BOLD SINCE BURGER #1
Checkers & Rally’s restaurants were born out of the idea that a bland and flavorless burger was downright bad and that Americans everywhere deserved a better tasting burger — one that was unexpectedly bold, made-to-order and priced at a value that was hard to beat. Founded by experienced foodies with a renegade spirit, both the Checkers & Rally’s unique double drive-thru concept, with its over-the-top checkerboard squares, chrome styling, red neon signs and of course the food, was an instant hit. These two new burger experiences were hot, fresh and served with a smile. People were hooked, and the world of cookie cutter corporate burger establishments was about to change.
- Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. burst onto the burger scene with their over-the-top flavors in 1986 in Mobile, Alabama.
- Rally’s Hamburgers, Inc. first fired up the grill and started cooking in 1985 in Louisville, Kentucky.
TWO GREAT FLAVORS UNITE
After successfully opening and maintaining 200+ restaurant chain businesses in several Midwestern and Southeastern states, in 1999 Checkers & Rally’s would bring their passion for big flavor together. This successful merger would make Checkers & Rally’s the largest double drive thru restaurant chain in the country. Which in turn would only help bolster both the Checkers & Rally’s brands on all fronts. Today Checkers & Rally’s have more than 800 restaurants open in the United States. And with the hard working, can-do attitude that every Checkers & Rally’s employee and franchisee brings to work with them every day, we’re only certain to grow even more.