About SFA

Our purpose is to create a unified franchisee organization that brings together the resources, talents, creativity and knowledge of all Carl’s Jr. operators in order to allow us to maximize the value for our businesses and to promote stability and security for all franchisees within the Carl’s Jr. system.

Current membership includes over 75 companies representing nearly 1,000 franchise restaurants in the Western United States.

Our Mission


Communicating in a recognized and unified voice from the franchisees to the franchisor.


Working with the franchisor for the common good of the system.


Protecting and enhancing the economic investments of the franchisees.


Serving as a resource for the franchise community.

Our Goals


Establishing a representative board of directors that represent all franchisees both geographically and in number of units.


Developing legal opinions on system-wide franchisee issues.


Formalizing lines of communication among franchisees.


Working with the franchisor in the roll-out of new equipment, programs and products.


Developing purchasing efficiencies.


Creating and maintaining relationships with our Vendors and other Associates

2017-2018 Board Members

John Nelson  – President
Greenstar Foods

Amir Siddiqi – Vice President
New Horizon Foods/OC Burger Boys

Dan Gjurgevich – Treasurer
Stedfast Foods

Jennifer Dowling – Secretary
Dowling Enterprises

Jay Hafemeister
JH Foods, LTD

Sam Wong
Womar, Inc.

Aaron Sandvik
Sandvik Enterprises

Beve Mills
Foods North

Associate Members

Contact SFA

Please contact us for general information regarding the Star Franchise Association