Carl's Jr. Says It Doesn't Want to Raise Prices Next Year--Which Means it Probably Will
|Soon to cost double-digits?|
Nation's Restaurant News has the story, with an admission by Puzder that the public already perceives his company's prices as "already high." He also waffles on his pronouncement of not increasing prices by saying Carl's will be "watching what competitors do." And there you go.
One other interesting fact Nation's Restaurant News notes: Hardee's, the sister company of Carl's, has increased its sales in nine consecutive quarters, while Carl's "continues to struggle amid weak economic conditions in its core market of California."