Carl’s Junior is a fast food chain which was founded in the Western and Southwestern States. With rapid expansion into Canada, numerous new locations were required. The Arrow team worked alongside Group 2 Architects to deliver a number of Carl’s Junior locations across Alberta Red Deer, and Lloydminster); Edmonton’s locations were both conversions to existing locations, while the Red Deer and Lloydminster locations were tenant improvements to existing CRU space.
All locations incorporate commercial kitchens, considerations for drive through space, and dining areas. Given that Carl’s Junior projects are essentially prototypical, and that these prototypes are designed in the States, our team had to examine prototypes in order to ‘Canadianize’ them, giving consideration especially to our Northern climate. Mechanical design incorporated design concepts from prototypical franchise plans and modified them to suit local climatic conditions, including treatment of make-up air for the kitchen exhaust systems.