About Carl Karcher:
Carl Nicholas Karcher was an American businessman, founder of the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain, now owned by parent company CKE Restaurants, Inc.
I've often been asked to run for office. I have no desire to do that, I would not want my time with the family or the company restricted because of the demands of an elected position.
And for a very special group of people, we've provided their only job. I'm speaking of course of the disabled. They have stated they don't want a hand out just a hand. We are happy to give them one.
I am happy to donate funds to various organizations that help people in need.
In addition we also hire many senior citizens.
It's no secret that I've become known for my strong political views.
We find that other employees are very enthusiastic about their fellow crew members who have disabilities-or what they previously thought of as disabilities.
We have developed overlays for the keys of the cash registers with the help of the Braille Institute, so that blind crew members can take orders and help our guests.
We have people working for us full-time because they were forced to retire at 65. I know that I never want to stop working, and I am glad that I can offer positions to others who feel the same way.
If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent, those funds are well spent.
Whenever you're successful you owe that success to the people in the community, because they are the ones buying your product.
In other restaurants you'll see employees signing to each other, since we also hire many deaf men and women.