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Boddie-Noell Enterprises, Inc. (BNE) is a diversified, family-owned company engaged primarily in restaurant operation and land development. The company is the largest privately held franchise operator of Hardee's restaurants with just more than 330 restaurants in four states.

The company's holdings include:

  • More than 330 Hardee's restaurants in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Kentucky.
  • BNE Land & Development Co. with resort, residential and commercial developments completed or under way in North Carolina and Virginia.
  • Rose Hill Plantation, a 250-year-old historic landmark and¬†upscale special-event facility located near Rocky Mount, N.C.
  • The Highway Diner located in Rocky Mount, NC.


Rocky Mount, N.C.

Economic Impact

BNE's various restaurant properties and other businesses employ 10,000 people. The company has a total annual payroll of more than $165 million.

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