CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises some of the most popular brands in the quick-service restaurant industry, including the Carl's Jr., Hardee’s, Green Burrito and Red Burrito restaurant brands. The CKE system includes more than 3,300 restaurant locations in 42 states and 28 countries. CKE is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee. Since 2011, CKE’s Going Green initiative has worked to develop and implement a strategic sustainability plan to proactively manage resources, to implement resource-efficiency policies and projects, and to quantify the environmental benefits of projects.

CKE focuses on the core values of quality, innovation and continuous improvement. This is also how they approach environmental sustainability.

CKE is committed to the long–term sustainability of our environment, wherever economically feasible. CKE understands that resources are precious and warrant conservation, and current and future generations deserve a clean and healthy environment.

CKE is excited to align its goals with the DOE in the Better Building Challenge, committing to a 20% reduction in energy intensity by 2021 through the implementation of equipment and facility upgrades and greater awareness of energy management in restaurant operations.


Buildings Challenge Commitment
854,000Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Goal Achieved23%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)