CKE Restaurants Promotes International Division President

by Katie Lee

Franklin, Tenn. — CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (CKE) parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, has promoted Mike Woida to president of its International division, and will report to CEO Ned Lyerly.

In his new role, Woida will oversee all international operations for the nearly 1,000 international locations of both Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® Restaurants spanning 43 countries. A 40-year industry veteran, Woida began his career with Burger Chef Systems in 1976 in Detroit, and continued growth within the company following its acquisition by Hardee’s Food Systems in 1982. Since 1993, Woida has been a senior leader of CKE’s International division and has been instrumental in the company’s global development.

“Mike’s devotion to growing these two legacy brands across the globe is a testament to his inspirational leadership style, and perfectly encapsulates what CKE values in its leaders,” says Ned Lyerly, CEO of CKE Restaurants. “With Mike at the helm of our international division, we are confident that both Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s will experience a tangible positive impact as we expand in new markets around the world.”

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (CKE) is a privately held company based in Franklin, Tenn. CKE, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns and operates Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. With both a U.S. and international footprint, Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s Restaurants LLC have over 3,800 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 43 foreign countries and U.S. territories. For more information, visit


SOURCE: CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.



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