An article by the ABJ reports that Carl’s Jr. plans to open up several new locations in Texas as a result of California’s high cost for permit fees and time restraints for new construction. It’s true that Texas has less loop holes for businesses trying to expand their business, a key ingredient for a favorable business climate. The California-based fast food company plans to open 193 new restaurants in Texas over the next 10 years. From their wiki:
January 12, 2010 CKE announced deal to expand into the Houston metropolitan area, with the first two locations opening alone Highway 6 on the west side.
Exciting news for Texas. Fair climate for businesses and great weather for all is the perfect combination for a healthy and rapidly growing state.