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The Health Paradox
Customers say they want healthy, but think healthy is synonymous with tasteless. What is an operator to do?
The Lighter Side
Burger brands put marketing twist on healthier items.
The Alternative to New Products
Too much product innovation can hurt a brand’s image. Here are four other ways quick-service brands can drum up buzz.
Inside Roark Capital
How a young private equity firm came to own 16 restaurant brands with $11 billion in systemwide sales.
Final Piece of the Puzzle
Speed and accuracy are essential, but good customer service could be the key to building sales in the drive thru.
The New Norm
The Great Recession changed the financing landscape forever. Operators, though, are using the change to their advantage.
Time to Jump on the Bandwagon?
It’s smart to follow industry trends, but don’t forget to add your own touch.
Hiring’s New Frontier
A new wave of Web- and mobile-based hiring platforms are designed to decrease the restaurant industry’s notorious turnover rate.
The 10 Best Franchise Deals
Back by popular demand.
reveals the industry's best franchise deals.
The Case for Humane
Humanely raised foods are in higher demand than even local and organic ingredients. Quick serves have a big opportunity to answer the cry from consumers.
Roark Capital To Acquire CKE Restaurants
CKE Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr.
Carl's Jr. Rolls Out New Salad and Ad
Superman Gets a Super Burger at Carl's Jr., Hardee's
Boasting six slices of bacon, the new Super Bacon Cheeseburger is available now at all Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. locations.
CKE Approves Panasonic's Attune Drive-Thru Headsets
Panasonic announced that the Attune drive-thru communications system is now certified by CKE Restaurants for use in Carl’s Jr.and Hardee’s locations a...
Carl's Jr., Hardee's Smoke Up the Breakfast Menu
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s present a smokin’ new addition to their lineup of Made from Scratch Biscuits with the Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage, Egg &...
For Third Year, CKE Kicks Off Stars for Heroes Fundraiser
CKE Restaurants Holdings, parent company to Carl’s Jr.and Hardee’s restaurant chains kicks off its third-annual Stars for Heroes fundraising campaign ...
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Unveil Jim Beam Bourbon Burger
In yet another fast food first, Carl’s Jr.
CKE Chooses PAR POS System for Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s
ParTech, Inc., a subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation, announced that CKE Restaurants has selected the new PAR EverServ 7700 POS for its Carl’s Jr...
CKE Puts Fried Aside with Charbroiled Fish Sandwich
Carl's Jr. and Hardee's announced the addition of the Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich to their menus.
Carl's Jr. Franchisee Boosts Drive-Thru Sales with MIRUS
Star Chasers Oklahoma Inc. of Edmond, Oklahoma, is a multiunit Carl’s Jr. franchisee with 38 restaurants in Oklahoma and Texas.
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