American-based fast-food restaurant chain

Hardee's is an American fast food franchise. It began on September 3, 1960.[3] It operates mainly across the Midwestern States of the United States. The restaurant sells chicken strips, French fries and burgers. Wilbur Hardee was the founder of Hardee's.

Hardee's Food Systems Inc.
Company typeSubsidiary
FoundedJune 23, 1960; 64 years ago (1960-06-23)
Rocky Mount, North Carolina, U.S.
FounderWilber Hardee
HeadquartersFranklin, Tennessee
Number of locations
1,944 (January 2013),[1] and 5,812 (February 2016)[2]
Key people
Andrew Puzder, former CEO
ProductsFast food (including hamburgers, french fries, and milkshakes)
ParentCKE Restaurants


  1. "CKE Restaurants, Inc. Announces Preliminary, Unaudited Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2013 Results". Archived from the original on 23 December 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  2. "Complete List of Hardee's Locations". aggdata.com. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  3. Pearce, Candace; Kammerer, Robert (2001). Images of America: Greenville. Arcadia Publishing. p. 114. ISBN 9780738513645.