ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The parent company of both Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. burger chains is relocating its headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee.
CKE Restaurants Inc. released this statement:
Following our recent re-franchising initiative, over 90% of our restaurants are now franchise-owned, including the restaurants in St. Louis and Santa Barbara Counties that were formerly company-owned. Being highly franchised has also reduced our office space needs and, thus, made consolidating offices a more viable option. As such, early next year we will be consolidating our Carpinteria and St. Louis corporate offices in Nashville, which is centrally located and is one of the markets where we have retained company-owned restaurants.
At present, Hardee’s is headquartered at 100 N. Broadway in downtown St. Louis, while the Carl’s Jr. home offices are located in Carpinteria, California, which is near Santa Barbara.
Hardee’s 10-year lease in the St. Louis downtown office building expires in 2017. The company moved to St. Louis in 2001.
Most of the management team at CKE Restaurants Inc. have homes in the Nashville-area.