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…
Restaurant Chain Growth Report 10/08/13

Growing Concepts Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Duluth, MN-based GRANDMA’S RESTAURANTS (founded 1976) has increased by 1 unit for the Grandma’s Saloon & Grill concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). …
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…

Rocky Mount, NC  (RestaurantNews.com)  Boddie-Noell Enterprises, Inc. and Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse announced today they have reached an agreement under which the New Jersey-based operator of steakhouse restaurants will purchase the Texas Steakhouse & Saloon restaurants. Under the agreement, CB Steaks,…

Executive Roundtable to Learn About Hardee’s Franchise Opportunities Planned for June 7 Carpinteria, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  CKE Restaurants, Inc., announced today its intent to develop new Hardee’s®restaurants throughout the Charlotte, N.C. area. The company is seeking to expand its Charlotte footprint…

Executive Roundtable to Learn About Hardee’s Franchise Opportunities Planned for May 8 Carpinteria, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  CKE Restaurants, Inc., announced today its expansion plans for the development of new Hardee’s® restaurants throughout the greater Orlando, Fla. area. The company is seeking…

Executive Roundtable to Learn About Hardee’s Franchise Opportunities Planned for May 10 Carpinteria, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  CKE Restaurants, Inc., announced today its expansion plans for the development of new Hardee’s® restaurants throughout the greater Tampa, Fla. area. The company is seeking…

Hardee’s is turning up the heat this holiday season and expanding its popular line-up of Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders and Chicken Fillet Sandwiches with the new Buffalo-flavored options. Now available at all Hardee’s locations, the Chicken Tenders and Chicken Fillet Sandwich…

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…

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…

Even the best educated, smartest and most talented restaurant managers and owners are prone to developing blind spots. These blind spots make it difficult to achieve true restaurant success because you can’t even notice that they’re a problem. Asking for…

Hardee’s has once again partnered with Coca-Cola to make everyone a winner – not just once, but twice. To follow-up the smashing success of last year’s program, this year’s campaign will have even bigger winners – including two who will walk…

 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., today announced the opening of two Hardee’s restaurants in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This marks the first of at least 12 Hardee’s restaurants to be opened in Kazakhstan over the next five years. Hardee’s is the first major western…

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…

Consumer Reports has published their first ever review and ranking of the major fast food chains in the U.S. Over 36,000 subscribers were polled about their fast food preferences. In-N-Out Burger topped the entire list, and Chipotle Mexican Grill topped…