Fast food fans have a new destination: The first Carl’s Jr. in Manhattan is now open on 34th St., a block from Penn Station, Madison Square Garden and Macy’s. It’s also the first Carl’s Jr. to serve beer and wine, although not for breakfast.
The new location is a large two-story restaurant, open daily, 6:30am–2am, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Though the chain has more than 3,300 outlets nationwide, this is just the second one in NYC, and the first in Manhattan. The other NYC location opened earlier in January in Coney Island, to less fanfare.
It signals that Carl’s Jr. will expand to the Northeast from its Midwest and Western base.
It will serve the chain’s popular and moderately priced menu including its iconic, 100-percent Black Angus Thickburgers® to Made from Scratch™ Biscuits and Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™.
Jolly Rancher milkshakes are being added soon.
They also promise to make fresh buttermilk biscuits every 15 minutes.
The two new NYC locations are part of the chain’s expansion into the Northeast, and just the latest national chain to open in Midtown, Times Square and the Theater District.
The new Carl’s Jr. is at 425 Seventh Ave., between 33rd and 34th Street, sandwiched (pardon the pun) between McDonald’s and Hooters, so it will be interesting to watch the competition for customers.
Images courtesy Carl’s Jr and 34th St. BID.