Hardee's owner CKE Restaurants, Inc., said it plans to open as many as 35 new franchise restaurants in the Charlotte region. That's on top of 51 Hardee's currently in the Charlotte market.
"We are excited to expand in the Charlotte area, and we’re now looking for experienced multi-unit operators to join the brand,” said CKE vice president Ned Lyerly in an email.
The California-based company is holding an event on June 7 in Charlotte, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., to discuss the business one-on-one with interested potential franchisees. To learn more or register, click here.
Hardee's obviously has deep Carolina roots. Founded in 1960 in Greenville, there are now 1,912 Hardee's restaurants nationwide. And Panthers owner Jerry Richardson made his name as a businessman by running Hardee's franchises after his playing career with the Baltimore Colts. CKE also owns Carl's Jr., of which there are 1,313 locations.