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CKE Restaurants: Another Private Equity Firm Said to Be Circling

Reuters reports that CKE Restaurant's private equity (PE) firm owner, Apollo, is seeking buyers for the Carl's and Hardee's brands.

CKE Restaurants Pulls IPO

Bull on Wall Street eludes CKE Restaurants desire for an IPO
Bull on Wall Street eludes CKE Inc

CARPINTERIA, Calif. — CKE Inc announced this evening that it is pulling its initial public offering because of poor market conditions.

News from Wall Street: CKE Restaurants IPO Pulled at Last Minute

Late Thursday, CKE Restaurants announced that their planned initial public offering (IPO), to return to the New York Stock Exchange, had been cancelled due to “market conditions.”

Engaged Franchisees Key to CKE Success

Andrew Puzder
CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder/CKE photo

CARPINTERIA, Calif. –  Andrew F. Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants Inc. and the recipient of numerous leadership awards, speaks with Blue MauMau on the art of leading franchise owners.

Hardees Collapse Leaves Franchisee Orphan

Franchisees must pay for teachers slapping their "flat buns" even if they can't watch teacher do it.

Carls/Hardees: First Update after Merger

I listened in today on CKR Restaurants' first post-merger briefing, after its acquisition by Apollo in July . It was not an earnings call per se, but a nice update nonetheless.

Lee Buys Papa Murphy's

New York-based Lee Equity Partners, the investor behind such franchisors as Dunkin' Brands, has signed an agreement to purchase Papa Murphy’s International, a take-home pizza franchisor currently owned by Charlesbank Capital Partners.

Hardee’s to Consumers: Name Our Holes

What do you call a deep-fried biscuit rolled in cinnamon sugar and dipped in icing?