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CKE Actively Seeking Hardee’s Franchisees in Charlotte, N.C.

2012-05-30 CKE Restaurants, Inc., announced today its intent to develop new Hardee’s restaurants throughout the Charlotte, North Carolina, area.

CKE Files Brief to Fight Inflated Swipe Fees

2012-05-29 CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brands, today announced it has joined with other quick-serve restaurant and convenien...

BoeFly: The eHarmony of Lending?

2011-10-24 With franchisees still struggling to access the capital necessary to open new stores and run their operations, franchisors are getting help from an on...

CKE to Present at Hispanic Business Expo

2011-09-19 CKE Restaurants Inc.

Trio Named to CKE's Board

2010-08-17 Daniel E. Ponder Jr., Jerold H. Rubinstein, and C. Thomas Thompson appointed to company's board of directors.

Burgers in Vietnam? CKE is Banking On It

2010-06-01 CKE opens first of at least 25 Carl's Jr. units that are set to open in Vietnam in next six years.

CKE Finds Itself a New Buyer

2010-04-28 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.

New Kitchen Automation Solution Now At Hardee's

2010-03-29 QSR Automations' technology solution rolls out at all Hardee's, tests at Carl's Jr.

CKE Sold for $928 Million

2010-02-26 Acquisition by Thomas H. Lee Partners includes the assumption of approximately $309 million of net debt.

Vietnam Secures 25 Carl's Jr. Units

2010-02-19 New franchise agreement between CKE and the Mesa Group will develop Carl's Jr. bbrand throughout the nation; first scheduled to open in Ho Chi Minh City in April.