FAST CASUAL | Staff Reporter, Australia

Carl's Jr. coming to Brisbane area and central coast; continues rapid NZ expansion

American fast-food restaurant chain Carl's Jr. is set to open its inaugural stores in Australia this year.

A spokesperson from Carl's Jr. said that the target date for the opening of the central coast store's is around the 3rd of quarter of this year. Another franchise will be opening in Brisbane area, with the multi-unit deal just waiting to be finalized.

Meanwhile, Carl's Jr. now has 18 restaurants in New Zealand. Their rapid expansion continues with opening of their latest branch last February 23, at 256 Oteha Valley Road, Albany in Auckland.

The Carl's Jr.'s franchise in New Zealand, Restaurant Brands New Zealand Ltd. continues to perform very well. They boast of "average unit volumes that are among the highest in our system," the spokesperson stated.

Restaurant Brands New Zealand also entered into a new development agreement with the goal of establishing a total of 65 restaurants, both their own and sub-franchised, by 2022.

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