In other restaurants you’ll see employees signing to each other, since we also hire many deaf men and women.
We find that other employees are very enthusiastic about their fellow crew members who have disabilities-or what they previously thought of as disabilities.
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Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely.- Edna St. Vincent Millay
|Birth:||16th January, 1917|
|Death:||11th January, 2008|
Born on a farm near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Karcher was the son of Ohio natives Leo and Anna Maria (Kuntz) Karcher. Leo Karcher's grandparents immigrated from Belgium; Anna Maria Kuntz was of German ancestry. Carl N. Karcher moved to Anaheim, California, where his uncle ran a small business. He was hired by his uncle and worked for him for three years, and later dropped that job to work at a bakery as a delivery boy which increased his weekly salary by $6. He married Margaret Magdalen Heinz Karcher in 1939.
Karcher and his wife started their first business, a hot dog stand, on July 17, 1941 in Los Angeles, California when they borrowed $311 against their Plymouth automobile and added $15 from Margaret's purse. The stand initially sold hot dogs and Mexican tamales. On January 16, 1945, they opened their first restaurant, Carl's Drive-In Barbecue, in Anaheim. Their restaurant quickly expanded, with the amount of restaurants numbering 100 by 1974 and over 300 by 1981. Karcher served for a time as Chairman and CEO of the company until his own company removed him from his position.
Carl Karcher received numerous awards for his philanthropy, including, in 1979, the Horatio Alger Award "for his distinction in accomplishments through individual initiative, hard work and adherence to traditional ideals." On January 16, 2007, which was his 90th birthday, Karcher and his deceased wife Margaret were recognized with the placement of a star on the Anaheim/Orange County Walk of Stars.
Karcher died on January 11, 2008, from complications of Parkinson's Disease, only 5 days before his 91st birthday.
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