Carls Jr Business Briefcase Glendale

A Carl’s Jr. in Glendale recently sold, but the new owner plans to keep it as such.

Have no fear; Carl’s Jr. is here — to stay, that is.

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And the first item on today’s agenda, as mentioned moments ago, involves Carl’s Jr. The Glendale location, at 5775 W. Northern Avenue, east of the southeast corner of Northern and 59th avenues, was recently sold for $1.7 million as part of a two-location purchase. (The other one is in Tucson.) But this may not mean much to residents, or even avid burger enthusiasts, as the new owner, Phoenix-based Starcorp LLC, plans to keep operating both locations as Carl’s Jr.

Chris Hollenbeck and Brad Douglass of Cushman and Wakefield represented seller Strata Equity Group, Inc., which previously controlled the two locations.

“Starcorp has been a well-known Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s franchisee here in Arizona, and we are glad they were able to purchase these properties to continue to operate the locations under the Carl’s Jr. name,” Hollenbeck said.

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On a different subject, the Arizona Airports Association (AzAA) awarded two Airport Executives of the Year and one Corporate Member of the Year at its spring conference in Laughlin, Nevada — and a Glendale man received one award.

Joe Husband of Glendale Municipal Airport received one of two 2019 Airport Executive of the Year awards; Dr. Robin Sobotta of Prescott Regional Airport nabbed the other. Jared Bass of Dibble Engineering was named this year’s Corporate Member of the Year.

Husband is the current airport administrator and general manager of Glendale Municipal Airport. His career spans nearly 30 years, during which he has worked many different management roles. In his tenure, he has been director of three airports, two of which were general aviation reliever airports and one of which was a Part 139-certificated airport in transition. For more than half a year, last year, he managed two airports simultaneously. One of these was, as mentioned, the Glendale airport, while the other was in Kingman. He is also a Lead FAASTeam (Federal Aviation Administration safety team) representative, Aviation Safety Advisory Group of Arizona board member and former treasurer and former president of AzAA. He previously received the 2018 ASAG Airport Safety Award for his work in Glendale. Finally, he was a founding member of the SkyKids Arizona organization, which provides two annual aviation events in Scottsdale and Goodyear to support disabled children. He also performs aviation outreach with scouting events, school programs, community organization events, Young Eagles events and Civic Air Patrol events and programs.

Finally, the Arizona Department of Revenue will hold another business tax workshop from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at the city of Glendale’s council chambers, 5850 W. Glendale Avenue. The workshop will cover transaction privilege tax basics for businesses, with topics including licensing and reporting, location-based reporting, tax rates, exemption certificates, exemption and deduction codes, added tax versus tax factoring, and calculating and reporting tax. The course is free, as is parking in the garage. Guests are welcome to bring their own devices. For more information, visit or contact

That’s all the briefs for this week. Thanks for reading!