CKE Restaurants, Inc. will expand its headquarters operations in Franklin, TN. The parent company of the Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® sister chains will invest $3.6 million and create 145 jobs in Williamson County.
In April 2016, CKE announced it would locate its headquarters in Franklin, TN; with this latest announcement, the company plans to add approximately 47,000 square feet to its headquarters facility. The California-based company will also hire employees to fill office support, IT, finance, risk management and international operations jobs.
“As we look back on our first year here in the Nashville area, we remain excited for the opportunities we see in both job creation within our surrounding communities, as well as the continued growth of our business,” said Jim Sullivan, head of development for CKE Restaurants Inc. “We are thrilled to be part of the Middle Tennessee community and deeply value our partnership with the State of Tennessee – a partnership that has enabled us to invest heavily in both local talent and technology.”
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. owns, operates and franchises some of the most popular brands in the quick-service restaurant industry, including the Carl’s Jr.®, Hardee’s®, Green Burrito® and Red Burrito® restaurant brands. The CKE system includes more than 3,300 restaurant locations in 42 states and in 28 countries.
“I appreciate CKE for choosing to expand operations at its headquarters in Franklin and for creating more than 140 new jobs in Williamson County,” said Gov. Bill Haslam. “We are grateful that Tennessee is home to CKE, and it means a great deal that this well-known brand has chosen to grow in our state. With continued investments from partners like CKE, Tennessee will lead in the creation of high-quality jobs.”
“I want to thank CKE for choosing to expand its headquarters in Franklin,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “Since 2011, more than 34,000 jobs have been created in the business services sector and I appreciate CKE for continuing to grow this sector by creating 145 new jobs in Franklin. I look forward to seeing CKE’s continued success in our state and our future partnership.”
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