Hardee’s Charbroiled Thickburger Franchise


Wilber Hardee opened his first namesake restaurant in Greenville, North Carolina in 1960. Five months later he had his first franchisee and over the years his burger chain has spread to become a favorite throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern United States.

Hardee’s® has built a position as one of America’s premier burger brands. Established in 1961, Hardee’s® operates or franchises more than 1,900 quick-service restaurants in 30 U.S. states and nine countries. Today, Hardee’s® is looking for exceptional new franchise candidates throughout the Mid-Western and Eastern United States.

Hardee’s® consistently out-delivers the competition with an innovative menu strategy that focuses on developing premium, sit-down restaurant quality menu items. Whether it’s the 1/3-lb. 100% Black Angus Beef Thickburger® line, Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes & Malts™ or Made from Scratch™ Biscuits, Hardee’s® provides a best-in-class menu that supports a premium franchise opportunity.

Hardee’s® is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants, Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol:CKR). Through its subsidiaries, CKE franchises and operates Hardee’s® and Carl’s Jr.® quick-service restaurants. The CKE System includes more than 3,100 locations in 42 states and 13 countries.

Franchise Details:

Total investment: $1,182,000 – $1,583,500
Franchise fee: $25,000
Ongoing royalty fee: 4%
Term of agreement: 20 years, renewable


Net worth requirement: $1,000,000
Cash liquidity requirement: $300,000

Business Experience:

Industry experience
General business experience
Preferable operational experience in a restaurant, but will consider people who have owned their own business


100% of all franchisees own more than one unit
Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed.

Franchise webpage: http://www.hardees.com/company/franchise/

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