Hardee’s Honors Boddie-Noell with Award for Operations Excellence

 Virginia Beach Restaurant Receives National Operational Excellence Franchisee Award

ST. LOUIS, MO. (June 21, 2013) – A Hardee’s restaurant at 305 Dorset Ave. in Virginia Beach, VA. operated by franchisee Boddie-Noell Enterprises has received the 2012 Operational Excellence Award, one of only two given nationally this year to franchisees by CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., parent company to the Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® restaurant chains.

The award was presented to Boddie-Noell at the company’s annual franchisee conference.

The Operations Excellence Award is based on three specific guidelines: an individual restaurant’s performance on platinum quality assurance audits, its score on an operational assessment and one or less guest complaints per month for the year.

“We’re extremely proud of this award and the great job General Manager Loretta Wilson and her team at this Hardee’s location did in earning this special distinction,” said Mike Boddie, President of Boddie-Noell’s Restaurant Division. Boddie and Terry Lewis, Boddie-Noell’s Vice President of Operations, as they received the award from Steve Evans, vice president of franchise operations. Boddie-Noell operates about 180 Hardee’s locations throughout Virginia.

“It is an honor once again to recognize our franchisees’ hard work and dedication,” said Michael Murphy, President and Chief Legal Officer of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. “The ongoing success of Hardee’s is in great measure the result of their individual efforts and their unified commitment to providing guests with the best food, service and dining experience in the industry. It is a genuine pleasure to be able to thank them in this way for being on our team. We hope that they inspire and motivate all of our owners and operators, and keep blazing trails toward even greater achievements in the future.”

About Boddie-Noell Enterprises
Boddie-Noell Enterprises (BNE) has been a Hardee’s franchise operator continuously for more than 50 years. Today BNE is the largest Hardee’s franchisee in the United States with 335 restaurants across four states (North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and South Carolina). The company employs more than 10,000 people and is headquartered in Rocky Mount, N.C. For more information about the company, visit www.bneinc.com.

 About Hardee’s
Celebrating more than 50 years in the quick-service industry, Hardee’s.® Food Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. of Carpinteria, Calif. As of the end of fiscal 2013, CKE, through its subsidiaries, had a total of 3,318 franchised, licensed or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and 28 foreign countries and U.S. territories worldwide, including 1,369 Carl’s Jr..® Restaurants and 1,944 Hardee’s restaurants. For more information, or to find a Hardee’s near you, go to www.hardees.com. Hardee’s social media sites include www.facebook.com/hardees, www.twitter.com/hardees and www.youtube.com/hardees