Hardee's
#9 Franchise 500| Burgers, chicken, biscuits

About
Founded

1960

Franchising Since

1962 (56 Years)

Corporate Address

6700 Tower Cir., #1000
Franklin, TN 37067

CEO

Jason Marker

Parent Company

CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$1,431,500 - $1,949,000

Net-worth Requirement

$1,000,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$300,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4%

Ad Royalty Fee

to 7%

Financing Options

Hardee's has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

50% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

80 hours

Classroom Training:

32 hours

Additional Training:

8 weeks management training & at grand opening

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Hardee's is ranked #9 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Wilber Hardee opened his first restaurant in Greenville, North Carolina, in 1960, and just five months later he had his first franchisee. Hardee's restaurants, which serve biscuits, burgers and chicken, have since spread throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern U.S.

In 1997, Hardee's was acquired by California-based CKE Restaurants Inc., franchisor of Carl's Jr. Restaurants.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $1,431,500 High - $1,949,000
Units
+3.7%+80 UNITS (1 Year) +11.6%+231 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Franchise Articles

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This Mega Deal Means Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Are Now in the Same Family as Arby's, Auntie Anne's and Cinnabon

Roark Capital Group will acquire CKE Inc., the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, adding to its extensive franchise brand portfolio, which includes Wingstop, Carvel Ice Cream and Arby's.

Starbucks Is Closing 150 Underperforming U.S. Locations. Here's Why.

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Disclaimer

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Updated: November 17th, 2017
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