ROCKY MOUNT N.C. Wilbur Hardee, the decidedly free spirit who founded the Hardee’s quick-service chain in 1960 and hatched 85 other restaurant concepts throughout the Southeast, died here Friday, according to Hardee’s current owner, CKE Restaurants Inc. The company said the entrepreneur was 89 years old, but gave his date of birth as Aug. 15, 1917, which would have made him 90. Hardee, who also worked as a musician and a cook, opened the first ...
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