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Hardee’s Switches to Hand-Scooped Shakes and Malts

2005-04-11 CKE hopes the move to hand-scooped ice cream treats will further differentiate its burger brand from the competition.

Hardee’s Unveils New Thickburger

2005-03-15 Hardee's latest Thickburger is a revamped version of its classic Swiss cheese and sourdough Frisco Burger, which was retired in 2003.

CKE Reports 19th Consecutive Increase in Same-Store Sales

2005-01-05 Two-year cumulative same-store sales growth remains strong for Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., according to CKE CEO Puzder.

Hardee's Launches Charbroiled BBQ Chicken

2004-12-20 "The Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich is the yin to the Monster Thickburger's yang," said Brad Haley, executive vice president of marketing for Hardee's.

Hardee's Franchisee Group Gives Founders Award

2004-11-24 Georgia Hardee’s franchisee Dan Ponder, Jr. received the 2004 Independent Hardee’s Franchisee Association Founders Award at the IHFA annual convention.

Hardee's Extortion Bid Nets Federal Complaint

2004-10-19 Government documents have described CKE Restaurants, parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr., as "the victim of a corporate extortion scheme."...

Hardee's Debuts Western Bacon Thickburger

2004-08-16 The newest addition to the chain's Thickburger line is based on a long-popular sandwich from sister concept Carl's Jr.

Hardee's Franchisees Praise Management, Urge Cooperation

2004-06-30 The head of Hardee's franchisee association told stockholders today that CKE Restaurant's managment team deserve credit for improved sales, but also urged cooperation with franchisee input.

Hardee's Giveaway Would Honor First Franchisee

2004-01-30 Hardee's will give everyone in Charlotte a free hamburger if the Panthers win Super Bowl XXXVIII this Sunday. The giveaway honors Hardee's first franchisee -- Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.

CKE Restaurants, Inc. and Coca-Cola Fountain

2003-01-29 Coca-Cola brands are the refreshment Beverages ofcChoice at CKE’s Hardee’s®, Carl’s Jr.®, and La Salsa® brands...