CARPINTERIA Calif. CKE Restaurants Inc., parent of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. brands, Wednesday reported a 2.6-percent year-to-year jump in same-store sales at all corporate restaurants for the four weeks ended Aug. 13 and said Carl’s Jr. had launched a new Patty Melt Burger as a limited-time offering. The rollout follows the success of the Patty Melt Thickburger introduced by Hardee’s in May. A clone of the diner-style patty melts popular in the 1950s and ’60s, the new sandwich is a ...

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