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Boparan Restaurant Group nabs UK master franchise for Carl’s Jr.

The brand has nearly 100 restaurants across European countries like Spain and France.

Boparan Restaurant Group has acquired the master franchise for Carl’s Jr in the UK and Ireland.

Under this agreement, BRG will open, operate, and franchise restaurants throughout the territory as the exclusive Carl's Jr. developer. This partnership further solidifies Carl's Jr.'s European presence which includes nearly 100 restaurants across Spain, France, Denmark, Turkey, and Switzerland.

"As part of our strategic growth plan, we've had our sights set on the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland for quite a while and are extremely excited to answer the international demand for our signature flavours," said Mike Woida, President of CKE International.

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"Carl's Jr.'s international success speaks for itself. The brand offers fantastic food quality and brilliant innovation, and we look forward to replicating the born in California, 'Eat Like You Mean It' experience in the U.K. This partnership aligns perfectly with our commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences, and we look forward to introducing Carl's Jr. to the U.K. and Irish markets,” said Satnam Leihal, CEO of BRG.

With a rich heritage and more than 80 years in business, the California-born restaurant chain is accelerating plans for global expansion. CKE currently operates more than 1,100 international restaurants in more than 35 countries around the world.

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