It was 1960 when Wilber Hardee opened his first hamburger shop in Greenville, North Carolina. In less than a year, he had sold his first franchise. Ten years later, Hardee’s added freshly made biscuits to its menu. This somewhat unusual move proved to be a smart one, and Hardee’s is still known for its “Made from Scratch” biscuits. The Hardee’s brand was acquired by CKE Restaurants, Inc. (their other brands include Carl’s Jr.) and has continued to operate successfully throughout the United States and abroad.
Start-up Cost:$1.09M - 1.58M