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

The company is seeking to expand its Charlotte footprint over the next several years and sees the potential to develop more than 35 new restaurants in the market. Hardee’s operates 51 locations within the Charlotte metro area.

Actively seeking new franchisees, Hardee’s will host an executive roundtable June 7 in Charlotte from 12-2 p.m. to share information about the benefits of owning a Hardee’s restaurant and specific opportunities in Charlotte. To attend the Roundtable or schedule an individual meeting, please visit to complete the registration form.

“Hardee’s is ranked among the highest quality and best tasting brands in the burger segment and is recognized for our consistent track record of sales growth and solid unit economics,” says Ned Lyerly, CKE’s executive vice president of global franchise development. “We are excited to expand in the Charlotte area, and we’re now looking for experienced multi-unit operators to join the brand.”

Qualified candidates should possess a minimum net worth of $1 million and a minimum liquidity of $300,000. Franchisees can expect an initial investment of $1.1 million, including the franchise fee. Additional franchise information is available at

Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru, Growth, News, Pizza, CKE, Hardee's