The openings of a Hardee’s in Marassi, Egypt, and a Carl’s Jr. in Conroe, Texas, mark a major milestone for CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. as the company’s 3,500th and 3,501st restaurants worldwide. Opened in late July, the Marassi Hardee’s is owned by franchisee Kuwait Food Company, which owns another 274 Hardee’s in the region. The Carl’s Jr. in Conroe is owned by Zubha Foods LLC, which operates six other Carl’s Jr. restaurants in Houston and San Antonio, Texas.
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are saluting the state of Texas’s barbecue tradition with their newest meat-on-meat burger creation: the Texas BBQ Thickburger, now available at participating Hardee’s restaurants and at Carl’s Jr. restaurants on Wednesday.
CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurant chains, announced the promotion of Ned Lyerly to president of its international division.
It’s no secret: Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s menus are well known for its indulgent Thickburgers, Made from Scratch Biscuits, and Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes. It’s also no secret, though not-so-well-known, that the home of the Thickburger offers alternate lighter menu selections that enable guests to “Low Carb It, Veg It, or Trim It.”
Carl’s Jr. turns up the heat on breakfast with two ways to savor spicy Mexican chorizo. The new Made from Scratch Chorizo, Egg & Cheese Biscuit and Chorizo, Egg & Cheese Burrito are now offered at participating Carl’s Jr. restaurants.
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s introduced new Made from Scratch Cinnamon Pull-Aparts, coming to restaurants June 23. The cinnamon-sugar breakfast treat features the chains’ award-winning Made from Scratch Biscuit dough, shaped into eight bite-sized pieces, rolled in cinnamon-sugar, baked together and finished with a drizzle of icing.
Q: We're committed to offering a streamlined menu, so we don't want to introduce a bunch of new products. What other options do we have for creating news to promote our business?
A: Great question, especially in light of recent reports that suggest the quick-serve category has become so saturated with new products that brands are reaching the point of diminishing returns.
Carl’s Jr. announced Bacon Ranch Fries, made with skin-on french fries and topped with buttermilk ranch dressing and bacon crumbles, served with a fork.
The new Bacon Ranch Fries are available for $2.49 and may also be ordered as an upgraded side item to any combo meal.
CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., parent company to Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurant chains, kicked off its fourth annual Stars for Heroes fundraising campaign at participating restaurant locations. The program, which has raised more than $2.5 million since its inception, harnesses the compassion and generosity of its customers, franchisees, and employees to rally behind the nation’s military veterans and families. Funds raised during this year’s campaign will support national charity partners, Dream Foundation and USA Cares, as well as regional charities in Carl’s Jr.
The boardroom at Roark Capital Group’s offices in an Atlanta skyscraper has all the accoutrements of a nicely appointed meeting area, including a large conference table surrounded by comfortable chairs and a wide view of the city below.
There’s just one distinction: Two dozen black-framed notices of the private equity firm’s acquisitions dot the walls along the narrow sides of the room. Lying on the carpet are two more frames, holding announcements for the latest purchases, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, made last December in a deal valued at about $1.7 billion.