Fact Sheet


HISTORY | Founded in 1960 by Wilber Hardee and acquired by CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. in 1997, Hardee’s® restaurants are located throughout the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. The brand built its reputation on a unique breakfast menu featuring Hardee’s mouth-watering Made from Scratch™ Biscuits. With a renewed emphasis on premium quality, Hardee’s has taken the lunch/dinner segment to the next level with its line of 100 percent Black Angus Beef Thickburgers™. Hardee’s has clearly established itself as a leader in the quick-service restaurant industry.

HARDEE’S MENU | The Thickburger line features 100% Black Angus beef in 1/3-, 1/2- and 2/3-lb. burgers. Other menu favorites include Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders and charbroiled chicken sandwiches. Hardee’s famous breakfast menu boasts Made from Scratch™ Biscuits.


OPERATING AREAS | 30 states in the Midwest and Southeastern US; International

HEADQUARTERS | 6700 Tower Circle, Suite 1000, Franklin, TN 37067

PARENT COMPANY | CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”) is a privately held company based in Franklin, Tennessee. CKE, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns and operates Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, two beloved regional brands, known for one-of-a-kind premium and innovative menu items such as 100 percent Black Angus Thickburgers®, Made from Scratch™ Biscuits and Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™. With both a US and international footprint, Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s Restaurants LLC have over 3,800 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 43 foreign countries and U.S. territories.

For more information, or to find a Hardee’s near you, go to www.hardees.com.

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