Carl's Jr. Teams Up With eViva Group to Test Quick Money Card(TM)

New 'Cash Card' Does Not Require Bank Account And

Will Serve Hispanic Consumers



Feb 11, 2002, 00:00 ET from Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.

    ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.
 and eViva Group, Inc. announce that they will test the eViva! Quick Money
 Card(TM) at the Carl's Jr. restaurant located at 2401 Florence Avenue in
 Huntington Park, Calif.  The eViva! Quick Money Card is a new ATM and stored-
 value card geared toward Hispanics that does not require the consumer to have
 identification or a bank account.
     "The Hispanic community remains a priority for our company," said Rick
 Fortman, executive vice president of operations for Carl's Jr.  "We are
 excited to test the program at our restaurant and hope that we will soon be
 able to offer all our guests this extra service."
     The eViva! Quick Money Card can be purchased for $5 at the Huntington Park
 Carl's Jr. starting Tuesday, February 12, 2002.  It is reusable and consumers
 may "load" it at any time at the restaurant.  Through the use of an assigned
 PIN number, the money loaded onto the card may be immediately accessed for
 purchases at participating retailers.  If the cardholder wishes to transfer
 funds to family or friends, additional cards can be purchased and sent to
 recipients.
     According to The eViva Group, language barriers and fear and mistrust of
 the banking system are some of the reasons Hispanics rely on cash for daily
 transactions and money transfers to family and friends across the border.  The
 eViva Quick Money Card will allow consumers to send funds via ATMs across the
 globe, making funds available worldwide in real time.
     "While the eViva! Quick Money Card was designed with the Latino community
 in mind, the card can be used by anyone," said Robert Acosta, chief executive
 officer of eViva Group of Santa Barbara, Calif.  "It is perfect for payroll
 and direct deposit, college students, armed forces personnel and other
 entities and individuals who need to move money in a safe and convenient way
 through the ATM network."
 
     Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE
 Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:   CKR), owns, operates and franchises a system of
 966 Carl's Jr. quick-service restaurants in 12 Western states, Mexico and the
 Philippines.
 
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    ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.
 and eViva Group, Inc. announce that they will test the eViva! Quick Money
 Card(TM) at the Carl's Jr. restaurant located at 2401 Florence Avenue in
 Huntington Park, Calif.  The eViva! Quick Money Card is a new ATM and stored-
 value card geared toward Hispanics that does not require the consumer to have
 identification or a bank account.
     "The Hispanic community remains a priority for our company," said Rick
 Fortman, executive vice president of operations for Carl's Jr.  "We are
 excited to test the program at our restaurant and hope that we will soon be
 able to offer all our guests this extra service."
     The eViva! Quick Money Card can be purchased for $5 at the Huntington Park
 Carl's Jr. starting Tuesday, February 12, 2002.  It is reusable and consumers
 may "load" it at any time at the restaurant.  Through the use of an assigned
 PIN number, the money loaded onto the card may be immediately accessed for
 purchases at participating retailers.  If the cardholder wishes to transfer
 funds to family or friends, additional cards can be purchased and sent to
 recipients.
     According to The eViva Group, language barriers and fear and mistrust of
 the banking system are some of the reasons Hispanics rely on cash for daily
 transactions and money transfers to family and friends across the border.  The
 eViva Quick Money Card will allow consumers to send funds via ATMs across the
 globe, making funds available worldwide in real time.
     "While the eViva! Quick Money Card was designed with the Latino community
 in mind, the card can be used by anyone," said Robert Acosta, chief executive
 officer of eViva Group of Santa Barbara, Calif.  "It is perfect for payroll
 and direct deposit, college students, armed forces personnel and other
 entities and individuals who need to move money in a safe and convenient way
 through the ATM network."
 
     Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE
 Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:   CKR), owns, operates and franchises a system of
 966 Carl's Jr. quick-service restaurants in 12 Western states, Mexico and the
 Philippines.
 
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