Monday, January 31, 2011

Orange County Board of Supervisors approves entry of Carl's Jr. in the "Terminal C" at SNA

All of us that work at JWA are really excited about this announcement......something other that McDonalds!

The Orange County Board of Supervisors recently awarded a ten (10) year lease to CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl's Jr.® as the Fast Food concessionaire in John Wayne Airport's (JWA) Terminal C, scheduled to open in late 2011. The lease is part of an overall plan to bring more variety and dining choices to passengers traveling through the Thomas F. Riley Terminal.

Carl's Jr. has proposed an extensive menu to include breakfast items, charbroiled burgers and chicken sandwiches, kids' meals, and Mexican fare with their dual-branded Green Burrito® menu, plus desserts and beverages.

"Carl's Jr. was founded in Orange County and is well-known by our customers. This first-class organization is known throughout the West and will bring an additional quick-service dining option for John Wayne Airport passengers," said Alan L. Murphy, Airport Director.

"We're pleased to be bringing Carl's Jr. to John Wayne Airport in Terminal C," said Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl's Jr. "We look forward to offering our premium-quality food to the busy travelers and employees at the airport."

Carl's Jr. franchisee James Yeung of Brea will operate the restaurant in Terminal C. CKE Restaurants operates more than 3,100 restaurants in 42 states and 18 countries, including 1,245 Carl's Jr. restaurants and 1,896 Hardee's® restaurants. Carl's Jr. is celebrating 70 years in the quick-service industry, while Hardee's recently celebrated 50 years. CKE has Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants located in several airports in the United States and abroad.

CKE's lease is an important component of the overall concessions plan at John Wayne Airport. The Board of Supervisors also awarded a contract to McDonald's USA, LLC to operate a Fast Food concession in Terminals A and B. In other recent business, the Board of Supervisors awarded leases to HMSHost as the Primary Food and Beverage concessionaire and Paradies-OC, LLC and Hudson Group for News and Gift concessions. Three Specialty concessions were also previously awarded by the Orange County Board of Supervisors - Caterina's, Subway and Vino Volo.

(JWA Press Release)

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