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CKE Says, There's an App for That

2010-12-28 CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants, launched its Happy Star Rewards loyalty program yesterday.

NC Hardee's Team with Tar Heel Basketball

2010-12-09 Straight from its success with University of North Carolina Tar Heel football, Hardee's across North Carolina are continuing the “Tar Heel Tender Tues...

Hardee's Franchisee Launches Statewide Charity Effort

2010-09-27 Boddie-Noell, along with nearly 100 additional stores in North Carolina, will give back to the children of fallen soldiers.

It's the Big 5-0 at Hardee's

2010-09-07 Rather than buying a sports car or picking up a perky new girlfriend, Hardee’s is celebrating through social media.

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.

Hardee's Goes Hand-Breaded with Chicken Tenders

2010-06-09 Hardee's now serves its Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders, which are battered and cooked on sight.

Carl's Jr., Hardee's, Coke Provide Sweet Rewards

2010-05-24 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.

Only One Can Be Crowned Best Biscuit Maker

2010-05-14 Lisa Smith of Greenfield, Indiana, wins the 2010 Hardee’s Biscuit Baker Challenge, beating out over 1,900 bakers.

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.