The future for CKE: Continuity

The future for CKE: Continuity

Executives and franchisees of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s parent weigh in on the impending acquisition by Roark Capital Group.

Franchisees of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurant brands said Wednesday that news of the impending sale of franchisor CKE Inc. to Roark Capital Group has a big upside: Continuity.

As part of the acquisition, members of CKE’s senior management team, led by chief executive Andy Puzder, will take a minority stake in the company, bringing to rest rumors that an acquisition might result in the CEO's departure.

“I’m not going anywhere,” Pu

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