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The Health Paradox
Customers say they want healthy, but think healthy is synonymous with tasteless. What is an operator to do?
The Lighter Side
Burger brands put marketing twist on healthier items.
Inside Roark Capital
How a young private equity firm came to own 16 restaurant brands with $11 billion in systemwide sales.
Study shows softer lighting, music contribute to healthier dining habits.
The New Norm
The Great Recession changed the financing landscape forever. Operators, though, are using the change to their advantage.
Time to Jump on the Bandwagon?
It’s smart to follow industry trends, but don’t forget to add your own touch.
The Case for Humane
Humanely raised foods are in higher demand than even local and organic ingredients. Quick serves have a big opportunity to answer the cry from consumers.
What Happened to Table Service?
The recession served casual-dining chains some serious blows. But quick serves and fast casuals shouldn’t get too confident.
Even without the white tablecloths, quick-serve brands are beginning to rival fine-dining establishments.
A Super-Sized Dilemma
Fast food customers love big portion sizes, but with nutrition and obesity under more public scrutiny, quick serves are left to decide whether to listen to their customers or to their critics.
Roark Capital To Acquire CKE Restaurants
CKE Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr.
Superman Gets a Super Burger at Carl's Jr., Hardee's
Boasting six slices of bacon, the new Super Bacon Cheeseburger is available now at all Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. locations.
CKE Approves Panasonic's Attune Drive-Thru Headsets
Panasonic announced that the Attune drive-thru communications system is now certified by CKE Restaurants for use in Carl’s Jr.and Hardee’s locations a...
Carl's Jr., Hardee's Smoke Up the Breakfast Menu
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s present a smokin’ new addition to their lineup of Made from Scratch Biscuits with the Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage, Egg &...
For Third Year, CKE Kicks Off Stars for Heroes Fundraiser
CKE Restaurants Holdings, parent company to Carl’s Jr.and Hardee’s restaurant chains kicks off its third-annual Stars for Heroes fundraising campaign ...
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Unveil Jim Beam Bourbon Burger
In yet another fast food first, Carl’s Jr.
CKE Chooses PAR POS System for Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s
ParTech, Inc., a subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation, announced that CKE Restaurants has selected the new PAR EverServ 7700 POS for its Carl’s Jr...
CKE Puts Fried Aside with Charbroiled Fish Sandwich
Carl's Jr. and Hardee's announced the addition of the Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich to their menus.
Carl's Jr., Hardee's Beef Up with Jalapeño Turkey Burger
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are spicing up the holidays with the introduction of the Jalapeño Turkey Burger.
Hardee's Tempts Guests with Steak, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
Hardee’s is adding another tempting biscuit sandwich to its already famous breakfast menu.
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