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Hardee's Tests 'Retro' Burgers

2007-04-24 The Big Shef was a signature burger on the Burger Chef menu in the 1970s and 1980s.

CKE Announces Refranchising Program

2007-04-10 Company sells 25 Atlanta Hardee's restaurants as initiative launches.

CKE Expands Stock Repurchase Program Again

2007-01-10 The board of directors at CKE Restaurants, parent of Hardee's and Carl's Jr., has authorized an expansion of its stock repurchase program by $50 million, for a new limit of $150 million.

'Throwback' Burger from the Early Hardee's Menu Returns

2006-12-19 Long before Hardee's® upgraded its burger line-up to showcase 1/3-, 1/2-,and 2/3-pound, 100 percent Angus beef Thickburgers(TM), the chain sold a popular, relatively little burger known as The Big Twin®, so-named for the two beef patties it offered.

Hardee's Launches New Shakes and Malts Made with M&M's

2006-07-17 A new television spots in support of the launch features the hit single 'Milkshake' by Kelis...

Hardee's Debuts New Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger

2006-04-18 Hardee's today launched its new Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger(TM).

Hardee's Introduces New Steak 'N' Egg Burrito

2006-01-23 Hardee's, a leader in the QSR breakfast arena, today announced the newest addition to its morning menu, the Steak 'N' Egg Burrito.

Hardee's Franchisees Establish Relief Fund to Help Restaurant Employees Affected by Katrina

2005-09-08 The Independent Hardee's Franchisee Association (IHFA) today is establishing a hurricane relief fund to assist franchisee restaurant employees in the Gulf Coast whose lives have been devastated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Hardee's Introduces Grilled Pork Chop Biscuit

2005-07-25 Making a good thing even better, Hardee's(R) announced a new addition to its already popular line of Made From Scratch(TM) Buttermilk Biscuit sandwiches, the Grilled Pork Chop Biscuit(TM), starting today at participating locations.

‘Cow Shake’: Hardee’s New Offbeat Milkshake Commercial

2005-06-27 As the already-famous Paris Hilton/Spicy BBQ Thickburger(TM) TV commercial begins airing in Hardee's® markets today, another Hardee's ad will make its debut for the chain's new Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes & Malts(TM). The new commercial is yet another example of the brand's efforts to connect with its target audience of 18- to 34-year-old males through its advertising.