Carl’s Jr. founder Carl Karcher dies at 90

Carl’s Jr. founder Carl Karcher dies at 90

FULLERTON Calif. Fast-food legend Carl N. Karcher, whose $326 investment to launch a Los Angeles hot dog cart in 1941 grew into the 3,000-plus-branch CKE Restaurants system, died at the St. Jude Medical Center here Friday from complications of pneumonia and Parkinson’s disease. He was 90.

 

The Ohio native, who added more L.A. carts before moving to Anaheim in 1945 and opening Carl's Drive-In Barbecue, debuted Carl's Jr. in 1956 and be

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