ST. LOUIS, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hardee's Food Systems, Inc.
recently honored several franchisee owners/groups with awards for
outstanding performance during the past year. The 2007 awards, given for
sales and operations performance in calendar year 2006, were presented at
the company's annual franchisee meeting, held in Las Vegas.
Award winners by category include:
-- Franchisee of the Year - John T. McGinnis (21+ units); Geneva
Enterprises, LLC (6-20 units); Oshkosh Restaurants (2-5 units); Leslie
Barker (single unit)
-- Restaurant Sales - OTAC, Inc. (highest sales volume, Southgate, Md.);
Saulat Enterprises (highest comparable sales percentage increase,
-- Franchisee Sales (21+ units) - Boddie Noell Enterprises (highest
average unit volume); Heritage Assets LLC (highest comparable sales
-- Franchisee Sales (6-20 units) - OTAC, Inc. (highest average unit
volume); Restaurant Management Group (highest comparable sales
-- Franchisee Sales (2-5 units) - Tall Corn Corporation (highest average
unit volume); Dhimant Soni (highest comparable sales percentage
-- Franchisee Sales (single unit) - Marilyn Haberkamp (highest average
unit volume); Robert Wiggins (highest comparable sales percentage
In addition to sales awards, awards were given to several franchisees
for Operational Excellence. To qualify, a franchise restaurant had to
receive platinum QA audits, score 90 percent or higher on operational
assessments and receive one or fewer guest complaints per period.
Winners included Dermox, Inc. of WV for two stores -- Beckley 4 and
South Williamson in West Virginia; John Figlewicz for his store in Spencer,
Iowa; Francieco LP for the store in Marshall, Mich.; The Hastings Company
for its store in Jefferson, N.C.; Northland Restaurant Group for its store
in Mandan, N.D.; and Restaurant Management Group for two stores -
Parkersburg 4, W. Va. And Mount Carmel, Tenn.
"All of our franchise award winners share Hardee's commitment to
provide their guests with the best food, service and dining experience in
the industry. It is a pleasure to have them on the Hardee's team," said
Michael Murphy, CKE Restaurants, Inc. executive vice president, franchising
and general counsel. "Hardee's recent success is due in large part to the
hard work and dedication of our franchisees. We hope that all of our owners
and operators are inspired by these achievements, and will help lead us
toward another successful year in 2007."
Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE
Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: CKR) of Carpinteria, Calif. As of the fourth
fiscal quarter ended Jan. 29, 2007, CKE Restaurants, Inc., through its
subsidiaries, had a total of 3,105 franchised or company-operated
restaurants in 43 states and in 13 countries, including 1,087 Carl's Jr.(R)
restaurants, 1,906 Hardee's restaurants and 96 La Salsa Fresh Mexican
Grill(R) restaurants. For more information, or to find a Hardee's near you,
go to http://www.ckr.com or http://www.hardees.com.
Contact: Jeff Mochal