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CKE Restaurants Expands Operations in Franklin, Tennessee

CKE Restaurants, Inc. will expand its headquarters operations in Franklin, Tennessee. CKE, parent to the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s sister chains, will invest $3.6 million and create 145 jobs in Williamson County.

The company plans to add approximately 47,000 square feet to its current facility in Williamson County. With this expansion, the company will be hiring employees to fill office support, IT, finance, risk management and international operations jobs at its Franklin headquarters.

“As we look back on our first year here in the Nashville area, we remain excited for the opportunities we see in both job creation within our surrounding communities, as well as the continued growth of our business,” Jim Sullivan, Head of Development for CKE Restaurants Inc., said. “We are thrilled to be part of the Middle Tennessee community and deeply value our partnership with the State of Tennessee, a partnership that has enabled us to invest heavily in both local talent and technology.”

“I appreciate CKE for choosing to expand operations at its headquarters in Franklin and for creating more than 140 new jobs in Williamson County,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “We are grateful that Tennessee is home to CKE, and it means a great deal that this well-known brand has chosen to grow in our state. With continued investments from partners like CKE, Tennessee will lead in the creation of high-quality jobs.”

“I want to thank CKE for choosing to expand its headquarters in Franklin,” Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “Since 2011, more than 34,000 jobs have been created in the business services sector and I appreciate CKE for continuing to grow this sector by creating 145 new jobs in Franklin. I look forward to seeing CKE’s continued success in our state and our future partnership.”

“This is one of many examples of our existing companies, many of whom are national and global corporations, choosing to reinvest and grow here because it is a great place to do business and raise a family,” Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson said.

“We are thrilled to see CKE already expanding its presence in Franklin after experiencing the community’s great quality of life and business-friendly environment,” Franklin Mayor Ken Moore said. “We look forward to many more years of partnering with CKE and its employees.”

“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation congratulate CKE on its decision to expand operations in Williamson County and create additional job opportunities,” said TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley. “Helping facilitate job creation is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service and we are proud to partner with Williamson Inc., City of Franklin, Williamson County and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission.”


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