Carl's Jr.

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Carl's Jr. is an American fast-food chain founded as a hot-dog cart by Carl Karcher in 1941. It is famous for creating a variety of American dishes in the fast-food format. In 1976, to promote the King Kong remake, the Burger Chef restaurants that were later bought by Carl's Jr. produced four collectible drinking glasses with King Kong designs. In the year 2000, in order to promote Godzilla: The Series, Carl's Jr. and their adopted brand Hardee's released Godzilla-themed merchandise. Since then, they have associated themselves with the MonsterVerse films Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Godzilla vs. Kong.

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

King Kong (1976)[edit | edit source]

In 1976, the Burger Chef restaurants, later bought by Hardee's, a daughter company of Carl's Jr., produced four drinking glasses with unique King Kong designs printed on them, available with a new design every week with the purchase of a large meal, or for 59¢ with the purchase of a medium Coca-Cola.

Godzilla: The Series[edit | edit source]

In 2000, as part of a promotion, Carl's Jr. produced Godzilla toys to be distributed with their kid's meals. They included:

  • A helicopter spinning disc launcher
  • A fire shooting Godzilla
  • A Baby Godzilla with an egg
  • A Heat-Seeker stamper with paper

Godzilla (2014)[edit | edit source]

In 2014, Carl's Jr. produced a collectible cup with a Godzilla print on it to promote the American Godzilla film that was released that year.

Kong: Skull Island[edit | edit source]

In 2017, Carl's Jr. produced another collectible cup with a Kong print on it to promote Kong: Skull Island, as well as a small merchandise line, consisting of a lanyard, a keychain, and a towel with images pertaining to the film on them, available free with the purchase of a large meal.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters[edit | edit source]

In 2019, to promote Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Carl's Jr. restaurants in Mexico released exclusive cups featuring images of Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.

Godzilla vs. Kong[edit | edit source]

In 2021, to promote Godzilla vs. Kong, Carl's Jr. sold exclusive Godzilla and Kong-themed sandwiches.

Commercials[edit | edit source]

Burger Chef King Kong Glasses Commercial

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