Carl's Jr.

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October 2013

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Krispy Kreme released its pumpkin-themed fall lineup a month early this year.

Pumpkin reigns as operators rush to capitalize on popular seasonal trends.

CKE Restaurants Inc., parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurant chains, raised more than $750,000 for military families and communities through its three-week Stars for Heroes in-store fundraising campaign.

The company also plans to continue fundraising efforts online and...

CKE Inc., owner of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brands, has plans to go public again. The company filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, May 17, seeking to raise an estimated $100 million IPO.

CKE Inc. plans to use the IPO proceeds to repay...

Hardee’s franchise owner Restaurant Management Group (RMG) has received the 2012 Wilber Hardee Founder’s Award from Hardee’s Food Systems, Inc.

The prestigious award is named after the founder of Hardee’s and is awarded annually to the single Hardee...

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are known for their use of pop-culture icons in their advertising, so casting Kate Upton as their latest spokeswoman in the campaign for the Southwest Patty Melt was seen as a continuation of that strategy. However, Upton was signed and the ads filmed before...

Starting today, Carl’s Jr. kicks off a three-week in-restaurant tour featuring the world-famous Los Angeles Laker Girls. Today through April 7, the “Laker Girls Lunch Date at Carl’s Jr.” tour will offer Southern California guests and Lakers fans the opportunity to meet...

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) named Carl's Jr. and Hardee's recipients of its 10th Annual "Turkey on the Menu" (T.O.M.) Award in the fast food category. The award honors the chains for introducing a variety of charbroiled turkey burgers on their menus,...

CKE Restaurants Inc. announced that it has entered into a five-year development agreement with Airport Shoppes Corp., a subsidiary of International Meal Company (IMC), with plans to open approximately 50 Carl’s Jr. restaurants in four new markets: Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, and...

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced that it is now a shareholder with Apollo Global Management, parent company to Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s umbrella CKE Restaurants.

The HSUS hopes to use its position as shareholder to encourage the restaurant company to use...

Carrying on its commitment to advanced education, Carl’s Jr. is pleased to announce the commencement of its 13th annual Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship program.

Carl’s Jr., the burger chain known for sit-down-restaurant-quality food and innovative menu items, announced the expansion of its popular line of Charbroiled Turkey Burgers with the new Santa Fe Turkey Burger. The latest burger offers customers another low-calorie alternative to the chain...

Costa Rica is the latest country to enjoy the premium-quality burgers of Carl’s Jr. Parent company, CKE Restaurants, Inc., announced the opening of three Carl’s Jr. restaurants in Costa Rica earlier this month.

Located in and around the capital city of San Jose, the...

Panasonic has been approved by CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants, to provide its Stingray POS workstation to Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s franchisees.

The move will allow franchise owners to benefit from Panasonic’s...

CKE Restaurants Inc. will present and exhibit at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 32nd-Annual National Convention & Business Expo in Miami on September 18-21. More than 3,000 people are expected at this annual event honoring Hispanic entrepreneurship in America. The convention...

Brad Haley has been promoted to chief marketing officer for CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurant chains, CEO Andrew F. Puzder announced. Haley joined CKE as executive vice president of marketing for Hardee’s in 2000 and added...

June 2011

For some, it’s an average sales-to-investment ratio nearing 2:1, dedicated corporate support that helps franchisees succeed, or a distinctive niche that carries marketplace allures.

For others, a good franchise deal boasts recent growth despite the nation’s economic woes,...

June 2011

Food production and agricultural sustainability seem to be on everyone’s mind these days. In fact, a report released in May by The International Food Information Council found that nearly 60 percent of Americans are now familiar with food sustainability issues. From best-selling books like...

Carl’s Jr. has once again partnered with Coca-Cola to make everyone a winner—not just once, but twice. Following the smashing success of last year’s campaign, there will be some even bigger winners this year, including two who will walk away with $5,000 gift cards from a...

One lucky bidder will walk away with a little two-piece of history, as Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s host a charity auction for a bikini custom-made for Miss Turkey to wear in the fast-food chains’ recent commercial.

 

CKE Restaurants, parent company to Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurant chains, launched the Stars for Troops fundraising campaign this week at participating restaurant locations. The campaign hopes to harness the national reach of both brands and the...