CKE to refranchise 200 Hardee's stores

CARPINTERIA Calif. CKE Restaurants Inc. plans to sell more than 200 Hardee's units in the Midwest and Southeast to franchisees and emphasize development in the chain's core markets.

Andrew Puzder, CKE's president and chief executive, said the refranchising would free up resources for the development of more company-run units of Hardee's, the St. Louis-based burger chain with a concentration of units in the Southeast. 

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