/C O R R E C T I O N -- CKE Restaurants, Inc./

                /C O R R E C T I O N -- CKE Restaurants, Inc./

PR Newswire

CARPINTERIA, Calif., July 16, 2012

In the news release, CKE Restaurants Announces Hardee's Expansion Plans Across
Minneapolis, Minn., issued 16-Jul-2012 by CKE Restaurants, Inc. over PR
Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the sub-headline, "July 23"
should read "July 31". The complete, corrected release follows:

  CKE Restaurants Announces Hardee's Expansion Plans Across Minneapolis, Minn.

    Executive Roundtable to Learn About Hardee's Franchise Opportunities
    Planned for July 31

CARPINTERIA, Calif., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --CKE Restaurants, Inc.,
announced today its intent to develop new Hardee's® restaurants throughout the
Minneapolis, Minn. area. The company is seeking to expand its Minneapolis
footprint over the next several years and sees the potential to develop more
than 59 new restaurants in the market. Currently, Hardee's operates 21
locations within the Minneapolis area.

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Actively seeking new franchisees, Hardee's will host an Executive Roundtable
on July 31 in Minneapolis from noon to 2 p.m. to share information about the
benefits of owning a Hardee's restaurant and specific opportunities in the
market. To attend the Roundtable or schedule an individual meeting, please
visit www.ckefranchise.com/Success to complete the registration form.

"Hardee's is ranked among the highest quality and best tasting brands in the
burger segment and is recognized for our consistent track record of sales
growth and solid unit economics," said Jim Sullivan, CKE's Sr. Vice President
of Domestic Franchise Development. "We are excited to expand in the
Minneapolis area, and we're now looking for experienced multi-unit operators
to join the brand."

Qualified candidates should possess a minimum net worth of $1 million and a
minimum liquidity of $300,000. Franchisees can expect an initial investment
of $1.1 million, including the franchise fee. Additional franchise information
is available at www.ckefranchise.com.

"Our commitment at Hardee's to serve premium-quality, great-tasting food is
rivaled only by our commitment to the success of our franchisees," continued
Sullivan.

Started in North Carolina in 1960, Hardee's has been a local favorite for more
than 50 years. Although most people know Hardee's for its Made from Scratch
Biscuits™, that changed in 2003 with the launch of the 100% Black Angus Beef
Thickburger® line. The sit-down-restaurant-quality Thickburgers established
Hardee's as a leader in the quick service industry in quality and taste.
Today, Hardee's forges ahead with an attractive franchise centric business
model featuring a strong brand heritage, iconic memorable ads, an innovative
menu, solid unit economics and dual branding options with Mexican concept Red
Burrito.

About Hardee's

Celebrating more than 50 years in the quick-service industry, Hardee's Food
Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants, Inc. of Carpinteria,
Calif. As of the end of Q1 fiscal 2013, the Company, through its subsidiaries,
had a total of 3,263 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 42 states
and in 25 countries, including 1,322 Carl's Jr.® restaurants and 1,932
Hardee's restaurants.. For more information, or to find a Hardee's near you,
go towww.hardees.com. Hardee's social media sites include
www.facebook.com/hardees,www.twitter.com/hardees,
andwww.youtube.com/hardees.

Contact:
Elayne Sommers
Fish Consulting
954.893.9150
esommers@fish-consulting.com

SOURCE CKE Restaurants, Inc.

Website: http://www.ckefranchise.com
 
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