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  • 6/22/16 12:00 pm EDT

    Premium restaurant sister chains become first major quick service restaurants to offer all-natural beef and chicken on their menus

    CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, best known for offering premium, restaurant-quality quick service menu options at consumer-friendly prices, today added to its industry-leading, all-natural menu with the introduction of the all-natural charbroiled chicken breast fillet, now available at restaurant locations nationwide. While the chains are perhaps best known for their creative and decadent charbroiled burger offerings, Carl’smore...
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  • 6/1/16 5:00 am EDT

    Bake-off event saw over 600 biscuit makers compete at Hardee’s headquarters in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Isabelle Reyes of St. Louis, Missouri has been officially crowned the best Hardee’s® biscuit maker in the nation. Famous for their Made From Scratch™ Biscuits, the restaurant chain recently held its National Biscuit Baking Championship on April 14th at its corporate headquarters in St. Louis, featuring over 600 biscuit makers from across 16 different states. The competitors were given 15 minutes to prepare and bake three trays ofmore...
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  • 5/25/16 11:00 am EDT

    New burger features two charbroiled beef patties, two slices of American cheese, grilled onions, Thousand Island dressing, lettuce, and tomato

    CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Carl’s Jr.® celebrates its 75-year history as one of California’s most iconic brands with the launch of its newest menu item: the California Classic Double Cheeseburger, available now at participating restaurant locations. Originally founded in Los Angeles in 1941 by Carl Karcher and his wife Margaret, Carl’s Jr. has since made a name for itself as one of the leaders in developing innovative quick service restaurant menumore...
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  • 5/25/16 9:00 am EDT

    New menu item combines the classic flavors of a gooey, melty grilled ham and cheese sandwich with a charbroiled Thickburger

    CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starting today, Hardee’s® combines two quintessentially American comfort foods into one with the introduction of the Grilled Ham ‘N’ Cheese Thickburger, available at participating restaurants. The Grilled Ham ‘N’ Cheese Thickburger features four slices of melting American and Swiss cheeses, and thinly sliced ham piled atop a charbroiled, 100 percent Black Angus beef patty, with just the right amount of mayonnaise and mustard,more...
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  • 5/24/16 8:00 am EDT

    Funds raised in 2016 will support three beneficiaries: Gary Sinise Foundation, Stand Up and Play Foundation, and USA Cares, as well as local charities across the nation

    CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® reminds active duty military, veterans and their families that they’re all “stars” with the launch of its sixth annual Stars for Heroes™ fundraising campaign. The program, which has raised more than $5 million since its inception in 2011, harnesses the compassion and generosity of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s customers, franchisees and employees to support ourmore...
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  • 5/16/16 11:00 am EDT
    CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® restaurant chains, announced today the promotion of Jim Sullivan to Executive Vice President, Domestic Development. In his new role, Sullivan will spearhead domestic and real estate development activities and focus on the company’s agenda for continual growth. Sullivan first joined CKE in 2012 as Senior Vice President of Domestic Franchise Developmentmore...
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  • 5/11/16 1:33 pm EDT

    Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s together out-perform heavy-hitting competitors such as McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s

    CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”) is proud to announce that its chains Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, which operate as one brand under two names, generated the highest net increase in U.S. locations among all freestanding hamburger drive-thru restaurants chains during calendar year 2015, according to Restaurant Trends’ YearEnd 2015 QSR MarketSHARE Report. This data reflects net new U.S. openings or the difference between newmore...
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  • 4/20/16 8:00 am EDT

    New breakfast offering features sausage, egg and two types of cheese served on an Auntie Anne’s soft pretzel roll

    CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starting today, Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® join forces with Auntie Anne’s®, the world’s largest soft pretzel franchise, to redefine the identity of a New York City sidewalk staple with the introduction of the Pretzel Breakfast Sandwich, available at participating restaurants nationwide. Featuring a savory sausage patty, the new breakfast item is topped with egg and both American and Swiss cheeses, all nestled between themore...
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  • 4/19/16 8:00 am EDT

    To launch partnership, delivery fees of Carl’s Jr. orders will be waived for a limited time

    DoorDash, the on-demand delivery service and technology company, today announced a partnership with CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® to deliver the chains’ famous premium burgers, sandwiches, fries, shakes and more. The partnership will launch in Southern California at select Carl’s Jr. locations, with plans to expand to additional Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants across the country in the coming months. This announcement marks Carl’s Jr.’smore...
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  • 4/14/16 8:00 am EDT

    Agreement will develop 124 Hardee’s restaurants throughout Ohio and Florida over the next nine to 12 years

    CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® restaurant chains, announced today that they have signed an impressive domestic franchise development deal with Pavilion Restaurant Group (“PRG”), an affiliate of Pavilion Development Company. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based restaurant operating company, is set to develop and open 124 Hardee’s restaurants throughout Ohio and Florida over the next ninemore...
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