Known for its hand-made biscuits and decadent burgers, the Hardee’s chain includes more than 1,700 locations, primarily across the South and Midwest. Often co-branded with the Mexican concept Red Burrito, Hardee’s is owned by CKE Restaurants Inc., along with sister brand Carl’s Jr.

Chain Snapshot

Segment: Quick-service

Headquarters: Carpinteria, Calif.

CEO: Andrew Puzder

Financial Data

Systemwide Sales: $1.9 billion (U.S., FY 2012)

Total Units: 1,703
(U.S., FY 2012)

Sales Per Unit: $1.1 million (Estimated, FY 2012)

Source: NRN Top 100 report


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