A ground breaking ceremony for a new Carl's Jr. Restaurant is set to take place Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 11:15 a.m. at 5524 Soundview Drive, according to Susan Richards of Gig Harbor.
The endeavor has been in the works for the Richard’s family for a number of years. Susan and her husband, Jim, along with their son, Jay, will operate the franchise together.
“The Gig Harbor community has been very responsive and receptive to this project,” Richards said.
Jay Richards will be the youngest franchise owner in the national restaurant chain. Now that training is completed, he is looking forward to starting his position of General Manager when the store officially opens in mid-November.
Father Bailey of Saint Nicholas Catholic church will be in attendance for the blessing of the site as well as other members of the business community, family and friends.