CARPINTERIA Calif. Second-quarter profit fell about 1 percent for CKE Restaurants Inc., as lower operating costs helped offset still-declining sales at the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s quick-service chains. For the quarter ended Aug. 10, CKE’s net income totaled $12.25 million, or 22 cents per share, compared with $12.34 million, or 23 cents per share, for the second quarter last year.The Carpinteria, Calif.-based company held restaurant-level margins steady year to year between the two ...

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