Krispy Kreme released its pumpkin-themed fall lineup a month early this year.

Pumpkin reigns as operators rush to capitalize on popular seasonal trends.

February 2011

More than a decade into the 21st century, it is safe to say we are living in a brave new world. Television, perhaps the pièce de résistance of last century, has given way to computers and, in turn, desktop computers and laptops may soon give way to tablets and smartphones.

January 2011

In 2004, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock released a documentary, Super Size Me, that made waves across the foodservice sector and among American consumers. By eating nothing but McDonald’s food for 30 days and ordering the Super Sized version of a meal each time it was offered, Spurlock...

CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants, launched its Happy Star Rewards loyalty program yesterday. Happy Star Rewards is a GPS-enabled loyalty program that rewards users for checking in at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s locations across the...

January 2011

Restaurant operators have spent 2010 in wait-and-see mode. The economy seems to have survived the financial collapse of 2008—survived being used quite literally here, as in, not died—and is even slowly growing. But consumers are still pinching pennies, and staying...

Straight from its success with University of North Carolina Tar Heel football, Hardee's across North Carolina are continuing the “Tar Heel Tender Tuesdays” for Carolina basketball fans with an even better deal.

Starting immediately, Hardee's will celebrate Tar Heels...

December 2010

There is an answer to the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg.

It’s definitely the egg—at least when it comes to breakfast. Few morning menus are without them. But these days, chicken and another popular poultry protein, turkey, are increasingly...

December 2010

Reporting by Blair Chancey, Sam Oches, Daniel P. Smith, Robin Van Tan, Barney Wolf & Lori Zanteson

1. BK Sold to Brazilian Investors

Becoming the decade’s biggest restaurant buyout,...

Boddie-Noell, along with nearly 100 additional stores in North Carolina, will give back to the children of fallen soldiers.
Rather than buying a sports car or picking up a perky new girlfriend, Hardee’s is celebrating through social media.
Daniel E. Ponder Jr., Jerold H. Rubinstein, and C. Thomas Thompson appointed to company's board of directors.
Hardee's now serves its Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders, which are battered and cooked on sight.
Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have partner with My Coke Rewards, and guests who visit either restaurant can win up to 10,000 My Coke Rewards points, as well as food prizes.
Lisa Smith of Greenfield, Indiana, wins the 2010 Hardee’s Biscuit Baker Challenge, beating out over 1,900 bakers.
After previously announcing its sale to Thomas H. Lee Partners, the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's will now be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Management LP for about $1 billion.
QSR Automations' technology solution rolls out at all Hardee's, tests at Carl's Jr.
The Restaurant Management Group raised more than $52,000 for the Patriot Foundation to support children of military families and to provide college scholarships.
New campaign launched in support of "comfort food" Grilled Cheese Bacon Burgers.
Hardee's owned and operated by Boddie-Noell Enterprises to sell $1 and $5 shamrocks that benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Hardee's will encourage customers to raise money for muscular dystrophy patients by purchasing a green or gold shamrock to be put on display in Hardee's restaurants.
February 2010

In March of 2008, Subway launched a value deal nationwide that already had explosive success in a number of the chain’s South Florida stores. The introduction of the $5 footlong deal across the U.S. was intended to be an answer to the $1 value menus of industry...