RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwire - Sep 2, 2011) - Hardee's® restaurants across Virginia are celebrating the 2011 college football season across the state with a special promotion. Every Tuesday this season, Hardee's restaurants statewide will offer a 5-piece Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ combo meal for the reduced price of $5, a savings of over $2.
Close to 200 Hardee's restaurants statewide will participate in "Team Tender Tuesdays." The promotion begins Tuesday, Sept. 6 and runs the duration of the 2011 regular football season.
Fans throughout Virginia are encouraged to take advantage of "Team Tender Tuesdays," whether cheering for the University of Virginia Cavaliers or the Virginia Tech Hokies.
"Hardee's recognizes the big role that college sports play in the lives of many of our Virginia customers," said Jerry Allsbrook, chief marketing officer for Boddie-Noell Enterprises, the largest Hardee's franchisee in the U.S. "We're looking forward to continuing our tradition of supporting college football in Virginia with 'Team Tender Tuesdays.'"
Hardee's Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders are fresh, all-white-meat chicken tenders, hand-dipped in eggs and buttermilk and lightly breaded. The tenders were introduced to the menu last year ago and were introduced to Hardee's by Boddie-Noell who first developed the menu item. The 5-piece Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders combo meal includes Natural-Cut French Fries and a beverage.
Boddie-Noell Enterprises (BNE) has been a Hardee's franchise operator continuously for 49 years. BNE is the largest Hardee's franchise operator in the United States with 335 restaurants across four states (North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and South Carolina). The company employs more than 12,000 people and is headquartered in Rocky Mount, N.C. For more information about the company, visit www.bneinc.com.
Celebrating 50 years in the quick-service industry, Hardee's Food Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants, Inc. of Carpinteria, Calif. As of the end of Q1 fiscal 2012, CKE, through its subsidiaries, had a total of 3,182 franchised, licensed or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and in 20 countries, including 1,262 Carl's Jr.® restaurants and 1,909 Hardee's restaurants. For more information, or to find a Hardee's near you, go to www.hardees.com. Hardee's social media sites include www.facebook.com/hardees, www.twitter.com/hardees and www.youtube.com/hardees.