Hardee's®

Pork. It's What's For Breakfast

Sep 24, 2008

Hardee’s® Introduces a New Breakfast Classic: the Pork Chop ‘N’ Gravy Biscuit

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – September 24, 2008 – Following the success of its recent Chicken Fillet Biscuit promotion, this week Hardee’s introduces another nod to Southern cuisine – the Pork Chop ‘N’ Gravy Biscuit.  Featuring a breaded, boneless pork chop and sausage gravy on one of the chain’s signature Made From Scratch™ Biscuits, the new menu item is sure to stick to the ribs of even the hungriest breakfast customer.

“We first introduced a Pork Chop Biscuit a few years ago and, even though we stopped selling it last year, we still get many requests from people asking us to bring it back,” said Brad Haley, Hardee’s Executive Vice President of Marketing. “And, since we had many reports from our restaurants that people were ordering a side of our famous sausage gravy to dip the biscuit in – which I usually do myself, by the way – we decided to re-test it with sausage gravy already on it and it was more popular than ever.  So, I guess the old saying among our test kitchen people is true: ‘The only way to make it better is to add gravy to it!’.”

The Pork Chop ‘N’ Gravy Biscuit will be sold at participating Hardee’s restaurants for $2.99 and is available in a small combo for $4.59 including hash rounds and a beverage. Prices may vary by location.

About Hardee’s Food Systems, Inc.

Celebrating more than 45 years in the quick-service industry, Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: CKR) of Carpinteria, Calif. As of the second fiscal quarter ended September 8, 2008, CKE Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, had a total of 3,100 franchised, licensed or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and in 14 countries, including 1,170 Carl’s Jr. restaurants and 1,917 Hardee’s restaurants. For more information, or to find a Hardee's near you, go to www.ckr.com or www.hardees.com.

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