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  • 5/24/17 8:00 am EDT

    Gary Sinise Foundation, Stand Up and Play Foundation, and USA Cares named national beneficiaries for 2017

    FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® restaurants, kicks off its seventh annual Stars for Heroes™ fundraising campaign this week at participating locations nationwide. The program, which has raised more than $6.5 million since its inception in 2011, promotes the compassion and generosity of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s customers, franchisees and employees to support our nation’s active-dutymore...
  • 5/13/17 1:39 pm EDT


    Animal welfare is an important issue to CKE Restaurants, our stakeholders, franchisees, investors and guests. We believe that our policies should be developed based on current scientific opinions, industry regulations, and advice from industry experts and our suppliers. Our suppliers are expected to meet or exceed government regulations and established industry standards.ANIMAL WELFAREBeefAll facilities that handle live animals must adhere to good animal husbandry practices and operate inmore...
  • 5/10/17 8:00 am EDT

    Pioneering fast food chains turn up the heat on value-menu competition with new burger featuring Jalapeños and Santa Fe Sauce

    FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, the sister quick service restaurant (QSR) chains known for pioneering incredible quality, iconic American burgers at affordable prices, today announce their latest—and spiciest—value innovation yet: the Jalapeño Double Cheeseburger, now available at participating restaurants nationwide for only $2.49. Built on two of the brands’ world-famous charbroiled beef patties, the Carl’s Jr. Jalapeñomore...
  • 4/13/17 4:10 pm EDT

    New burger offering topped with real, boneless, baby back ribs is unveiled nationally this week on the Friday, April 14 episode of ABC-TV’s award-winning “Shark Tank”

    FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After welcoming back fictional founder “Carl Hardee Sr.,” and purging their past live on the internet last weekend, sister quick service restaurant (QSR) chains Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® today announce their next and most epic food innovation: the Baby Back Rib Burger. The new offering, which is the first-ever QSR burger to feature real, boneless, baby back ribs, serves as the ultimate expression of the brands’ recently reclaimedmore...
  • 4/6/17 8:00 am EDT

    Fast food pioneers and web giant partner for two hours of epic, viewer-driven mayhem

    FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® restaurant chains, announce a branded activation with social video platform, Twitch, so massively explosive that it couldn’t be contained by a sound stage, taped-off city block, or, if we’re being honest, any location inhabited by living creatures within a five-mile radius. Safety first, right? Now that “Carl Hardee Sr.” is in, and hismore...
  • 3/29/17 10:00 am EDT

    Fast food titan introduces overhauled advertising direction emphasizing food quality, innovation and deep-rooted history as QSR industry pioneers

    FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® restaurant chains, today announced the official launch of its new advertising direction and brand ethos, beginning with declaring their rightful status as “Pioneers of the Great American Burger”; the title will also serve as the company’s new ad tagline. “CKE has always been driven by a pioneering spirit — and whether it was being the firstmore...
  • 3/28/17 8:00 am EDT

    Renowned quick service restaurant chains’ new chicken offering has “never ever” received antibiotics

    FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, the sister quick service restaurant (QSR) chains renowned for their history of pioneering deliciously innovative burgers and sandwiches, today add to their all-natural arsenal with the introduction of the all-natural, charbroiled chicken fillet with no antibiotics ever. In addition to featuring no antibiotics ever, the new chicken has no artificial ingredients, no preservatives, and is now available on all ofmore...
  • 3/22/17 8:00 am EDT

    New breakfast item features three types of pork packed inside a tortilla or biscuit

    FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hardee’s®, the quick service restaurant (QSR) chain known for its innovative history of pioneering decadently iconic breakfasts and burgers, looks to bring an end to the breakfast world as we know it with the launch of the APORKalypse Burrito and Biscuit, now available at participating restaurants system-wide. The APORKalypse Burrito brings together the three most popular types of pork — four ham slices, two sausage pattiesmore...
  • 3/21/17 4:00 pm EDT

    Respected industry leader brings record of growth to Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brands

    FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, today announced that Jason Marker has been selected as the company’s new chief executive officer. Most recently president of Kentucky Fried Chicken® U.S. (“KFC”), Marker has extensive domestic and international QSR experience and a proven track record of revenue and profit growth, innovation, and brand positioning. He brings with him experience from amore...
  • 3/2/17 1:55 pm EST

    Iconic global burger brand set to open in Chile

    SANTIAGO, Chile--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global premium burger chain Carl's Jr.® opened its first restaurant today in Chile pursuant to a franchise agreement signed between Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Corachi SpA. Located in Santiago’s beloved Providencia district at Av. Nueva Providencia 2124, Providencia, the new two-story restaurant offers premium, affordable menu items including a line of 100 percent Black Angus Beef Thickburgers® and the world-famous Western Baconmore...