CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, announced the promotion of Mike Woida to president of its International division, and will report to CEO Ned Lyerly.
In his new role, Woida will oversee all International operations for the nearly 1,000 international locations of both Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Restaurants spanning 43 countries. A 40-year industry veteran, Woida began his career with Burger Chef Systems in 1976 in Detroit, and continued growth within the company following its acquisition by Hardee’s Food Systems in 1982. Since 1993, Woida has been a senior leader of CKE’s International division and has been instrumental in the company’s global development.
“Mike’s devotion to growing these two legacy brands across the globe is a testament to his inspirational leadership style, and perfectly encapsulates what CKE values in its leaders,” says Ned Lyerly, CEO of CKE Restaurants. “With Mike at the helm of our international division, we are confident that both Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s will experience a tangible positive impact as we expand in new markets around the world.”
“Being a part of this company’s growth over the years has been inspiring, and I am thrilled to continue to partner with our team to accelerate the growth of our international business in both our existing and new markets,” adds Mike Woida, President of International for CKE. “It’s an honor to continue supporting these two iconic brands, and continue to build our footprint across the globe.”