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Company Overview of Hardee's Food Systems, Inc.

Company Overview

Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. operates and franchises quick-service restaurants in the United States and internationally. It offers breakfast, charbroiled burgers, chicken products, sides, desserts, beverages, and other products. Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. was formerly known as Hardee's Drive-Ins, Inc. and changed its name to Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. in May 1961. The company was founded in 1960 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri. Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of CKE Restaurants, Inc.

100 North Broadway

Suite 1200

St. Louis, MO 63102

United States

Founded in 1960





Key Executives for Hardee's Food Systems, Inc.

Executive Vice President of Marketing
Age: 55
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. Key Developments

Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. Opens New Restaurant in West Chicago, Illinois

Hardee's Food Systems has announced the opening of a new restaurant at 280 W North Avenue, in West Chicago, Illinois. Franchisee Frontier Star, LLC, in partnership with Hardee's and Carl's Jr. celebrates the fifth of 35 new Hardee's restaurants scheduled to open in Chicagoland over the next seven years. Current Hardee's locations in the area include Bolingbrook, Midlothian, Elk Grove and Prospect Heights, with Waukegan opening later this month. In the second half of 2013, CKE inked deals with several new developers to build Hardee's franchised restaurants in New York and New Jersey. The new restaurant will offer Hardee's innovative, premium-quality menu selections, including the highly praised Fresh Baked Buns, baked fresh in the restaurant every day; the guest-favorite Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger, made with 100% Black Angus beef; and, Hardee's iconic Made From Scratch Biscuits.

Hardee's Opens Restaurant in Chicago Area

Hardee's(R) is continuing to expand in the Chicago area with a new restaurant in Elk Grove Village set to open. A series of Hardee's Chicagoland openings by franchisee Frontier Star, LLC began this summer with new Hardee's restaurants in Bolingbrook and Midlothian. Other Chicago market openings are scheduled. The new restaurant in Elk Grove will open its doors at 1551 S. Busse Road, offering Hardee's innovative premium-quality menu selections. Each of the first 500 customers will receive a coupon book featuring one free Hardee's menu item a week for 52 weeks.

Hardee's to Expand the Burger Chain to Several Northeastern States

Hardee's plans to expand the burger chain to several northeastern states with as many as 200 new locations over the next five years. St. Louis based the company, which is owned by Carpinteria, Calif.-based CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., said the first new restaurants, beginning in New Jersey and New York, will open within the next twelve to eighteen months, followed by restaurants in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Franchisee Bhupen "Bob" Patel has partnered with the company for the new restaurants, which will have between 2,500 and 2,750 square feet of space and drive through service. Ultimately, expansion in the region could grow to more than 1,000 the company locations, according to Patel and Sullivan.

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