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  • 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...
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  • 1/18/17 11:00 am EST

    Applications are now open for the 18th annual Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship program

    CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carrying on its commitment to advancing education, Carl’s Jr. ® is pleased to announce this year’s kickoff of the 18th annual Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship program. Carl’s Jr. will award up to 60 deserving students a $1,000 scholarship toward attending the two- or four-year college or vocational school of their choice this upcoming academic year. The scholarship application is now available at www.carlsjr.com/scholarshipmore...
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  • 10/27/16 8:00 am EDT

    America’s leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch, partners with Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s to unveil a new beer inspired burger

    CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, the sister chains known for pioneering in the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry by regularly releasing creatively-charged, industry-first premium burger offerings, have done it again with the launch of the Budweiser® Beer Cheese Bacon Burger, now available at participating restaurants nationwide. Served on a brioche-style premium bun, the new burger features a charbroiled, grass-fed, allmore...
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  • 9/27/16 8:00 am EDT

    Annual Stars for Heroes fundraising campaign supports the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Stand Up and Play Foundation and USA Cares

    CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, today announced that its annual Stars for Heroes™ in-store fundraising campaign raised $1.5 million in 2016—up from 2015’s $1.4 million—to benefit U.S. military veterans and their families. Funds raised will support national charity partners, Gary Sinise Foundation, Stand Up and Play Foundation, and USA Cares, as well as dozens of regional andmore...
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  • 8/24/16 8:00 am EDT

    Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s introduce the Steak, Egg & Cheese Biscuit and Burrito

    CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® don’t think that eating steak should be largely relegated to dinnertime when the classic combination of steak and eggs in the morning can make the prospect of an early wake-up something to look forward to. The sister restaurant chains, known for their innovative, premium-quality breakfast offerings, are taking seasoned, marinated grilled steak, eggs and melted cheese and are offering it all in two delicious waysmore...
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  • 7/20/16 10:00 am EDT

    New burger features a juicy charbroiled beef patty topped with three types of bacon: Applewood-smoked bacon strips, crumbled bacon and bacon jam

    CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, the sister restaurant chains best known for their creatively decadent, premium burger offerings, continue that trend with today’s launch of every bacon lover’s dream come true: the new Bacon 3-Way Burger, available at participating restaurants nationwide. Served on a brioche-style bun, the Bacon 3-Way Thickburger comes piled high with lettuce, tomato, American cheese and three types of bacon,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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  • 4/14/16 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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