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Fall Flavors Show Up Early

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

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

Quick-service operators are launching seasonal menu items earlier this fall in an effort to beat their competition to the punch. From pumpkin doughnuts to caramel apple frozen yogurt, fall-flavored menu items are popping up across the industry even before the season has officially begun.

“We usually launch [fall products] in October. But this year, for the first time, we are bringing them out in September,” says Lafeea Watson, spokeswoman for Krispy Kreme. “That’s what the industry seems to be doing.”

The New Norm

The history books detailing the recent Great Recession will include plenty of obvious chapters: the subprime mortgage crisis, Wall Street bailouts, housing bubbles, and skyrocketing unemployment. But those volumes might miss a less visible element of the economic collapse: the crippling credit market that wreaked havoc by bringing business growth to a near standstill.

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. The newest premium burger offering from Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s is part of the restaurants’ promotional tie-in with Warner Bros. Pictures’ release of “Man of Steel,” in theaters June 14.

The Super Bacon Cheeseburger features a charbroiled beef patty, American cheese, mayonnaise, tomato, onion, lettuce, and six full bacon strips. Prices start at $3.99 and may vary by location.

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 across the nation.

Panasonic’s Attune has met the rigorous certification standards set forth by CKE and is now available for franchisees to purchase. Attune enhances customer satisfaction through improved speed of service and order accuracy in the drive thru.

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 & Cheese Biscuit.

Previously a limited-time offer at Hardee’s, the popular breakfast menu item is back and now available at all Hardee’s restaurants and at all Carl’s Jr. locations that serve Made from Scratch Biscuits.

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 this week at participating restaurant locations.

The program harnesses the national reach of both brands and the generosity of its customers, franchisees, and company employees to rally behind the nation’s military veterans and families.

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. and Hardee’s restaurants.

After a rigorous testing and certification process by CKE, the EverServ 7700 terminal is now approved and certified for all Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s corporate-owned and franchised locations.

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.

The sister brands are the first national fast-food chains to offer a charbroiled fish sandwich, not battered and deep fried, on the menu. At only 420 calories, the new sandwich offers guests a healthier meal option. 

The Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich is available now at all Carl's Jr. and Hardee's locations starting Monday, February 4.

Carl's Jr., Hardee's Beef Up with Jalapeño Turkey Burger

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are spicing up the holidays with the introduction of the Jalapeño Turkey Burger.

At just 490 calories, the newest addition to the award-winning line of Charbroiled Turkey Burgers offers indulgently spicy taste and a leaner, lower-calorie meal option this holiday season and into the New Year.

The Jalapeño Turkey Burger is available now at all Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants. 

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