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CKE Restaurants, Inc. Partners With AML Foods Limited to Bring Carl’s Jr. to the Bahamas

The first restaurant is scheduled to open later this year. AML is a well-recognized and established Bahamian company with vast experience in food services, retail and club store operations.

CKE Restaurants CKE Restaurants, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive development agreement with AML Foods Limited to build Carl’s Jr.® restaurants in the Bahamas over the next five years. The first restaurant is scheduled to open later this year. AML is a well-recognized and established Bahamian company with vast experience in food services, retail and club store operations.


“The Bahamas is an attractive quick service restaurant market and AML’s strong track record in consumer retailing and the food services industry makes them an ideal partner for us”

“The Bahamas is an attractive quick service restaurant market and AML’s strong track record in consumer retailing and the food services industry makes them an ideal partner for us,” said Ned Lyerly, Executive Vice President of Global Franchise Development for CKE Restaurants. “We share their core values of exceeding consumer expectations for quality, value and service and know that the Carl’s Jr. brand will be well received in the Bahamas. Consumers all over the globe have a healthy appetite for our great-tasting premium products.”

“Carl’s Jr. offers a premium positioning and best-in-class products, services and facilities which were very appealing to us. We know the brand will resonate with Bahamians, who are highly enthusiastic QSR consumers,” said Gavin Watchorn, President and CEO of AML Foods. “We look forward to working closely with the CKE team to introduce their innovative product line and unique marketing to the Bahamas.”

CKE’s restaurant network has expanded to 3,219 restaurants in 25 countries with annual sales of US$ 3.4 billion. CKE continues to place a major emphasis on expanding its international presence and now operates more than 419 franchise restaurants outside of the United States.



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