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June 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
In the past few months, McDonald's Corp. announced it would push healthy meals like salads while Wendy's International Inc. said it would fry foods in oil with less trans fat. And CKE Restaurants Inc.? The Carpinteria, Calif.-based operator of Hardee's and Carl's Jr. unveiled a jumbo-sized cheeseburger smothered in sliced steak. "I think the health craze is happening mostly among journalists," said Andrew Puzder, CKE's chief executive.
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June 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
In the past few months, McDonald's Corp. announced it would push healthy meals like salads while Wendy's International Inc. said it would fry foods in oil with less trans fat. And CKE Restaurants Inc.? The Carpinteria, Calif.-based operator of Hardee's and Carl's Jr. unveiled a jumbo-sized cheeseburger smothered in sliced steak. "I think the health craze is happening mostly among journalists," said Andrew Puzder, CKE's chief executive.
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January 13, 2003 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs, Times Staff Writer
While McDonald's and Burger King battle to see who can sell burgers the cheapest, Santa Barbara-based CKE Restaurants Inc. -- the parent company of Carl's Jr. -- is trying to distinguish itself as a premium alternative. CKE, California's largest publicly traded fast-food company, has chosen to stay out of the discount war that industry analysts say has sliced profits at the two market leaders. Profit also has been hard to come by at CKE since its 1997 acquisition of the Hardee's chain.
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January 13, 2003 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs, Times Staff Writer
While McDonald's and Burger King battle to see who can sell burgers the cheapest, Santa Barbara-based CKE Restaurants Inc. -- the parent company of Carl's Jr. -- is trying to distinguish itself as a premium alternative. CKE, California's largest publicly traded fast-food company, has chosen to stay out of the discount war that industry analysts say has sliced profits at the two market leaders. Profit also has been hard to come by at CKE since its 1997 acquisition of the Hardee's chain.
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February 23, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Giant Group Rebuffs Fidelity Takeover Bid: Beverly Hills-based Giant Group Ltd. escalated its war of words against Fidelity National Financial Inc., issuing a fiery letter that flatly rejects the Irvine title company's unsolicited takeover bid. Fidelity National last week offered $49 million in stock for outstanding shares of Giant Group, which owns a 47% stake in the Rally's hamburger chain.
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September 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
CKE Restaurants Inc., the Carpinteria-based owner of the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. chains, said second-quarter profit fell more than analysts anticipated on a drop in sales and rising costs. Net income declined 34% to $9.43 million, or 15 cents a share, from $14.2 million, or 20 cents, a year earlier. Excluding discontinued operations, earnings missed analysts' estimates by 2 cents. Sales dropped less than 1% to $363.1 million.
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December 20, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Suit Alleges Insider Trading in Rally's Acquisition: Orange County businessman William P. Foley II was accused in a lawsuit of illegally using insider information to acquire more than 8% of the company that controls the troubled Rally's Hamburgers Inc. chain. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court, also alleges that the chairman of Irvine-based Fidelity National Financial Inc. and CKE Restaurants in Anaheim failed to accurately report how much Giant Group Ltd.
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March 17, 1994 | Greg Johnson, Times staff writer
Firm Commitment: Attorney Andrew F. Puzder, who gained considerable attention in recent months when he helped fast-food leader Carl N. Karcher to restructure his significant personal debts, has changed jobs. Puzder on Tuesday closed the door of his office with Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard in Costa Mesa. On Wednesday he set up shop in Newport Beach with Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth.
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June 27, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
CKE Restaurants Inc., which owns the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. hamburger chains, said Tuesday its loss widened dramatically in its fiscal first quarter and its second quarter also will be a losing one. The Anaheim company attributed the losses mainly to costs in closing and selling restaurants. The loss for the quarter ending May 21 grew to $37.1 million, or 74 cents a share, from last year's first-quarter loss of $2.45 million or 5 cents a share, the company said. Sales fell 19% to $471.
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December 11, 1993 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As expected, Carl Karcher Enterprises on Friday awarded board seats to William P. Foley II and Daniel D. (Ron) Lane, two investors who are helping to bail hamburger chain founder Carl N. Karcher out of personal financial difficulties. Foley and Lane were added to the board during a 3 p.m. telephonic board meeting, shortly after a complicated stock deal closed.
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February 23, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Giant Group Ltd. escalated its war of words Thursday against Fidelity National Financial Inc., issuing a fiery letter that flatly rejects the Irvine title company's unsolicited takeover bid. Giant Group's decision came a week after Fidelity National offered $49 million in stock for outstanding shares of the Beverly Hills company, which owns a 47% stake in the Rally's hamburger chain. Fidelity National Chairman William P.
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December 20, 1995 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County businessman William P. Foley II was accused in a lawsuit filed Tuesday of illegally using insider information to acquire more than 8% of the company that controls the troubled Rally's Hamburgers Inc. chain. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, also alleges that Foley, chairman of Irvine-based Fidelity National Financial Inc. and CKE Restaurants in Anaheim, failed to accurately report how much Giant Group Ltd.
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