Star Franchise Association

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 over 1,200 franchise restaurants in the Western United States.

Our Mission

Our mission is to unify franchisees and lead our Brand to enhanced financial viability by living our Carl’s Jr. culture and utilizing the resources and talents of our franchise community while leveraging our strength to demand best-in-class vision and support from our franchisor.


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

  • 01

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

  • 04

    Developing purchasing efficiencies.

  • 02

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

  • 05

    Formalizing lines of communication among franchisees.

  • 03

    Developing legal opinions on system-wide franchisee issues.

  • 06

    Creating and maintaining relationships with our Vendors and other Associates


Amir Siddiqi

President | OC Burger Boys

Jay Hafemeister

Vice President | JH Foods, LTD

David Farnum

Treasurer | Murphy’s Star

Warren Forsythe

Secretary | StarCorp

Sam Wong

Womar, Inc.

Bryce Olson

BTO Investments

Dana McClure


Lauren Karcher


Marketing Committee

Chair: Amir Siddiqi, Chad Crawford (CKE), Ned Lyerly (CKE -Participate)
Members: Warren Forsythe

POS/IT/Delivery Committee

Chair: Jay Hafemeister, Bryce Olson, Phil Crawford (CKE), Chad Crawford (CKE)
Members: Dana McClure, Mike Borchard, Newton Hoang, Robert Bearden, Chris Schefler

Ops Committee

Chair: David Farnum, Ron Coolbaugh (CKE)
Members: Beve Mills, Gary Zurmuhle, Dana McClure, Lauren Karcher

Purchasing/Spend Smart/PEG Fund Committee

Chair: Amir Siddiqi, John Dunion (CKE)
Members: Sam Wong, Mike Borchard, Daljit Hundal

Remodel/Real Estate/Construction Committee

Chair: Warren Forsythe, Jim Sullivan (CKE)
Members: Sam Wong, Brett Wiles, Clayton Jones

Conference/Golf/Charity Committee

Chair: Lauren Karcher, Paul Whitebread (CKE)
Members: Pam Hundal, Beve Mills, Calina Borja

Finance Committee

Chair: Warren Forsythe, Lance Tucker (CKE)
Members: Sam Wong, Dana McClure

North Star Committee

Chair: Cliff Drescher (CKE)
Members: Amir Siddiqi, Warren Forsythe, Jay Hafemeister

Associate Members