CKE: Last month’s comps rise 2.6%; Carl’s Jr. rolls patty melt

CARPINTERIA Calif. CKE Restaurants Inc., parent of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. brands, Wednesday reported a 2.6-percent year-to-year jump in same-store sales at all corporate restaurants for the four weeks ended Aug. 13 and said Carl’s Jr. had launched a new Patty Melt Burger as a limited-time offering.

The rollout follows the success of the Patty Melt Thickburger introduced by Hardee’s in May. A clone of the diner-style patty melts popular in the 1950s and ’60s,

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