Checkers was founded in 1986 in Mobile, Alabama, by Jim Mattei and went public in 1991. Rally's was founded in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1985. In 1991 and 1992, Rally's absorbed Maxie's of America, Snapps Drive-Thru, and Zipps Drive-Thru. In 1996, Rally's was bought by CKE Restaurants, parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's.What is a checker Burger?
Checkers & Rally’s states directly on their website that their burgers are made of 100% beef (USDA inspected pure beef and contain no fillers). Burgers are blended with spices that they generously sprinkle on every burger after tossing it onto the grill.