Carl's Jr. Canada

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Carl's Jr. Canada
IndustryFast food
FoundedJune 22, 2011; 8 years ago (June 22, 2011)
Number of locations
21 (2017)
Area served
Western Canada
ParentCKE Restaurants

Carl's Jr. Canada is the Canadian expansion of the Carl's Jr. brand, currently operating in western Canada with locations in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.


When CKE Restaurants, parent company of both the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's American fast food chains, sought to expand into Canada, they came into a trademark dispute with the Harvey's Canadian fast food chain. As a result, CKE was prohibited from using the Hardee's brand in Canada (which was similar to "Harvey's"), but free to use the Carl's Jr. name.[1]

The first Carl's Jr. in Canada opened on June 22, 2011, in Kelowna, British Columbia.[2]

Ontario locations became affiliated with Toronto franchisee 6Points Food Services.[1] By May 2015, four locations had opened in SouthCentral Ontario, including two in Toronto that opened in April. The two Toronto restaurants closed in January 2016.[3] They had intended to open 30 locations within six years in the market.[4]

On October 30, 2016, Carl's Jr closed down all of its Okanagan locations, with the exception of the original Kelowna location, which remained open until November 17, 2016.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Carl's Jr. set to launch in Ontario". Ontario Restaurant News. March 31, 2014. Archived from the original on February 7, 2019. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Carl's Jr. Opens First Restaurant in Canada". Business Wire. June 22, 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Dasilva, Laura (January 14, 2016). "Carl's Jr. stores in Toronto close their doors". Toronto Star. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "The problem with Carl's Jr.'s 'Six Dollar Burger'". Maclean's. May 12, 2015. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "Carl's Jr. closes in three cities, including Kamloops". Kamloops This Week. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  6. ^ "Final Carl's Jr. closed". November 17, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2016.

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