Higher commodity prices for beef, cooking oil and dairy, and a recall of ground turkey put a strain on Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, parent company CKE Restaurants Inc. reported Wednesday. In a conference call reporting narrowed losses for CKE Restaurants during the second quarter, chief executive Andy Puzder said sales of the new turkey burgers at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s were surpassing expectations. However, sales slowed in the current third quarter after Springdale, ...

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