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The restaurant's menu includes Mexican and American foods, seafood, pasta, soups, salads and appetizers. The restaurant claims to be a family-friendly 100% Mexican restaurant, offering a kids menu and suggesting patrons feel free to sing loudly and off-key, and dance on chairs.
Carlos is Carlos Anderson, founder of Grupo Anderson's, who died in a 1990 plane crash, and Charlie is Charles Skipsey, his business partner. The company, founded in 1963, claims their more than 50 restaurants makes it Mexico's largest restaurateur. In addition to Carlos’n Charlie’s, Grupo Anderson's has the Señor Frog’s chain, along with other similarly-branded restaurants/bars like Carlos O'Brians and El Squid Roe.
Carlos’n Charlie’s restaurants averaged $3.6 million in 2005 with an average check of $22.50. They expected sales to grow from $105 million to $112 million in 2006. The company is headquartered in Cancún.
The restaurant in Oranjestad, Aruba became a location of interest in the investigation of the disappearance of American student Natalee Holloway. She was last seen leaving the establishment by her friends. It was closed in January 2008 and a nearby location in Palm Beach was reopened under the sister brand of Señor Frog's.
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