Carl's Jr. founder succumbs following bout of pneumonia
Staff and wire reports ē January 11, 2008
The founder of the Carl's Jr. fast-food chain suffered from Parkinsonís disease and was being treated for pneumonia when he died at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, said Beth Mansfield, a spokeswoman for CKE Restaurants Inc.
His son, Carl L. Karcher of Palm Desert, has lived in the Coachella Valley for 23 years. He said his father passed away Friday night, surrounded by family.