CKE Restaurants, Inc. Names Dan Ponder to Board of Directors

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from CKE Restaurants, Inc.

    ANAHEIM, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- CKE Restaurants, Inc.
 (NYSE:   CKR) announced today the appointment of Dan Ponder to its board of
 directors.
     Ponder, a former Georgia State representative, has been a Hardee's
 franchisee since 1984.  The owner of 10 restaurants in the southern Georgia
 and northern Florida markets, Ponder has a hands-on approach to operating his
 restaurants and is extremely involved in the communities his restaurants
 serve.
     "We wanted to expand our board of directors to reflect the changing nature
 of our business focus to one of increased franchise operations," said Andrew
 F. Puzder, CKE's president and chief executive officer.  "Dan Ponder
 represents one of the finest examples of a committed and successful Hardee's
 franchisee and I believe he will add important and credible input to our
 board."
     CKE Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, franchisees and
 licensees, operates more than 3,700 quick-service restaurants, including
 980 Carl's Jr. restaurants located in 13 Western states and Mexico;
 2,657 Hardee's restaurants in 32 states and 11 foreign countries; and 125 Taco
 Bueno restaurants in Texas and Oklahoma.
 
 

SOURCE CKE Restaurants, Inc.
    ANAHEIM, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- CKE Restaurants, Inc.
 (NYSE:   CKR) announced today the appointment of Dan Ponder to its board of
 directors.
     Ponder, a former Georgia State representative, has been a Hardee's
 franchisee since 1984.  The owner of 10 restaurants in the southern Georgia
 and northern Florida markets, Ponder has a hands-on approach to operating his
 restaurants and is extremely involved in the communities his restaurants
 serve.
     "We wanted to expand our board of directors to reflect the changing nature
 of our business focus to one of increased franchise operations," said Andrew
 F. Puzder, CKE's president and chief executive officer.  "Dan Ponder
 represents one of the finest examples of a committed and successful Hardee's
 franchisee and I believe he will add important and credible input to our
 board."
     CKE Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, franchisees and
 licensees, operates more than 3,700 quick-service restaurants, including
 980 Carl's Jr. restaurants located in 13 Western states and Mexico;
 2,657 Hardee's restaurants in 32 states and 11 foreign countries; and 125 Taco
 Bueno restaurants in Texas and Oklahoma.
 
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