Iconic CA Company Carl’s Jr. Flees ‘Golden State’ for TN
Some people, and companies, vote with their feet. California has become very unfriendly to businesses, with high taxes and regulations. More, and more, businesses are leaving the State, in search of places where they can conduct their business without government breathing down their necks and imposing high taxes and regulations. – Shorty Dawkins
This article comes from Breitbart.com
by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
Carl’s Jr., the iconic California “healthier” fast-food chain, announced earlier this month that it is quitting the Golden State for greener pastures in Tennessee.
Investors Business Daily reports: “CKE Restaurants (Carl Karcher Enterprises), the corporate parent of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants, announced that they are relocating to Nashville, Tennessee.”
According to the company’s website, it was in 1941 that a young “Carl N. Karcher and his wife, Margaret, [made] a leap of faith … For 70 years and over 1,200 restaurants later, Carl’s Jr.® has become known as the place to go all across the West for juicy, delicious charbroiled burgers.”
The move to the deep South by a company that self-identifies as “Western” should come as no surprise to anyone whose paying attention to California politics.
Andy Puzder, CKE’s CEO, has been threatening to move for several years, warning California’s elected officials and regulators that if they did not do something to reign in the prohibitively high cost of building a new store and doing business in California, CKE would leave.
That day has finally come, even though the IBD story notes that “CKE’s official line is that the firm is relocating because it has less need for office space as it consolidates operations.”