Carl Hardee, Sr. with his son, Carl Jr.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., is the parent company of the Carl's Jr., Hardee's, Green Burrito, and Red Burrito restaurants, which are competitors to Jack in the Box and Jack in the Box subsidiary Qdoba Mexican Grill.

The company's headquarters are located in Carpinteria, California. As of March 2016, CKE has a total of 3,664 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 38 foreign countries and U.S. territories. It is a privately-held company.

Relationship with Jack in the BoxEdit

  • In 2007, CKE Restaurants sued Jack in the Box over a couple commercials for sirloin burgers which made the false implication that angus beef is derived from a cow's anus.[1] The case, CKE Restaurant v. Jack in the Box, Inc., was eventually settled and dismissed, but the terms of the settlement were not publicly disclosed.[2]
  • John J. Dunion, Chief Supply Chain Officer of CKE Restaurants, had also previously worked at Jack in the Box.[4]

External linksEdit


  1. CKE Restaurants sues Jack in the Box over beef ads. Reuters. May 25, 2007.
  2. Trump labor nominee's company sued rival for implying its burgers came from cow's anus. CNNMoney. February 3, 2017.
  3. CKE vet Brad Haley hops over to IHOP for CMO role. Campaign US. August 8, 2017.
  4. Management Team. CKE Restaurants.

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