CARL'S JR. TEAMS WITH THE LAKERS TO OFFER A SLAM DUNK GIFT

CARPINTERIA, Calif. - November 12, 2008 - Need a gift for the Lakers fan on your holiday list? Avoid a personal foul and dribble over to your closest Carl's Jr. to pick up a collectible Los Angeles Lakers gift card. Starting today, Carl's Jr. fans can give the gift of their favorite food and show support for their favorite team through the unique look of this limited-edition card. This is the first time a major fast food chain has partnered with an NBA team to offer a gift card.

"Carl's Jr. has been a sponsor of the Los Angeles Lakers for six seasons, so offering a collectible Carl's Jr. gift card with the Lakers' logo made perfect sense for us," said Anne Blumenstein, Carl's Jr. vice president of field marketing and media. "It's a fun and unique way for our customers to give Carl's Jr. to their burger-loving, sports enthusiast friends."

The new cards come complete with a Lakers-themed holder and are available for any gift card purchase of $15 or more. Cards will be available from November 12 through December 2, 2008, while supplies last, at all Carl's Jr. locations throughout Southern California. Visit www.carlsjr.com to find the restaurant nearest you.