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About Us

For 60 years, Hardee's has brought communities together with quality, delicious food. With more than 1,800 restaurants across the U.S., and locations in 14 countries, we are committed to the best tasting food to better serve our guests--From Made From Scratch™ Biscuits and Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™.

We're Committed to Serving Great Food

Made from Scratch™ Biscuits

Hardee's has been known for more than 40 years for our Made From Scratch™ Biscuits. Our designated Biscuit Makers rise before the sun, and start their mornings at 4 a.m., hand-making each batch of biscuits from scratch every 15 minutes for biscuit clouds of flaky, buttery goodness.

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Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™

We make our Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ with our hands because it's the only acceptable way to make them. Made with all-white meat chicken, and hand-dipped in seasoned breading before fried to golden perfection.

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Angus Thickburgers®

Fire seems like nothing special. But when it hits our all-beef patties or premium 100% Black Angus Beef, it transforms them into juicy charbroiled burgers as good as Wilber Hardee intended. Making burgers with fire should be the only way you make burgers, or you’ve no business doing it at all.

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History of Hardee's


Wilber Hardee, opens his first Hardee's® restaurant in Greenville, North Carolina, on September 3, 1960. The one-of-a-kind menu included 15-cent hamburgers, 10-cent fries, and 20-cent milkshakes. By the end of the 60s, there were more than 200 Hardee's locations.


Hardee's continues to grow, expanding its footprint and it's menu, including the addition of it's famous, fresh Made From Scratch™ Biscuits and Roast Beef Sandwich, which continue to be guest favorites today.


In the 80s, Hardee's opens its 2,000th location, and continues its biscuit fame with the introduction of the Cinnamon 'N' Raisin™ biscuit, which still remains a staple at Hardee's everywhere.


CKE Restaurants acquires Hardee's in 1997, creating a chain of 3,828 restaurants in 40 states and 10 foreign countries.


Hardee's debuts its signature line of Thickburgers®--Delicious burgers made with 100% Black Angus beef patties, and introduces the iconic Monster Thickburger.


Today, Hardee's is proud to still serve the delicious, quality food that made the restaurant a favorite for guests throughout the Midwest and Southeast, while delighting fans with new innovations like Froot Loops® Mini Donuts.

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Ned Lyerly

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Woida

President, International

Andrew Robinson

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kerry Olson

Chief Legal Officer

Ron Coolbaugh

Chief Operations Officer

Chad Crawford

Chief Brand Officer

Phil Crawford

Chief Technology Officer

John J. Dunion

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Matthew Walls

Chief Global Development Officer

Cliff Drescher

Chief Transformation Officer

Lance Tucker

Chief Financial Officer


A Message to Our Guests

March 18, 2020

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