Green Burrito Flaunts New Grilled Flautas

Grilled Flautas with Charbroiled Chicken Roll into Dual-Branded Carl’s Jr./Green Burrito Restaurants

April 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARPINTERIA, Calif. - Green Burrito® at Carl’s Jr.® expands its menu of delicious Mexican food favorites with the arrival of Grilled Flautas with Charbroiled Chicken. Also known as "tacos dorados" or "golden tacos" in Mexico, the new Grilled Flautas with Charbroiled Chicken feature Green Burrito’s flavorful charbroiled chicken, spicy Santa Fe sauce and shredded Jack and cheddar cheeses rolled in a flour tortilla and grilled, and served with a side of creamy, freshly prepared guacamole. Grilled Flautas with Charbroiled Chicken are available now at all dual-branded Carl’s Jr./Green Burrito restaurants.

"Chicken taquitos have been a staple on Mexican restaurant menus for many years now so we decided to try another rolled-up Mexican cuisine favorite, flautas," said John Koncki, director of product development at Carl’s Jr. and Green Burrito. "We fill ours with marinated, charbroiled chicken, shredded Jack and cheddar cheeses and a dollop of our spicy Santa Fe sauce, then brown them on the grill until they’re toasty hot. We even serve them with a side of our freshly prepared guacamole."

Grilled Flautas with Charbroiled Chicken are available in 2-piece and 4-piece sizes for $2.69 and $4.99, respectively, and may also be ordered in a combo meal with tortilla chips or fries and a drink. Prices may vary by location.

About CKE Restaurants, Holdings Inc.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. ("CKE") is a privately held company headquartered in Carpinteria, Calif. Through its subsidiaries, CKE owns and licenses Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® quick-service restaurants. CKE operates Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s as one brand under two names acknowledging the regional heritage of both banners. CKE has a total of 3,464 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and 30 foreign countries and U.S. territories. Known for its one-of-a-kind premium menu items such as 100 percent Black Angus Six Dollar Thickburgers®, Made from Scratch™ Biscuits, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ and Fresh Baked Buns, as well as an award-winning marketing approach, the Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s brand continues to deliver substantial and consistent growth in the U.S. and overseas. The Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s system is now 74 percent franchised, with international restaurants representing 17 percent of the system. For more information about CKE, please visit www.ckr.com or its brand sites at www.carlsjr.com and www.hardees.com.

SOURCE CKE Restaurants, Holdings Inc.

Contacts:

Kathleen Bush
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.
805-745-7741
kbush@ckr.com

Allison Wilson
Weber Shandwick
310-854-8261
awilson@webershandwick.com

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