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  2. Carl Karcher - Wikipedia

    Carl Nicholas Karcher SMOM (January 16, 1917 – January 11, 2008) [1] was an American businessman who founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain, now owned by parent company Snow Star LP. Early life [ edit] Born on a farm near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Karcher was the son of Ohio natives Leo and Anna Maria (Kuntz) Karcher.

  3. The Story of Carl Karcher: Founder of Carl’s Jr. Restaurant

    His name was Carl Nicholas Karcher, the founder of Carl’s Jr., a chain of restaurants under CKE Restaurants, Inc. Carl was the son of a farmer who owned a 300-acre farm. Due to the great depression of the 1930s, he was forced to quit school at age 14 to help in the farm.

  4. Carl Karcher, 90; entrepreneur turned hot dog stand into a ...

    Carl Karcher, who parlayed a single hot dog pushcart into a chain of more than 1,000 fast-food restaurants bearing his name, died Friday. He was 90.

  5. Carl Karcher is a well-known businessman. He was born in Ohio on January 16th, 1917. Additionally, Carl is most known as the founder of the Carl’s Jr. burger company, which he started with his father. Carl was born in the United States of America. He was awarded the Horatio Alger Award for his humanitarian work in 1979.

  6. The Untold Truth Of Carl's Jr. -

    In 1941, per USA Today, Carl Karcher was working as a bread truck driver in Los Angeles, and he noticed that hot dog stands were opening around town. So, Karcher and his wife, Margaret, decided to get in on the burgeoning business of selling quick meals cheap and on the go, and bought their own hot dog stand.

  7. In 1941, Carl Karcher was a truck driver who lived in Los Angeles with his wife, Margaret. Because his neighborhood had a bunch of successful hot dog stands, he wanted to get in on the action.

  8. Controversial Carl Karcher, founder of Carl’s Jr., dies

    Karcher, a deeply religious father of 12, was famous in the fast-food industry for his rags-to-riches story — a tale that was tainted in later years by an insider trading scandal and feuds with...