Boddie-Noell Names Its Top General Managers with annual Founders Awards

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C.  (March 20, 2024) – Boddie-Noell has named its top 10 Hardee’s® general managers, awarding each the Founders Award given annually by the company which is the largest Hardee’s franchisee in the country.

The individuals and restaurants represent the best among the 330 Hardee’s restaurants operated by the company across four states. The winners were selected on an established set of criteria for operational excellence in 2023. The annual award is given in honor of the company’s three founders, Mayo Boddie, Sr., the late Nicholas Boddie, Jr. and the late W. Carleton Noell, who opened Boddie-Noell’s first Hardee’s in 1962.

The annual recognition and celebration of the winners was held at the company’s Rose Hill Conference Center near Nashville, N.C. Winning general managers received a cash award and a plaque. Gifts were also awarded earlier to their restaurant teams for their 2023 performance.

The Founders Award winners are: general manager Linda Watkins with the Hardee’s in Madison, N.C., general manager Reyo Hodges with the Hardee’s in Stuart, VA., general manager Jamie Hedrick with the Hardee’s in Grandy, N.C., general manager Arlene Hutchinson with the Hardee’s in Chilhowie, VA., general manager Latonya Dungee with the Hardee’s in Farmville, VA., general manager Jasmane Alston with the Hardee’s in Amelia, VA., general manager Angela Harris with the Hardee’s in Marion, VA.; general manager Renee Parker with the Hardee’s on Tidewater Drive in Norfolk, VA., general manager Bobbi Jarrell with the Hardee’s in Prestonsburg, KY. and Casey Burgess with the Hardee’s in Conover, N.C.

About Boddie-Noell Enterprises Boddie-Noell is proud to have been a Hardee’s franchise operator for 62 years in 2024. Family-owned, Boddie-Noell is the largest Hardee’s franchisee in the United States with 330 restaurant locations in four states. The company is based in Rocky Mount, N.C. For more information, visit