Our Next Success Story Is You

Real growth doesn’t happen in a flash. It requires a blend of discretion and boldness, cultivated through careful strategic planning.

At CKE, we’ve taken the long view in building a strategic plan that supports sustainable growth by fostering strong partnerships with out franchisees.

Simply put, CKE’s plan to double our current domestic footprint is only possible through the success of our franchise partners. That’s why building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with our franchisees is at the heart of what we do every day. We grow together. That’s the plan.

Next Steps Toward Success

We’re looking for partners who appreciate a good product as much as a good opportunity. Our best-in-class menus, innovative
systems and outstanding brand recognition are building top-line sales that support and sustain franchise profitability. If you’re
interested in learning more about the benefits of franchising and owning Carl’s Jr. or Hardee’s restaurants, we invite you to
contact us.

  • Award-Winning Performance Metrics*
  • Over $3.4 Billion In System-Wide Sales
  • Consistently Ranked Among The Best Tasting And Highest Quality Burger Brands*
  • Carl’s Jr. Awarded 2013 Most Improved Burger Chain*
  • Hardee’s Has Experienced 13 Consecutive Years Of AUV Sales Growth
  • Hardee’s Named Most Improved Restaurant Chain For 2012**
mike “The CKE model ties in perfectly with the way
I want to do business…”

Mike Borchard M&N Foods, LLC
Carl’s Jr. Franchisee since 1999
24 Restaurants
don “CKE understands that the financial health of its franchisees is the driving force behind its success. They provide a platform for us to make attractive unit-level margins.”
Don Wollan
Paradigm Investment Group
Hardee’s Franchisee since 1999
85 Restaurants


Jim Sullivan
SVP-Domestic Franchise Development

Mike D’ Arezzo
VP Franchise Sales, North America

*Sandelman and Associates, Quick Track FY2012 & Technomic’s 2012 Consumer Brand Metrics Program.

**Consumer Brand Metrics Program, Technomic Executive Summary, 2012 Chains to Watch.