CKE Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: CKR) announced that its board of directors has declared a $.04 per share semi-annual dividend, payable on May 4, 2000 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 19, 2000.

CKE Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, franchisees and licensees, operates more than 3,800 quick-service restaurants, including 934 Carl’s Jr. restaurants in 13 Western states and Mexico; 2,788 Hardee’s restaurants in 37 states and 11 foreign countries; and 122 Taco Bueno restaurants in Texas and Oklahoma.