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.



New Menu Items

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's New Item

  • Mile High Bacon Cheese Thickburger, black Angus Thickburger patty, thick cut applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, red onion, tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise, served on a fresh baked bun, $4.29-$6.99.

Availability: An unspecified limited time

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).