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CKE Burger Earns Endorsement from 'Top Chef' Star

2009-03-26 'Top Chef'host Padma Lakshmi will star in new ad for CKE's Western Bacon Cheeseburger.

Humane Society Asks McDonald's to Catch up to Its Competitors

2009-03-19 The HSUS is asking shareholders to vote on whether McDonald's-U.S. should join Burger King, Quizos, Hardee's, and more in using eggs from cage-free hens.

CKE Blames it on the Rain

2009-03-04 Hardee's and Carl's Jr. president explains why same-store sales fell during a four-week period last month.

Attacks on Restaurants Grow 377% in 2008

2009-02-27 Animal rights groups are growing in the U.S. and they're taking aim at quick-serves.

Hardee's User-Generated Ads Hit Markets Today

2009-02-26 Entries to the company's "Ad Generator" contest will promote the Little Thickburger in 16 original commercials, instead of one or two as expected.

Hardee's Breaks from Biscuit Mold on Breakfast Menu

2009-02-24 The chain will offer a new sandwich on Texas Toast to early-morning customers.

Lead Hardee's Franchisee Shows Tar Heel Spirit

2009-02-11 Big shots and big donations at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Carl's Jr.'s Flagship Store Goes Green

2009-02-10 The store will test several eco-friendly initiatives that could spread to other CKE stores.

CKE Ignores Competition, Wins Big

2009-02-04 Refusing to enter into a tit-for-tat pricing war with other quick-serves has helped Carl's Jr. and Hardee's post impressive numbers during the economic crisis.

With Expansion Comes New Training

2009-01-21 With the debut of two new training programs, CKE vows not to lose its edge as it expands at home and abroad.