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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.
Hardee’s Switches to Hand-Scooped Shakes and Malts
CKE hopes the move to hand-scooped ice cream treats will further differentiate its burger brand from the competition.
Hardee’s Unveils New Thickburger
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
Coca-Cola brands are the refreshment Beverages ofcChoice at CKE’s Hardee’s®, Carl’s Jr.®, and La Salsa® brands...
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