City Province / State Country Zip / Postal Code
Primary Contract Secondary Contract Fax Number E-mail Address
Date of Incorporation Incorporated in: (City / Country) Have you applied for a CKE Franchise previously?
Type of Organization:
Private Public Partnership
Company Officer's) / Official Designated to Sign Franchise Agreement (Name, Title, Contact Information):
Please describe the primary business of the company,
Describe how, if at all, a franchise will compliment your existing business activities. Do synergies exist?
Describe the competitive advantage that your group offers compared to other franchise applicants and other QSR restaurant operators in the market.
How will the franchise development plan be financed? (Identify sources of capital)
Do you currently own any other food or retail franchises?
Please indicate, in order, the territory preferences where the company wishes to develop.
1 2 3
BUSINESS INVESTMENTS - List all business investments in which the company has a financial interest.
Business Name Address Position / Ownership %
BUSINESS REFERENCES - List at least three, Attach a separate sheet if additional space is needed,
Company Name Contact Address / Phone Number / Contact Information
BANKING REFERENCES - List at least three, Attach a separate sheet if additional space is needed,
Bank Name Contact Address
OTHER BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Have you or any applicable partners, officers, directors or shareholders within your business affiliations ever:
1 Had any administrative, criminal, or civil action alleging a violation of any franchise law, fraud, embezzlement, fraudulent conversation, restraint of
trade, unfair or deceptive practices, misappropriation of property, comparable allegations? Yes No
2 Been convicted of a felony or pleaded 'no contest' to a felony charge or been held liable in a civil action by a final judgment or been the subject of a
material complaint or other legal proceeding such as a felony, civil action complaint, misappropriation of property, or comparable allegation? Yes
3 Been adjudged bankrupt or reorganized due to insolvency? Yes No
If you answered "Yes" to any of the above, please explain:
All information contained herein is confidential and is strictly for the purpose of facilitating the CKE franchise application process.
The submission of this application dose not obligate either the application or CKE in any manner, nor does it imply that there is any legal or commercial
relationship between either party. CKE reserves the sole right to approve or disapprove the application for any reason it may determine, and in the event
that CKE disapproves the application, it shell have no liability to the undersigned. It is merely a preliminary procedure.
Acknowledgment is made that the information supplied by me is true and correct. I hereby authorize Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc. to obtain any
information about my credit history or other information that is deems appropriate to evaluate my suitability as a potential CKE franchisee.
The application must be completed in its entirety with the following attached for franchise consideration:
1 Copy of Articles of incorporation of corporate entity.
2 Annual Report (including profit and loss statements and balance sheet) or certified financial statement for the last three years.
ADDITION ATTACHMENT REQUIRED FOR CORPORATE APPLICATION CHECKLIST
Corporate/LLC applications are submitted by high net worth companies. Financial statements submitted MUST be audited or
reviewed by a CPA firm or equivalent. Compiled statements ARE NOT acceptable for corporate applications. Partnerships
should use individual applications.
● Articles of incorporation for each entity
● List of Shareholders for each entity
● Registered business addresses and contact information for all Principals, and all related Corporate Entities
● Three (3) years of financial statements for the group and related businesses, including balance sheet and
profit and loss statements
● Three (3) Years of government tax returns
● A resume detailing the background and experience of the designated Managing Director and Operator Candidate
The attached checklist should be used as a cover for the required documents listed above when submitted to CKE.
Please note that the Corporate/LLC entity submitted for the purposes of ‘financial pre-qualification approval’
will be presumed by CKE to be the intended Franchisee or, serve as the primary guarantor of the Franchisee.
√ Please check each box indicating that the corresponding item is completed and attached. Use
this sheet as a cover document.
− CKE Franchise Application
− Articles of Incorporation (each entity)
− List of shareholders (each entity)
− Registered business addresses and contact information for all Principals,
and all related Corporate Entities
− Three (3) years of audited financial statements for the group and related
businesses, including balance sheet and profit and loss statements
− Three (3) previous years of government tax returns
− A resume detailing the background and experience of the designated
Managing Director and Operator Candidate
Incomplete Applications will not be considered for approval.
Please send documents in confidence to: