The parent company of Carl's Jr., CKE Restaurants Inc. is considering moving from California to Texas. CKE stands for Carl Karcher Enterprises. My father went to work for Carl when he only had 3 restaurants in Anaheim Ca. My god father is or was,(I'm now past the age for one) Carl's brother Frank Karcher. Carl started and grew his company in California against all odds from a hot dog cart. I still recall Christmas Eve at the Vons in down town Anaheim just before I moved to Humboldt Co. I was in the check out line and Carl was in front of me. He and his company were as Californian as In n' Out Burger.
Carl has passed on and his company is not family owned like In n' Out. I'm not sure he would be in favor of moving the company headquarters to Texas were he still alive. This is like a part of my childhood being shipped off to the lowest bidder. I say if they make the move, we invite In n' Out Burger to the market.
Until they show up, we do have many local burger places that even sell Humboldt Grass Fed Beef burgers. These are better for you than In n' Out but they aren't always as consistent. I am using this break from my childhood to ask, does anyone else want an In n' Out Burger in Eureka?