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

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

After testing revealed consumer affinity for gravy at breakfast, Hardee's re-released the sandwich as the Pork Chop ‘N’ Gravy Biscuit.
This brings CKE's international unit count to 300.
The push is part of the company's strategic refranchising efforts which began in April 2007.
"Pink Star” restaurant donation program raises more than $900,000.
Wilbur Hardee, 89, founder of Hardee's restaurants, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2008.
Hardee’s announces the addition of the Strawberry Biscuit to its breakfast menu.
CKE Restaurants Inc. announces that they have signed development agreements to expand in Pakistan.
Online visitors to the Carl's Jr.'s and Hardee's Web sites can now explore and interact on the Web in 3D.
Move over Monster Burger! Hardee's expands its Thickburger menu with an offering the company calls its most decadent yet.
Boddie-Noell Enterprises has partnered with EMN8 to test self-service kiosks in a three-store pilot.
The newly renamed 'Hardee's Iceplex' will feature the first privately-funded S.A.R.A.A. alert display in the St. Louis Area
In response to questions from customers and investors, CKE announced that it has not purchased meat from the recalled brands.
The company is bringing back the popular menu item because consumers have been e-mailing the fast-food chain to request its return.
Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages will have two fountain brands available in all U.S. Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants, including Dr Pepper and either Diet Dr Pepper or Squirt, depending on location.
The premium Hillshire Farm link sausage biscuit gained such a following in past years that customer demand led Hardee's to bring it back for a limited time.
Parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, CKE renews its beverage contract with the soft drink provider.
The new menu item was developed following the popularity of their recently introduced Natural Cut Fries.
The sale to Rising Stars, LLC is part of the company's continued refranchising program which began in April.
Originally the company planned to complete the roll out by early 2008, but it has been delayed until the end of next year.
Back by popular demand, Hardee's reintroduces its tribute to a true American classic.