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Hardee's Franchise Review

Hardee's is graded based on our most recent research.

Franchise Facts

Hardee's operates quick service restaurants with a limited menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner products and featuring charbroiled 100% Black Angus Thickburger sandwiches, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders, and Made from Scratch Biscuits.

How much does a Hardee's franchise cost?

Hardee's has a franchise fee of up to $35,000, with a total initial investment range of $1,454,000 to $2,046,000.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
  • Total Investment: $1,454,000 to $2,046,000
  • Working Capital: $125,000 to $225,000
  • Royalty Fee: 4.0%

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How much does a Hardee's franchise make?

Franchise revenue depends on a wide range of factors, as does profit. How much money you can make from any franchise depends on a number of specific factors such as franchise location, labor costs, commercial lease rates and a number of other factors. Unlock this franchise for franchise-specific data and insight.

How many franchise locations do they have?

As of the 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 1727 franchised Hardee's locations in the USA.

Are there any Hardee's franchise opportunities near me?

Based on 2020 FDD data, Hardee's has franchise locations in 32 states. The largest region is the South with 1185 franchise locations.

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Last Reviewed: 2020

Hardee's Franchise Stats

Total Investment
$1,454,000 - $2,046,000
Franchise Fee
$35,000
Franchise Agreement
Initial Term
20 Years
Renewal Term
5 Years
Franchisee Outlet Growth
2012
1233
2019
1727
Ongoing Fees
Royalty
4.0%
Ad Fees
4.3%
# of Franchised Outlets
1727

Additional Questions

Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 748 hours. This includes 44 hours of classroom training, 694 hours of on-the-job training, and 10 hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who’s in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 10
On-the-Job 694
Classroom 44
Total 748

Do they offer Territory Rights?

Hardee's does NOT offer territory protections.

Do they have computer and technology support in place?

Yes. Hardee's offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more details.

When did they begin franchising?

They began franchising in 1961. The average Burgers franchise began franchising in 2008.

Do they offer financing support?

No, but you can click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.
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