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Pre-CKE Green Burrito Locations

Posted: 06 Jul 2012 23:43
by submariner
I'll need a little help from my fellow LA/Orange County denziens here... Does anybody know the backstory to the standalone Green Burrito location in Cypress at Valley View and Ball? I do know the history more or less up to the 2001 CKE acquisition of GB (this location was a Del Taco till about 92 or 93 when Del Taco moved out and Green Burrito moved in) and I know that CKE now integrates Green Burrito into many of its restauraunts. But what of this little anomaly? I went there today out of nostalgia, and they still feature the full menu not found at Carl's Jr locations (specifically the Big Ed Burrito) and the whole ambiance is still of the small chain from the 90's. In fact, aside from the name itself (even the logo hasn't been updated) there are no ties whatsoever to Carl's Jr to be found.

So is it still owned by CKE? Their locator site doesn't list it (though there's an old Google search listing to a defunct CKE site)... Is it an independent licensee of the name by some special arrangement?

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Green Burrito by dirtyblueshirt, on Flickr

Re: Pre-CKE Green Burrito Locations

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 21:23
by J-Man
Can't help too much with your questions, but I do know there's also one more stand-alone (i.e., non-Carl's Jr.) Green Burrito--it's in La Habra on Whittier Blvd. I think the Cypress location and this one are the last of the original chain that began in Hawaiian Gardens.

Re: Pre-CKE Green Burrito Locations

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 02:22
by javelin
That looks like a former Naugles. Stand alone Green Burrito locations are still around. Some are in strip malls like the one in Apple Valley.