Thursday, January 24, 2008
Carl Karcher remembered
Before he had business reverses and then got sick, Carl Karcher, founder of the Carl's Jr. fast-food chain, was a fixture at social, philanthropic and political events in Orange County. He was always outgoing and cheerful, with a booming voice and a manner that made you think he was really happy to see you again. And his hot-dog-stand-to-international-chain story was a classic American Dream story. Here's how the Register remembered him after he died at 90.