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Carl’s Jr.

In 1941, Carl Karcher and his wife Margaret bought a hot dog cart. Within the next five years, they expanded to four carts and opened Carl’s Drive-In Barbecue, their first standing restaurant. The Karchers then began to open Carl’s Jr. locations, which include a shortened version of the Drive-In menu and are smaller as well (hence the Jr.).

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