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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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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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