About CKE Restaurant
At Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, our next success story is you. We consistently out-deliver the competition with a menu strategy that focuses on developing premium, sit-down restaurant-quality menu items that offer the convenience and value of fast food. With our consistent track record of AUV sales growth and solid unit economics, we run the business so our Franchisees can be successful.
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are celebrating over 120 years of combined experience in the quick-service industry and continue to be ranked among the highest quality and best-tasting brands in the burger segment. Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s among the Top 3 Hamburger Franchises in the country for 2012. And QSR Magazine recently named Carl’s Jr. one of the Best Franchise Deals in America. Our premium menu satisfies the tastes of young, hungry customers for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Carl’s Jr. restaurants can be dual-branded with Green Burrito®, and Hardee’s restaurants can be dual-branded with Red Burrito®, adding a Mexican-style menu to broaden appeal and increase transactions.
What began as a lone hot dog cart in Los Angeles in 1941 is today a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants, Inc. of Carpinteria, California. As of June of fiscal 2013, CKE, through its subsidiaries, had a total of 3,262 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and in 26 countries, including 1,330 Carl’s Jr. restaurants and 1,932 Hardee’s restaurants.