2017-07-13 / Business

In Westlake, new Carl’s Jr. replaces old


CLEARING THE WAY—Debris is all that remains of the Carl’s Jr. on the corner of Westlake Boulevard and Townsgate Road. A new Carl’s Jr. with a unique design and double drive-thru, will be built on the site. 
KYLE JORREY/Acorn Newspapers CLEARING THE WAY—Debris is all that remains of the Carl’s Jr. on the corner of Westlake Boulevard and Townsgate Road. A new Carl’s Jr. with a unique design and double drive-thru, will be built on the site. KYLE JORREY/Acorn Newspapers After 40 years on the corner of Westlake Boulevard and Townsgate Road, Carl’s Jr. was demolished last week as part of a planned remodel.

A new Carl’s Jr—this one with a double-drive-thru—will be constructed in its place, said senior city planner Matt Chang, who handled the project’s permits.

“It’s going to be the same restaurant, just with a different look,” Chang said.

Prior to approving the new building, the city reviewed a study that said the addition of a drive-thru would not have a significant impact on traffic flow in the busy area. Drivers will enter on Wild Rose Court and exit via Townsgate Road, according to blueprints.

A representative for Carl’s Jr., which leases the building, said the fast-food chain first opened in Westlake in 1975.

He said the new building would be much nicer, and keep a design unique to Westlake.

“It won’t look the same as any Carl’s Jr. in Los Angeles or Orange County or San Diego,” he said.

The rep said the company is in the process of adding drive-thrus to any existing Carl’s locations that don’t have them.

“People demand drive-thrus,” he said.

Kyle Jorrey

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