Restaurants, Burger Lovers Celebrate National Hamburger Month

May is National Hamburger Month There are few foods more iconic of America than the humble hamburger. While the hamburger reached its current commercial incarnation in the country, the basic ground meat patty and name came from other cultures. The…
Roark Capital Group to Acquire CKE Restaurants from Apollo Global Management

Carpinteria, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  CKE Inc. (“CKE” or the “Company”) announced today that an affiliate of Roark Capital Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the Company with senior management retaining a minority stake. CKE…
Carl’s Jr. owner CKE explores sale, according to sources

CKE Inc, the restaurant group that operates the Carl’s Jr and Hardees fast food chains, is exploring a potential sale after postponing its initial public offering last year, according to three people familiar with the matter. The Apollo Global Management-backed…

Applications Now Available Online for the 13th Annual Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship Program Carpinteria, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Carrying on its commitment to advanced education, Carl’s Jr.® is pleased to announce the commencement of its 13th annual Carl N.…

When it comes to the fast-food restaurant sector, hamburgers reign supreme and that highly competitive business is getting a little more crowded in Canada. California-based Carl’s Jr. is expanding north, with its first location open in Kelowna, B.C., and up…

New Santa Fe Turkey Burger features green chili and Santa Fe sauce, yet still less than 500 calories Carpinteria, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Carl’s Jr.®, the burger chain known for sit-down restaurant quality food and innovative menu items, announced today the expansion…

CKE’s International Reach Now at 24 Countries Carpinteria, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Costa Rica is the latest country to enjoy the premium-quality burgers of Carl’s Jr.® Parent company, CKE Restaurants, Inc., announced the opening of three Carl’s Jr. restaurants in Costa Rica…

Carl’s Jr. introduced the new Hand-Scooped OREOIce Cream Sandwich to consumers with a sweet tooth throughout the western US this week. The tasty treat is made by hand and continues the commitment to premium-quality offerings at Carl’s Jr. “Carl’s Jr.…

Carl’s Jr. is now offering Hardee’s Made From ScratchBiscuits at more than 300 restaurants in Southern California (in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties). To celebrate the arrival of Hardee’s Made From Scratch Biscuits, Carl’s Jr. restaurants…

Carl’s Jr. will open its 50th restaurant in the state this week and is celebrating with a series of free burger events. “They say everything is bigger in Texas and we think the celebration of our 50th Carl’s Jr. restaurant…

When Wendy’s began Project Gold Hamburger two years ago, they knew that they couldn’t totally reinvent a classic. However, the new Dave’s Hot N’ Juicy is a drastically updated and improved cheeseburger featuring two patties made from fresh beef, and…

Is $6 too much for a fast food burger? Judging by how many quickly-served, higher-quality burgers are hitting the market lately selling for $5, $6, and up—strictly for the sandwich, not a whole meal—diners seem to be game for paying…

Evoking the kind of burger offered at upscale steakhouses, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s today announced their newest creation, the Steakhouse Burgers. The Six Dollar Burger and Thickburger versions of the Steakhouse Burgers feature a charbroiled, 100% Black Angus beef patty…

CKE Restaurants will open its first Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand. This is the first of many Carl’s Jr. restaurants planned to open in New Zealand over the next five years. The restaurant is operated by Forsgren NZ…

 Starbucks Coffee Company is growing exponentially around the world and to facilitate new growth the company has restructured its executive branches. The Starbucks Coffee International department that manages all international locations will be split into the Asia and Europe departments.…

CKE Restaurants, Inc., and the Carl’s Jr. brand are commemorating the 70th anniversary of its founding this month with celebrations, online giveaways and a look back at the fast-food chain’s rise from a single hot dog cart to a billion-dollar…

The Wendy’s/Arby’s Group has successfully sold the Arby’s chain to Roark Capital. The original company will be renamed The Wendy’s Company immediately. Roark Capital now owns over 20 franchise brands including Arby’s. The Wendy’s Company will retain a 18.5 common…

The company that owns the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast-food chains is getting more healthy — and a little less skanky. Stung by more than two years of dipping sales at the Carl’s Jr. restaurants, and with its target audience…

Russia is the hot site for new international expansion, according to fast food chains like Arby’s and Wendy’s. McDonald’s locations in Moscow and other parts of the country routinely bring in more money per location than domestic restaurants do. Russia’s…

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants, known for being industry leaders in innovative, premium-quality fast food, launched their newest menu item, the Hand-Breaded Chicken Fillet Sandwich. The sandwich, available now, is freshly prepared, battered and breaded by-hand in each and every…