Hardee's

About Hardee's

Hardee's was founded in 1960 by Wilbur Hardee and has grown to more
than 2,000 restaurants around the world. CKE Restaurants acquired
Hardee's in 1997 and now, along side Carl's Jr., Hardee's is part of one
powerful concept with two global banners. Hardee's is a platform for
success for operators around the world.
Over the years, Hardee's has continued its growth
with an emphasis on quality, service, and cleanliness, pioneering
concepts such as partial table service and self-serve beverage bars. The
introduction of our Fresh Baked Buns™ in 2013 and our All Natural
Burger™ in 2015 confirm our constant emphasis on product innovation and
represent our focus on satisfying the tastes of young, hungry consumers.

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Hamburgers/Hot Dogs Franchise Opportunities

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Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
A & W Restaurants $15,000-$30,000 5% 5% $269,000-$1,213,000
All American Hot Dog Carts N/A $1,700-$5,999
America's Dog & Burger $30,000 $298,800-$694,050
Back Yard Burgers $35,000 5% 3% $465,000-$1,680,000
Burger Hut N/A 4.5% $376,092-And Up
Burger Joint, The $40,000 5.5% 1%Nat'l + 1%Local $199,500-$409,500
Burger King $50,000 4.5% 4% $333,100-$3,398,600
BurgerFi $37,500 5.5% 1.5% $613,600-$987,250
BurgerFuel $50,000 6% of net 4% of net $300,000-$350,000
Burgerim N/A $150,000-$250,000
Carl's Jr $25,000-$35,000 4% 6% $1,603,000-$2,168,000
Carla's Sandwiches & Burgers $8,500 $850/mo. $125/mo. $81,000-$2,400,000
Carts of America N/A $2,999-$3,999
Checkers Drive-In $30,000 4% 4.5% $259,000-$1,431,000
Cheeburger Cheeburger $24,500-$35,000 4.5% $322,500-$603,000
Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers + Poutinerie $35,000 5% 1% Nat'l + 1% local $380,000-$486,000
Coney Beach $25,000 6% $279,000-$493,000
Coneys Frozen Custard $19,500 6% 4% $129,250-$194,500
Counter, The $35,000 6% 2% $711,133-$1,939,750
Culver $55,000 4% 2.5% $2,349,000-$5,356,000
Dairy Queen $45,000 4% 5-6% $1,151,135-$1,936,655
Dog Haus $35,000 6% 2% $423,448-$990,148
Dogfather, The $25,000-$35,000 6.5% $179,300-$263,000
Dogout, The $25,000 $204,000-$474,000
Dream Maker Hot Dog Carts N/A $2,899-$15,999
Drifter's Hamburgers $25,000 5% 2% local $105,000-And Up
Elevation Burger N/A $338,500-$599,500
Farmer Boys $45,000 5% 3% $1,042,500-$2,486,500
Fatburger $50,000 6% 2% $498,100-$850,600
Five Guys Burgers & Fries $50,000-$125,000 6% 2% $306,200-$716,250
Flamer's Grill $30,000 5% 2% $171,500-$345,500
Foster's Grille $35,000 5% $291,700-$538,100
Fuddruckers $50,000 5% .25% $300,000-$1,500,000
Fulton Market Burger Company $15,000 4% 2% $275,000-$405,000
Gino's Burgers & Chicken N/A $500,000-$700,000
Glory Days Grill $50,000 3% 1% $1,696,500-$2,526,500
Good Times Burgers N/A 4% up to 5.5% $750,000-And Up
Grill'd Burger N/A 8% 2% $450,000-$550,000
Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar, The $22,000-$35,000 4% $359,800-$1,600,000
Habit Burger $35,000 $1,231,000-$1,654,000
Hamburger Mary's $50,000 4% (on first $150K monthly gross), 3% (on monthly gross above $150K) $250,000-$1,000,000
Hero Certified Burgers $25,000 $60,000-$80,000
Hot Dog On A Stick $15,000-$25,000 6% 2% $338,200-$556,000
Hot Fries $30,000 $166,997-$374,900
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries $25,000 5% 1% $196,055-$433,055
Jack in the Box $50,000 5% 5% $1,651,500-$2,638,600
Jake's Over the Top $29,000-$40,000 5% 3% $150,000-$350,000
Jerry's Curb Service $40,000 4% $959,000-$1,600,000
JL Beers $40,000 4% $857,200-$2,222,500
Johnnie's Dog House $25,000 6% $82,600-$355,750
Johnny Rockets $49,000 5% $581,000-$877,000
Krystal Restaurants $32,500 4.5% $900,000-$1,300,000
Lick's $45,000 $495,000-$595,000
Locos Grill & Pub $35,000 4% $575,400-$1,960,000
McDonald's $45,000 4% 4%+ $1,314,500-$2,306,500
Meaty Burger & Hotdogs $1,350 0 0 $1,500
Mooyah $40,000 6% 3% $403,750-$639,100
Mr. Goodburger's $25,000 6-8% $155,000-$210,000
Nathan's Famous $30,000 5.5% 2% $43,000-$1,071,360
O'Burger $30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Original Hot Dog Factory, The $20,000 5.5% 1% $97,500-$517,887
Philly Dawgz $30,000 3.5% 3% local +1% Nat'l $77,000-$135,000
Rally's Hamburgers $30,000 4% 4.5% $254,000-$1,431,000
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers $35,000 4% $1,865,000-$4,115,000
Runza Restaurants $30,000 5% 1%+up to 4% locally $1,250,000-$2,720,000
Smashburger $40,000 5 - 6% 2% $743,130-$1,404,535
Sonic Drive In $45,000 2.45-5% 3% $1,242,000-$3,523,300
Steak n Shake $25,000-$40,000 5.5% $672,000-$1,835,000
Steaks To Go $24,500 $250/wk. or 3% $110,000-$150,000
Wayback Burgers $35,000 5% 2% $209,000,524,500
Wendy's $40,000 4% 3.5%Nat'l +0.5% Local $318,850-$3,689,350
Whataburger N/A $1,200,000
Wienerschnitzel $10,000-$32,000 5% 1% $303,600-$1,443,000
Willy Dog N/A $599-$8,999
Windmill $27,500 5% 4% $127,500-$322,500
Woody's Chicago Style N/A 6% $58,600-$394,000
WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro, The $45,000 6% 2%-2.5% $650,000-$850,000
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
A & W Restaurants
$15,000-$30,000 5% 5% $269,000-$1,213,000
All American Hot Dog Carts
N/A $1,700-$5,999
America's Dog & Burger
$30,000 $298,800-$694,050
Back Yard Burgers
$35,000 5% 3% $465,000-$1,680,000
Burger Hut
N/A 4.5% $376,092-And Up
Burger Joint, The
$40,000 5.5% 1%Nat'l + 1%Local $199,500-$409,500
Burger King
$50,000 4.5% 4% $333,100-$3,398,600
BurgerFi
$37,500 5.5% 1.5% $613,600-$987,250
BurgerFuel
$50,000 6% of net 4% of net $300,000-$350,000
Burgerim
N/A $150,000-$250,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Carl's Jr
$25,000-$35,000 4% 6% $1,603,000-$2,168,000
Carla's Sandwiches & Burgers
$8,500 $850/mo. $125/mo. $81,000-$2,400,000
Carts of America
N/A $2,999-$3,999
Checkers Drive-In
$30,000 4% 4.5% $259,000-$1,431,000
Cheeburger Cheeburger
$24,500-$35,000 4.5% $322,500-$603,000
Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers + Poutinerie
$35,000 5% 1% Nat'l + 1% local $380,000-$486,000
Coney Beach
$25,000 6% $279,000-$493,000
Coneys Frozen Custard
$19,500 6% 4% $129,250-$194,500
Counter, The
$35,000 6% 2% $711,133-$1,939,750
Culver
$55,000 4% 2.5% $2,349,000-$5,356,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Dairy Queen
$45,000 4% 5-6% $1,151,135-$1,936,655
Dog Haus
$35,000 6% 2% $423,448-$990,148
Dogfather, The
$25,000-$35,000 6.5% $179,300-$263,000
Dogout, The
$25,000 $204,000-$474,000
Dream Maker Hot Dog Carts
N/A $2,899-$15,999
Drifter's Hamburgers
$25,000 5% 2% local $105,000-And Up
Elevation Burger
N/A $338,500-$599,500
Farmer Boys
$45,000 5% 3% $1,042,500-$2,486,500
Fatburger
$50,000 6% 2% $498,100-$850,600
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
$50,000-$125,000 6% 2% $306,200-$716,250
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Flamer's Grill
$30,000 5% 2% $171,500-$345,500
Foster's Grille
$35,000 5% $291,700-$538,100
Fuddruckers
$50,000 5% .25% $300,000-$1,500,000
Fulton Market Burger Company
$15,000 4% 2% $275,000-$405,000
Gino's Burgers & Chicken
N/A $500,000-$700,000
Glory Days Grill
$50,000 3% 1% $1,696,500-$2,526,500
Good Times Burgers
N/A 4% up to 5.5% $750,000-And Up
Grill'd Burger
N/A 8% 2% $450,000-$550,000
Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar, The
$22,000-$35,000 4% $359,800-$1,600,000
Habit Burger
$35,000 $1,231,000-$1,654,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Hamburger Mary's
$50,000 4% (on first $150K monthly gross), 3% (on monthly gross above $150K) $250,000-$1,000,000
Hero Certified Burgers
$25,000 $60,000-$80,000
Hot Dog On A Stick
$15,000-$25,000 6% 2% $338,200-$556,000
Hot Fries
$30,000 $166,997-$374,900
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries
$25,000 5% 1% $196,055-$433,055
Jack in the Box
$50,000 5% 5% $1,651,500-$2,638,600
Jake's Over the Top
$29,000-$40,000 5% 3% $150,000-$350,000
Jerry's Curb Service
$40,000 4% $959,000-$1,600,000
JL Beers
$40,000 4% $857,200-$2,222,500
Johnnie's Dog House
$25,000 6% $82,600-$355,750
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Johnny Rockets
$49,000 5% $581,000-$877,000
Krystal Restaurants
$32,500 4.5% $900,000-$1,300,000
Lick's
$45,000 $495,000-$595,000
Locos Grill & Pub
$35,000 4% $575,400-$1,960,000
McDonald's
$45,000 4% 4%+ $1,314,500-$2,306,500
Meaty Burger & Hotdogs
$1,350 0 0 $1,500
Mooyah
$40,000 6% 3% $403,750-$639,100
Mr. Goodburger's
$25,000 6-8% $155,000-$210,000
Nathan's Famous
$30,000 5.5% 2% $43,000-$1,071,360
O'Burger
$30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Original Hot Dog Factory, The
$20,000 5.5% 1% $97,500-$517,887
Philly Dawgz
$30,000 3.5% 3% local +1% Nat'l $77,000-$135,000
Rally's Hamburgers
$30,000 4% 4.5% $254,000-$1,431,000
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
$35,000 4% $1,865,000-$4,115,000
Runza Restaurants
$30,000 5% 1%+up to 4% locally $1,250,000-$2,720,000
Smashburger
$40,000 5 - 6% 2% $743,130-$1,404,535
Sonic Drive In
$45,000 2.45-5% 3% $1,242,000-$3,523,300
Steak n Shake
$25,000-$40,000 5.5% $672,000-$1,835,000
Steaks To Go
$24,500 $250/wk. or 3% $110,000-$150,000
Wayback Burgers
$35,000 5% 2% $209,000,524,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Wendy's
$40,000 4% 3.5%Nat'l +0.5% Local $318,850-$3,689,350
Whataburger
N/A $1,200,000
Wienerschnitzel
$10,000-$32,000 5% 1% $303,600-$1,443,000
Willy Dog
N/A $599-$8,999
Windmill
$27,500 5% 4% $127,500-$322,500
Woody's Chicago Style
N/A 6% $58,600-$394,000
WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro, The
$45,000 6% 2%-2.5% $650,000-$850,000