Hardee's is an American restaurant chain, which predominantly operates in the South and Midwest states. It has evolved through several corporate ownerships since its establishment in 1960. It is currently owned and operated by CKE Restaurants. Along with its sibling restaurant chain, Carl's Jr., Hardee's is the fifth largest fast-food restaurant chain in the United States after Subway, McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's. It is headquartered in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.



Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sister chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are offering a Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwich for an unspecified limited time at participating restaurants in their more than 2,800 unit domestic systems.

The item is made with a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two soft cinnamon-sugar cookies. The dessert, priced at $1.49.

The roll out follows offerings of ice cream sandwiches made with Oreo cookies, chocolate chip cookies and strawberry Pop-Tarts.

Texas BBQ Thickburger

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s New Item:

  • Texas BBQ Thickburger: Smoked beef brisket, spicy mesquite barbecue sauce, crispy jalapeno and onion strips, and melted American cheese on a Black Angus Thickburger patty, served on a fresh baked bun, starting at $4.39. 

Availability: An unspecified limited time

Santa Fe Turkey Burger

Carl's Jr. Copycat Recipe

turkey burger
wheat bun
sliced tomato
canned whole green chili
jalapeno (optional)
Kraft Chipotle White Cheddar Cheese
Hidden Valley Southwest Chipotle Dressing

Grill you burger. Add a slice of green chili and the cheese. Toast the bun. Place the burger on the bun, add lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapeno's and a generous amount of Southwest Chipotle Dressing, top with bun.

Carl's Jr. also serves a Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich which you can make by grilling a boneless skinless chicken breast and using the same southwest sauce.

Blueberry Biscuits

Hardee's Copycat Recipe

Makes 1/2 Dozen

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 -1 1/4 cup half & half light cream

2 cups blueberries, fresh, or frozen
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup water

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon half and half

For the biscuits: Combine ingredients until crumbly in bowl, then knead 3-4 times with your hands in the bowl. Start off with 1 cup half and half, then add by the tablespoon until the dough sticks together without being sticky. Turn out onto a lightly floured counter top and pat down with your hands to about 1 inch in thickness. use a biscuit cutter or the top of a glass to cut rounds and place on a baking sheet. Collect the scraps and pat down to use all remaining dough. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

For the filling: Combine ingredients and cook on medium high until boiling and beginning to thicken. Reduce heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes, then turn off heat. Once biscuits have baked, hollow out the centers and fill with blueberry filling. Add a drizzle of glaze just before serving (combine glaze ingredients, stir until smooth and set aside until needed).

Apple Turnovers

Hardees Copycat Recipe

Pastry and Filling
1 package puff pastry sheets
4 large cooking apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Sugar Drizzle
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon water

Pastry and Filling:  Peel, core and slice apples. In medium saucepan over low heat, cook apples with sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and cinnamon, stirring frequently, until apples are tender. Refrigerate until cool. Thaw pastry sheets at room temperature 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Roll each sheet into a 12-inch square and cut into four 6-inch squares. Place 1/4 cup apple mixture in center of each square. Brush edges with water. Fold to form triangles, seal edges firmly with a fork. Place on 2 baking sheets. Bake 25 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack.

Sugar drizzle: In small bowl, mix together confectioners sugar and water. With spoon, drizzle on turnover, allow to set before serving.