CKE Press Release

November 13, 2017

Hardee’s Continues to Expand in Indiana Iconic Premium Burger Brand Arrives in South Bend and Lafayette

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Hardee’s®, renowned for its history of pioneering decadently iconic breakfasts and burgers, has announced an exciting expansion in the state of Indiana with six new restaurants in the South Bend, Lafayette, Mishawaka, Goshen and Laporte markets. With one location already under construction in Lafayette at 710 Sagamore Parkway, all six restaurants are set to open over the next six years.

The new locations will provide Indiana residents with an innovative and affordable breakfast menu featuring the brand’s renowned, mouth-watering Made from Scratch™ Biscuits, as well as lunch/dinner items and specialty options, including 100 percent Black Angus Beef Thickburgers®, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ and charbroiled chicken sandwiches. These Hardee’s restaurant locations will feature the $5 All-Star Meal, a real meal full of Handmade American Classics featuring an entrée (or two), a side, a dessert and a drink, all for just $5.

“Hardee’s has a long and successful history of combining popular great American tastes, and we are excited to expand this best-in-class brand within Indiana,” said Farooq Shah, franchise owner of all new six locations. “The South Bend and Lafayette communities are full of diverse palates and those who crave variety and value, and we’re confident that the expansive options of the Hardee’s menu, fit for the adventurous diner and full of Handmade American Classics will be well received by both.”

The new restaurants will join the Midwest First Star, Inc. franchise group, which operates 26 restaurants in Ohio and Indiana. Bringing more than a decade of experience to quick service restaurant leadership, Midwest First Star will build upon the more than 1,900 Hardee’s operating units located throughout the Southeastern and Midwestern Unites States.
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About CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”) is a privately held company headquartered in Franklin, Tenn. CKE is not a franchisor and conducts substantially all of its restaurant activities and operations through its subsidiaries. Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s Restaurants LLC own, operate and franchise the Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, Green Burrito® and Red Burrito® concepts. Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s operate as one brand under two names, acknowledging the rich regional heritage of both banners. After recent international openings in Chile, Cambodia and Kenya, Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s Restaurants LLC now have over 3,800 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 43 foreign countries and U.S. territories. Known for its one-of-a-kind premium menu items such as 100 percent Black Angus Thickburgers®, Made from Scratch™ Biscuits and Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™, as well as an award-winning marketing approach, the Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s brand continues to deliver substantial and consistent growth in the U.S. and overseas. The Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s system is now 94 percent franchised, with international restaurants representing 21 percent of the system. For more information about CKE, please visit www.ckr.com or its brand sites at www.carlsjr.com and www.hardees.com.