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CKE Restaurant Holdings Relocates Corporate Headquarters To Franklin, Tennessee

CKE Restaurants Holdings, parent company to Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, will invest $5 million to relocate its corporate headquarters from Carpinteria, California to Franklin, Tennessee. The move is expected to create more than 100 jobs in Williamson County.

Carpinteria-based CKE Restaurants, which also owns St. Louis-based Hardee’s, is consolidating both offices in Tennessee, where it has several company-owned restaurants. The new headquarters will be located at 6700 Tower Circle in Franklin. As part of the newly developed business park, CKE will occupy 47,030 rentable square feet across 1.5 floors. CKE’s Anaheim, California, corporate office will remain fully operational.

“We are pleased to bring CKE’s headquarters to Tennessee, a state that understands business and provides companies like ours with an environment that facilitates success,” Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, said. “We look forward to calling the city of Franklin our base of operations as we continue to meaningfully forge ahead with some very exciting new developments in the foreseeable future.”

“We appreciate CKE for choosing Tennessee as home to its corporate headquarters and creating more than 100 new jobs in Franklin,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “In Tennessee, we provide a business-friendly environment that promotes growth and success for both new and existing businesses. We welcome CKE and thank the company for bringing us one step closer toward our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

Federal and local officials welcomed CKE to Williamson County, citing the impact the company will have on the area’s business landscape as well as its workforce.

“We are thrilled CKE Restaurants has decided to relocate their corporate headquarters to Williamson County,” Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson said. “I welcome the employees of CKE and their families to our community, and I look forward to a strong partnership with one of America’s most iconic brands. With over 200 companies that call Williamson County home, our community has become the premiere location for headquarters over the last decade. CKE Restaurants will now enjoy the same amenities that draw talent to Williamson County, including our great school systems, our low crime rate, our corporate housing options, our public parks and recreation areas, and countless other benefits that make this the fastest county for job growth in America.”

TVA and Middle Tennessee EMC congratulate CKE Foods on its decision to locate in Franklin, Tennessee,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. “We are proud to partner with Williamson County, city of Franklin, Williamson Inc. and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further TVA’s mission of service and facilitate new job opportunities in the Valley.”

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