Quick-service restaurant franchise Carl’s Jr has expanded its brand into Turkey with the opening of its first store in the country.
The new store is located in Istanbul and was launched by Carl’s Jr Master Franchise partner for Turkey, FET Restoran Isletmeleri A.S, which plans to open 25 restaurants across Turkey over the next six years.
Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants Inc, parent company of Carl’s Jr, said: “We are very pleased to welcome FET Restoran Isletmeleri A.S, as a member of the Carl’s Jr franchise family. The strength of our brand matched with the strong management depth and expertise of FET Restoran Isletmeleri A.S in the (quick-service) sector will secure a bright future for Carl’s Jr in the Turkish market. We believe the Turkish market has tremendous potential for our brand given the strength of its economy, the youthful population base, and an appreciation for premium-quality burgers. It is also a gateway for European expansion.”
Nurhan Azizoglu, General Manager of FET Restoran Isletmeleri A.S, said: “We are very excited to launch Carl’s Jr in Turkey with our great partner CKE Restaurants. We are determined to make Carl’s Jr the leading (quick-service) brand in Turkey by providing premium, high-quality menu items; premium facilities; and exceptional customer service. We have aggressive growth plans for Turkey and hope to make Carl’s Jr the destination of choice of Turkish consumers.”
Published: 18 May 2011
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