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Carl N. Karcher
Birth: Jan. 16, 1917
Upper Sandusky
Wyandot County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 2008
Fullerton
Orange County
California, USA

Entrepreneur. In 1941, he made a $326 investment in a hot dog stand and turned it into the multimillion-dollar fast food empire known as Carl Jr.'s restaurants. CKE Restaurants Inc., the company Karcher founded, operates 3,052 restaurants in 42 states and 13 countries, employees 62,000 people and has annual sales in excess of $1 billion. In addition to the Carl Jr.'s chain, his company also manages the Green Burrito product marketing plan in the restaurants. Karcher was known in elite circles, counting former Presidents Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and entertainer Bob Hope as friends. A devout Catholic, he had several audiences with Pope John Paul II, whom knighted him into the Order of Malta, one of the highest honors a layperson can attain. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Leo A Karcher (1890 - 1940)
  Anna M Kurtz Karcher (1893 - 1974)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Magdalen Heinz Karcher (1915 - 2006)*
 
 Children:
  Carleen Karcher (1947 - 1993)*
 
 Siblings:
  Pauline Elizabeth Karcher Smalley (1913 - 2007)*
  Ralph S. Karcher (1915 - 2006)*
  Carl N. Karcher (1917 - 2008)
  Albert Leo Karcher (1918 - 2008)*
  Bernard Karcher (1925 - 2012)*
  Donald Fredrick Karcher (1927 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
Orange
Orange County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jan 12, 2008
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You're missed. Still love your burgers.
- Keny Kennedy
 Added: May. 7, 2016

- A Family Celebration Of Life
 Added: Mar. 8, 2016
Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Jan. 16, 2016
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