FRANKLIN, Tenn, Nov. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. ("CKE") has announced a franchise agreement with Spycher Burger Gang AG to develop Carl's Jr. restaurants in Switzerland. This partnership marks an extension of CKE Restaurants' accelerating international growth and will bring our made-to-order burgers, hand-breaded chicken sandwiches and hand-crafted milkshakes to customers across Switzerland.
Plans for the first Swiss Carl's Jr. restaurant are underway with an expected opening in mid-2023. With this deal, Spycher will open restaurants across Switzerland in key cities such as Zurich, Basel, Bern and Lucerne. This exciting partnership with Spycher will add to Carl's Jr.'s growing European presence that includes restaurants in Spain, France, Denmark and Turkey.
"We are delighted to join forces with Spycher Burger Gang AG as we continue our expansion into Europe," said Mike Woida, President of CKE International. "It's always an exciting milestone when we're able to bring our bold and innovative California menu to a new international destination and introduce our iconic brand to a new global audience. We can't wait for Matt and his team to bring Carl's Jr. to life and introduce our delicious burgers to customers all over Switzerland."
"Bringing the great Carl's Jr. brand into the hearts of the Swiss people and being part of the global CKE family makes me very proud," said Matt A. Spycher, owner/CEO of Spycher Group AG, the holding company Spycher Burger Gang AG. "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 CKE's European and global teams for their great support."
As we continue to bring tasteable quality to Switzerland and to every corner of the world, Carl's Jr. will continue to offer its impossible-to-ignore, California-inspired food offerings around the world.
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About CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. is a privately held company based in Franklin, Tennessee, that operates Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, two highly regarded regional brands known for their innovative, premium menus such as 100% Angus burgers and Hand -Breaded Chicken Tenders™. With a presence both in the United States and abroad, Carl's Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee's Restaurants LLC have nearly 4,000 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 U.S. states and in more than 38 international markets and U.S. overseas territories. Joined. For more information about CKE, visit https://ckefranchise.com/ or its brand sites at www.carlsjr.com and www.hardees.com.
About Spycher Group AG
Spycher Group AG is a private company based in Ittigen, Switzerland. Spycher Group finds innovative ways to exceed clients' expectations, offering them extensive, unique and broad expertise: it has subsidiaries and holdings in the construction, food and beverage, property development and management, communication and sightseeing. For more information about Spycher Group AG, visit www.spychergroup.ch.
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