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Through promo partnership with Dr Pepper, CKE Restaurants Inc. will award six customers a 2010 Chevy Camaro.
Same-store sales for CKE fell 2.7 percent for period two.
'Top Chef'host Padma Lakshmi will star in new ad for CKE's Western Bacon Cheeseburger.
Hardee's and Carl's Jr. president explains why same-store sales fell during a four-week period last month.
The store will test several eco-friendly initiatives that could spread to other CKE stores.
Refusing to enter into a tit-for-tat pricing war with other quick-serves has helped Carl's Jr. and Hardee's post impressive numbers during the economic crisis.
With the debut of two new training programs, CKE vows not to lose its edge as it expands at home and abroad.
The recession hasn't stopped CKE Restaurants Inc. from surpassing its refranchising goals.
Effective January 27, E. Micheal Murphy will be CKE's president and chief legal officer. Andrew Puzder remains CEO.
The 27.8 percent increase in diluted earnings per share is in part attributable to the company's share repurchase program.
This brings CKE's international unit count to 300.
CKE Restaurants Inc. signs agreement to bring 100 Carl's Jr. restaurants to China.
CKE Restaurants Inc. announces that they have signed development agreements to expand in Pakistan.
Carl's Jr. saw a 1.4 percent increase in same-store sales, while sister brand, Hardee's, saw same-stores sales increase by 1.6 during the same period.
In response to questions from customers and investors, CKE announced that it has not purchased meat from the recalled brands.
Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages will have two fountain brands available in all U.S. Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants, including Dr Pepper and either Diet Dr Pepper or Squirt, depending on location.
Parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, CKE renews its beverage contract with the soft drink provider.
The sale to Rising Stars, LLC is part of the company's continued refranchising program which began in April.
The Hardee's and Carl's Jr. fast-food chains will begin purchasing eggs and pork from suppliers who do not keep animals in cages or crates, spokesmen for Hardee's and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Wednesday.
The sale to Boddie-Noell Enterprises is a part of an 'ongoing strategic refranchising' effort on the part of Hardee's.