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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 products, such as sides and drinks, biscuits, and others; burgers; sandwiches and hand-breaded chicken; sides, including French fries, crispy curls, onion rings, side salads, and BBQ and dipping sauces; desserts that include chocolate chip cookies and apple turnovers; beverages comprising soft drinks, shakes and malts, and others; and burritos, tacos, condiments, and other items. 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 i...

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: 56
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. Key Developments

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Introduce New Texas BBQ Thickburger

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have introduced the new Texas BBQ Thickburger. The new Texas BBQ Thickburger features tender, smoked beef brisket, spicy mesquite BBQ sauce, crispy jalapeno and onion strips, and melted American cheese, all piled high on a charbroiled 100% Black Angus beef Thickburger patty and served on a Fresh Baked Bun. Beginning with the launch of the Texas BBQ Thickburger, Carl's Jr. and Hardee's now will offer their full lineup of premium, charbroiled 100% Black Angus beef Thickburgers in new sizes to satisfy the appetites of its "young, hungry guy" target. Both chains will now offer 1/3-lb. and 1/2-lb. Thickburger sizes and Hardee's will also offer a 1/4-lb. size. "Texans know their beef and they know their BBQ, so they were the inspiration for newest 'meat-on-meat' burger.

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.

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