Carl s Jr. is a chain of fast-food restaurants. Its menu includes hash brown nuggets, French toast dips, croissants, and steak and egg burritos. The chain also offers chili cheese, guacamole bacon, jalapeno and teriyaki varieties of burgers. Additionally, it provides a range of beverages that includes ice cream shakes, soft drinks, juices, lemonade and milk. The chain was founded by Carl and Margaret Karcher in 1941. Carl s Jr. operates more than 1,000 restaurants and employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants, a publicly listed company that operates more than 3,000 restaurants in over 10 countries. Carl s Jr. maintains a presence in Anchorage, Alaska.