First Carl’s Jr. in Greater Dallas Area Opens in Mesquite

Carl’s Jr. is bringing another star to the Lone Star State as its iconic smiling mascot, Happy Star, will help mark the newest restaurant opening Friday, Sept. 17, in Mesquite, Texas. The Mesquite unit is the first stand-alone Carl’s Jr. restaurant in the greater Dallas area, with more to come before the end of the year.

The community is invited to stop by and enjoy the new restaurant at 2104 North Galloway. Its doors officially open at 6 a.m. Friday, and customers can experience what Californians have known since 1941 – there’s nothing better than a charbroiled, premium-quality burger from Carl’s Jr. The restaurant will include a 24-hour drive thru.

This is the first of several Carl’s Jr. restaurants slated to open in the coming months in the greater Dallas area, as well as Dallas proper. The next opening is scheduled in two weeks in Carrollton, at 2760 Midway Road.

As part of a large planned expansion into Texas by parent company CKE Restaurants, Inc., the company has multiple franchise commitments to open 270 additional Carl’s Jr. units throughout Texas in the next 10 years, and will continue focusing on Texas for company-operated unit expansion as well.

The new restaurant in Mesquite is owned and operated by franchise group RWJP Star Enterprises, LLC, based in Addison, Texas. RWJP operates four Carl’s Jr. restaurants in Texas, with plans to open more than 100 additional units over the next decade.

“We are proud to continue our growth in Texas with our new Carl’s Jr. location in Mesquite,” said Ken Shotwell, executive vice president of RWJP, the franchisee operating the new restaurant. “We invite everyone to come on in, introduce yourselves and try one of our unique variety of big premium burgers, and also make our delicious Made from Scratch Biscuits part of their morning routine.”

The newly built, retro-style Carl’s Jr. restaurant features fresh, new products and tried-and-tested favorites, combining the classic feel of a diner with the quality service that customers have come to expect from Carl’s Jr. over the years.

The menu includes a large variety of signature Carl’s Jr. charbroiled hamburgers and chicken sandwiches, including the Western Bacon Cheeseburger made with two onion rings, tangy barbecue sauce and two strips of bacon. Visitors also can try the delicious line of Six Dollar Burgers, so named because they are comparable in taste and quality to sit-down-restaurant burgers costing $6 or more.  Prices start at just $3.99 for The Six Dollar Burger, made with almost half a pound of 100 percent Black Angus beef and feature premium toppings like whole leaf lettuce and red onion. Additional toppings include guacamole, jalapenos and Portobello mushrooms.

Among new products on the menu are Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders. Freshly prepared premium, all-white-meat chicken, hand-dipped in buttermilk, lightly breaded and fried to a golden brown, the tenders are served with a choice of dipping sauces.

Morning visitors can indulge in Made from Scratch Biscuits, baked hot and fresh every morning and served with all their favorite breakfast toppings. The signature Monster Biscuit is made with bacon, a sausage patty, egg and two slices of cheese all piled high on a Made from Scratch biscuit. Other unique breakfast items include the Breakfast Burger and several breakfast burritos.

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