send this compliant and the website “doesn’t work”. I hope this reaches the proper person.


brian September 15, 2017 at 11:57 am

its alright , yall ni**as trippin not every carls jr musty asf lmao just those


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