Carl Karcher, 1917-2008

Today’s post is in remembrance of Carl Karcher, founder of Carl’s Jr. restaurants. Call me weird, stupid or downright crazy for dedicating an entry to a man that, for what it’s worth, “only” created a chain of fast-food joints. But as a southern California native, that smiling and once-freckled star that still welcomes me to each restaurant means a bit more.

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