Carl’s Jr. is coming to Switzerland, according to a press release.
Parent company CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. signed a franchise agreement with Spycher Burger Gang AG to develop Carl’s Jr. in Switzerland with a targeted opening of mid-2023. With this agreement, Spycher will open restaurants key cities including Zurich, Basel, Bern, and Lucerne. This partnership with Spycher will add to Carl’s Jr.’s growing European presence, which includes restaurants in Spain, France, Denmark and Turkey.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Spycher Burger Gang AG as we continue our expansion in Europe,” Mike Woida, president of CKE International, said in the press release. “It’s always an exciting milestone when we’re able to bring our bold, innovative menu from California to a new international destination and introduce our iconic brand to a new global audience. We look forward to Matt and his team bringing Carl’s Jr. to life and introducing our delicious burgers to customers throughout Switzerland.”
“Bringing Carl’s Jr.’s great brand into the Swiss people’s hearts and becoming a part of CKE’s worldwide family makes me very proud,” Matt A. Spycher, owner and CEO of Spycher Group AG, the holding company of Spycher Burger Gang AG, said in the press release. “Carl’s Jr.’s entry into the Swiss market has great potential, and I am very excited and looking forward to our launch. Thank you to the CKE European and Global teams for their great support.”
Carl’s Jr. operates and its sister company, Hardee’s Restaurants, operate nearly 4,000 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and more than 38 international markets and U.S. oversees territories.