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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.

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.