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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.
Income Down at CKE for Q3
Income was $5.4 million versus $6.2 million for the same time last year.
Carl's Jr. Expands to Far Reaches of the Earth
Americana Group S.A.K. will build 12 Carl’s Jr. restaurants in Kazakhstan over the next five years.
Party Like a CKE Star
Carl's Jr. and Hardee's partner with rock band Rev Theory.
CKE Re-Launches 3d Web Sites
The Carl's Jr. and Hardee's sites have an updated look, expanded interactivity, and new customer loyalty program.
Hardee's Offers Quarter-Pound Thickburgers
Two versions of Hardee's new Little Thickburgers will sell for $1.99...
Hardee's Brings Back Pork Chop Breakfast Sandwich
After testing revealed consumer affinity for gravy at breakfast, Hardee's re-released the sandwich as the Pork Chop ‘N’ Gravy Biscuit.
New Hardee's in Saudi Arabia
This brings CKE's international unit count to 300.
Hardee's Sells 29 Restaurants
The push is part of the company's strategic refranchising efforts which began in April 2007.
Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Help to Fight Breast Cancer
"Pink Star” restaurant donation program raises more than $900,000.
Wilbur Hardee, Founder of Hardee's, Dies at 89
Wilbur Hardee, 89, founder of Hardee's restaurants, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2008.
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