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Carl’s Jr restaurants expanding to GTA | Toronto locations closing

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playnicee1 wrote:
Mar 10th, 2016 10:42 pm
BTW, @ the St. Clair & Yonge location, as of this March, there is a fresh new notice confirming that the Carl's lease is terminated. (vs previous notice of distress & rent owing)
You are certainly keeping a close eye on the Carl's Jr developments! :)
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I hope they eventually come back. I have another $11.15 to go to get a bonus $5 on their app! :razz:
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Sanyo wrote:
Mar 10th, 2016 9:37 pm
It's better that Carl's find individual franchisees instead of one who can open so many at once... most fast food companies are going the route of finding one big company to handle a territory but personally better to just find several who can open... if they consider this option I even have a business partner who would consider opening one.
Even if 6 points hadn't closed down all their stores you still would've been able to open up a Franchise, as they didn't have exclusive rights. So you can basically open up one now if you wanted. Having said that i personally wouldn't, as there are better businesses to spend $1 million on.
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Get-a-fix wrote:
Mar 11th, 2016 6:51 pm
Even if 6 points hadn't closed down all their stores you still would've been able to open up a Franchise, as they didn't have exclusive rights. So you can basically open up one now if you wanted. Having said that i personally wouldn't, as there are better businesses to spend $1 million on.
Every investment has it's own unique complications no matter what you do. Carl's jr. is still a good investment, but like I said already, just make sure there is an extra budget for billboard advertising because head office won't pay for any advertising in Canada, even though they really should.
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playnicee1 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2016 12:29 am
Every investment has it's own unique complications no matter what you do. Carl's jr. is still a good investment, but like I said already, just make sure there is an extra budget for billboard advertising because head office won't pay for any advertising in Canada, even though they really should.
How do you know this? The restaurants were empty most of the time. Why don't you invest since you love it so much?
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LNahid2000 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2016 10:05 am
How do you know this? The restaurants were empty most of the time.
Empty is a relative term.
The Queen street location includes customers that got their milkshake to go (in the summer)
The Yonge & St. Clair location did look busy at times.
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playnicee1 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2016 12:52 pm
Empty is a relative term.
The Queen street location includes customers that got their milkshake to go (in the summer)
The Yonge & St. Clair location did look busy at times.
I don't think people getting milkshakes for $2 to go on a Tuesday were making them any money. If you think it's such a good investment, put your money where your mouth is.
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LNahid2000 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2016 1:01 pm
I don't think people getting milkshakes for $2 to go on a Tuesday were making them any money. If you think it's such a good investment, put your money where your mouth is.
Who said anything about Tuesdays? Tuesdays are when it was CRAZY busy. I only said busy.

Maybe drag a Toronto star writer into this and see if she'll invest? ("Sourced exclusive") http://www.thestar.com/life/sourced/201 ... urced.html

(and yes, it could have been done for $3.99 instead of $4.59, making it more profitable because they would have sold more.)
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playnicee1 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2016 1:12 pm

(and yes, it could have been done for $3.99 instead of $4.59, making it more profitable because they would have sold more.)
Right, because as usual you know everything about every fast food company's finances.
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LNahid2000 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2016 1:17 pm
Right, because as usual you know everything about every fast food company's finances.
It was Chapman's ice cream for god's sake, I doubt brand of ice cream was part of the problem, and yes, when it comes to ice cream, I do know how to make various things work...
The actual cost of new equipment might be the roadblock, but not the actual sale of ice cream.
It's the sales that need to happen, so $3.99 would have worked.
$4.59 was too high.
Then you have size of cup...
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playnicee1 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2016 1:23 pm
It was Chapman's ice cream for god's sake, I doubt brand of ice cream was part of the problem, and yes, when it comes to ice cream, I do know how to make various things work...
The actual cost of new equipment might be the roadblock, but not the actual sale of ice cream.
It's the sales that need to happen, so $3.99 would have worked.
$4.59 was too high.
Right, and anything over $1 for a piece of fried chicken is too high :facepalm:
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LNahid2000 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2016 1:27 pm
Right, and anything over $1 for a piece of fried chicken is too high :facepalm:
Yes, actually, for the drumstick. A dollar can be done.
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playnicee1 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2016 12:29 am
Every investment has it's own unique complications no matter what you do. Carl's jr. is still a good investment, but like I said already, just make sure there is an extra budget for billboard advertising because head office won't pay for any advertising in Canada, even though they really should.
Its not a accident 6 points is trying to get out of their deal, clearly they must've been losing $ at a unsustainable rate to try to close & pull out so soon after investing so heavily. I think within 12 months there won't be any Carls Jr left in Canada. I've been to both Toronto locations multiple times & both were never at full capacity or even close to it, except possibly on opening day (when I wasn't at either place)

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