Hardee's, Carl's Jr. parent looks to hold prices steady

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s will be increasingly pressured by rising food costs, but officials at parent CKE Restaurants Inc. said they remain reluctant to pass those costs onto consumers.

Andrew Puzder, chief executive of Carpinteria, Calif.-based CKE Restaurants, discussed the focus on pricing in a call to analysts Wednesday following the release of third quarter results — the company’s first full quarter as a private company following the acquisition in

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