CKE Press Release
April 19, 2016
DOORDASH AND CARL’S JR. TEAM UP TO OFFER ON-DEMAND DELIVERY OF BURGERS, FRIES AND MORETo launch partnership, delivery fees of Carl’s Jr. orders will be waived for a limited time
DoorDash, the on-demand delivery service and technology company, today announced a partnership with CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® to deliver the chains’ famous premium burgers, sandwiches, fries, shakes and more. The partnership will launch in Southern California at select Carl’s Jr. locations, with plans to expand to additional Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants across the country in the coming months. This announcement marks Carl’s Jr.’s first official delivery partnership and DoorDash’s first partnership with a national quick service restaurant (“QSR”) burger chain.
Starting today, customers in the Southern California area, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County, will be able to order their favorite menu items from Carl’s Jr. via the DoorDash Android or iOS app or online at DoorDash.com. DoorDash will offer delivery of Carl’s Jr. classics including a variety of 100 percent Angus Beef Thickburgers®, Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes™, CrissCut® Fries, and Carl’s Jr.’s latest menu item: the Midnight Moonshine Burger. To celebrate the partnership, for a limited time DoorDash will waive delivery fees on all Carl’s Jr. orders. After the promotional period, delivery fees start at $3.99 and there are no minimum order sizes.
“We’re thrilled to bring Carl’s Jr. to our Southern California customers with DoorDash, making it easier and faster than ever for them to get the burgers they love,” said Tony Xu, CEO and co-founder of DoorDash. “Whether an old favorite or a new taste, we’re looking forward to giving customers a new and innovative way to get delicious, custom orders from Carl’s Jr. right to their doorsteps.”
“For nearly 75 years, we’ve been working to provide our customers with fast, fresh and delicious premium food,” said Ryan Hanawalt, Vice President of Operations Support at CKE. “With today’s launch of the DoorDash partnership, we’re adding direct-to-home and direct-to-work convenience to that list as well. So whether you’re craving a classic like our Double Bacon Western Cheeseburger, or a flavorful newcomer like the Midnight Moonshine Burger, with a few clicks on DoorDash, our delicious food can be on its way to you within minutes and without ever having to leave the comfort of your home or office.”
DoorDash is a Silicon Valley technology company that brings the very best of the city to your doorstep by connecting customers with local businesses. Founded in the summer of 2013, DoorDash empowers business-owners to grow their businesses by offering on-demand delivery, data-driven insights, and better in-store efficiency. By building the on-demand delivery infrastructure for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. Learn more in the DoorDash blog or at www.doordash.com
About CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”) is a privately held company headquartered in Carpinteria, Calif. Through its subsidiaries, CKE owns and licenses Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® quick-service restaurants. CKE operates Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s as one brand under two names acknowledging the regional heritage of both banners. After opening its first restaurants in New York and New Jersey this spring and recent international openings in Canada, Colombia and Guatemala, CKE now has a total of 3,673 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 38 foreign countries and U.S. territories. Known for its one-of-a-kind premium menu items such as 100 percent Black Angus Thickburgers®, Made from Scratch™ Biscuits, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ and Fresh Baked Buns, as well as an award-winning marketing approach, the Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s brand continues to deliver substantial and consistent growth in the U.S. and overseas. The Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s system is now 92 percent franchised, with international restaurants representing 19 percent of the system. For more information about CKE, please visit www.ckr.com or its brand sites at www.carlsjr.com and www.hardees.com.