Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.
Historically, people secured food through two methods: hunting and gathering, and agriculture. Today, most of the food energy consumed by the world population is supplied by the food industry.
ZIP codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963. The term ZIP, an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan, is properly written in capital letters and was chosen to suggest that the mail travels more efficiently, and therefore more quickly (zipping along), when senders use the code in the postal address. The basic format consists of five decimal numerical digits. An extended ZIP+4 code, introduced in the 1980s, includes the five digits of the ZIP code, a hyphen, and four more digits that determine a more specific location within a given ZIP code. The term ZIP code was originally registered as a servicemark (a type of trademark) by the U.S. Postal Service, but its registration has since expired.
ZIP codes designate only delivery points within the United States and its dependencies, as well as locations of its armed forces. There are no ZIP codes reserved for designating mail bound for foreign destinations (with the exception of U.S. military units stationed outside of the United States), and therefore, international outbound mail should not include an American ZIP code in the delivery address (many overseas countries use postal codes and these can be included in a foreign address, usually after the name of the province, state or region). The last line of a foreign address must only show the name of the country of destination.
Carl's Jr., an American-based fast-food restaurant chain, predominantly operates in the Western and Southwestern states. As of 2013[update] it has started expanding or is already in Canada, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Malaysia, Denmark, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Russia, Vietnam, Thailand, Panama, Turkey and China. CKE Restaurants, Inc owns the chain.
Carl Karcher founded the predecessor of Carl's Jr. in 1941; he jump-started his operations with the opening of his first restaurant, a sit-down full-service location called Carl’s Drive-In Barbeque. As this grew wildly successful, he decided to open up a chain of smaller restaurants called Carl's, with more limited menus. In 1954, the chain was renamed Carl's Jr. and the fast-food chain took off.]citation needed[ In combination with its sibling restaurant-chain Hardee's, Carl's Jr. is in the top ten fast-food chains in the United States after Subway (33,000+ locations), McDonald's (32,000+ locations), Burger King (11,500+ locations) ,Wendy's (6,700+ locations) , Taco Bell (6000+ locations), KFC (17,000 locations), Popeyes (1900 locations) , Chick-fil-A (1700 locations) and Church's Chicken (1600+ locations).