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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.
Inside Roark Capital
How a young private equity firm came to own 16 restaurant brands with $11 billion in systemwide sales.
Study shows softer lighting, music contribute to healthier dining habits.
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.
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.
What Happened to Table Service?
The recession served casual-dining chains some serious blows. But quick serves and fast casuals shouldn’t get too confident.
Even without the white tablecloths, quick-serve brands are beginning to rival fine-dining establishments.
A Super-Sized Dilemma
Fast food customers love big portion sizes, but with nutrition and obesity under more public scrutiny, quick serves are left to decide whether to listen to their customers or to their critics.
KDM Earns Recognition for Hardee's POP Material
Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s Go Big with Texas BBQ Thickburger
CKE’s Ned Lyerly Promoted to International Division President
CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr.
Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s Flip the Switch for Healthy Menu
It’s no secret: Carl’s Jr.
Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s Sweeten Up Breakfast
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s introduced new Made from Scratch Cinnamon Pull-Aparts, coming to restaurants June 23.
CKE Restaurants Kick Off Stars for Heroes Campaign
CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., parent company to Carl’s Jr.
Hardee's Adds X-Tra Bacon to New Menu Items
Behold the power of bacon. Superhuman appetites meet their match today at Carl’s Jr.
Roark Capital To Acquire CKE Restaurants
CKE Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr.
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...
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