BURGER CHAIN FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917

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Carl Karcher, left, with daughter Anne Marie, and one of his
company’s first employees at “The Blimp,” his first hot dog
stand in Los Angeles.

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Carl’s Drive-In

Carl N. Karcher and his wife, Margaret, made a leap of faith in 1941 when they
borrowed $311 on their Plymouth automobile, added $15 in savings and bought 
a hot dog stand. In less than five years, Carl’s Drive-In Barbecue (above) opened
with hamburgers on the menu. Later, smaller versions of this restaurant called
”Carl’s Jr.” opened. Prior to the restaurant business, Karcher had worked as a
delivery boy for a bakery based in Anaheim.

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Carl Nicholas Karcher
(January 16, 1917 – January 11, 2008)

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Carl Karcher behind a hot dog cart in front of his headquarters in Anaheim, California, 1981.

 

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posted by Bob Karm in BIRTHDAY,DEBUT,Food/Drink,HISTORY,INDUSTRY and have Comment (1)

One Response to “BURGER CHAIN FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917”

  1. What is the address of the picture taken in 1981? I can see north harbor blvd but what is the street number? It looks like 1200 and there happens to be a carl’s jr location there. Am I reading that correctly?

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