Carl's Jr.

For years, corporate offices were based in Anaheim. The headquarters relocated 13 years ago to Carpinteria. (File Photo)

By Nancy Luna, Staff Writer
March 8, 2016 – Updated 5:10 p.m.

The parent company of Carl’s Jr., founded in Anaheim 60 years ago, is relocating its California headquarters to Nashville, Tenn.

Carpinteria-based CKE Restaurants, which also owns St. Louis-based Hardee’s, is consolidating both offices in Tennessee, where it has several company-owned restaurants. All senior executives, including Chief Executive Andrew F. Puzder will be moving to Nashville, Chief Marketing Officer Brad Haley said.

“Most employees will be offered positions with relocation packages, and the remainder will receive job placement assistance,” the company said in statement.

Officials did not provide a number of how many people will lose their jobs. The two corporate offices employ about 150 people.

CKE said relocation, slated for early next year, is tied to the company’s success at re-franchising company-owned locations. Roughly 90 percent of restaurants are franchise-owned, including restaurants near corporate offices in St. Louis and Santa Barbara counties.

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