Spread Holiday Cheer With Hardee's(R) Gift Certificates

Booklets Available at Participating Restaurants

Nov 14, 2005, 00:00 ET from Hardee's

    ST. LOUIS, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Angus Beef Thickburgers(TM), curly
 fries -- and everything nice!  Hardee's gift certificates have arrived just in
 time for the holidays.  The popular $1 certificates are sold in booklets of
 five, and may be redeemed for any menu item.
     Hardee's gift certificates are a great idea for everyone: stocking
 stuffers for dads to enjoy a Mushroom N' Swiss Thickburger(TM), munch money
 for hungry college kids with visions of The Six Dollar Burger(TM) dancing in
 their heads, and a hearty winter-morning treat for lovers of Hardee's famous
 Made-From-Scratch(TM) biscuits.
     Chicken connoisseurs can treat themselves to the new Charbroiled Chicken
 Club Sandwich(TM) or Big Chicken Fillet Sandwich(TM), while heartier appetites
 will accept the challenge of a Monster Thickburger(TM).  And all will be
 satisfied with Hardee's delicious Hand-Scooped Shakes or Malts -- available in
 chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and cookies n' cream.
     Gift certificates can be purchased at participating Hardee's restaurants.
 To find a Hardee's near you, go to www.hardees.com or www.ckr.com.
     Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE
 Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:   CKR) of Carpinteria, Calif.  As of the second fiscal
 quarter ended August 15, 2005, CKE Restaurants, Inc., through its
 subsidiaries, had a total of 3,159 franchised or company-owned restaurants in
 43 states and in 13 countries, including 1,032 Carl's Jr.(R) restaurants,
 2,011 Hardee's restaurants and 100 La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill(R)
 restaurants.  For more information, or to find a Hardee's near you, go to
 www.ckr.com or www.hardees.com.

SOURCE Hardee's