The parent company plans to double its international footprint over the next five years.
The milestone site is located in Madrid, Spain, and marks the 23rd restaurant in the country. This development comes as CKE continues to expand its international portfolio across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia.
“The opening of the 1,000th international location is a proud moment placing CKE in the top tier of global restaurant chains,” said CEO of CKE Restaurants, Ned Lyerly. “Our momentum is building as we have plans to double our international presence in the next five years. We will accelerate growth by focusing on partnerships with exceptional franchise operators who share our vision of offering the most innovative, best tasting food in our industry!”
This opening comes in a lone line of international milestones for the brand, with CKE opening its 300th restaurant in Mexico earlier this year, as well as celebrating 40 years of business in the Middle East and opening a flagship site in Sydney, Australia later in the summer.
“The 1,000th international restaurant is a major milestone for our company, and we’re thrilled to be able to continue providing guests around the world an iconic taste of California,” said Mike Woida, president of CKE International. “This new Carl’s Jr. location in Spain exemplifies CKE’s commitment to adapt to the consumer landscape and offer new experiences while maintaining craveable flavors.”