Hardee's(R) Presents Awards to Franchisees

May 07, 2007, 01:00 ET from Hardee's

    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,
        Hinesville, Ga.)
     -- Franchisee Sales (21+ units) - Boddie Noell Enterprises (highest
        average unit volume); Heritage Assets LLC (highest comparable sales
        percentage increase)
     -- Franchisee Sales (6-20 units) - OTAC, Inc. (highest average unit
        volume); Restaurant Management Group (highest comparable sales
        percentage increase)
     -- 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

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