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March 25, 2010 15:56 ET

CKE Restaurants Implements Kitchen Automation Solution From QSR Automations in Company-Operated Restaurants

QSR Automations Kitchen Solution Recommended for Hardee's and Carl's Jr. Franchisees and Licensees Around the Globe

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - March 25, 2010) -  QSR Automations®, a leading provider of in-store, online, and mobile connected technology solutions for hospitality businesses worldwide, has completed a rollout of a complete kitchen automation solution with CKE Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: CKR) in all 482 company-operated Hardee's® restaurants. In addition to recommending the QSR kitchen solution to its Hardee's franchisees and international licensees, CKE has also tested and approved the solution for Carl's Jr.®.

"The reliable, robust kitchen automation solutions and responsive, quality service we are receiving from QSR Automations are an outstanding fit for our company's focus on operational excellence, guest service, and product innovation," said Tom Lindblom, vice president and chief technology officer for CKE Restaurants.

CKE's selected solution includes QSR's ePic® Kitchen Display Software (ePic KDS) along with reliable QSR kitchen video controllers, durable QSR keypads, and QSR bracketing. The Hardee's restaurants were implemented over a five month period, with QSR providing customized staging services for each restaurant.

"QSR is proud to have been selected as the preferred kitchen automation solution provider for CKE," said Andrew M. Sonntag, chief operating officer for QSR Automations. "QSR has been privileged to work with the most recognized quick service companies. We look forward to partnering with CKE, a company known for premium quality, to help their restaurants exceed guest expectations and streamline costs."

About CKE Restaurants, Inc.
Headquartered in Carpinteria, Calif., CKE Restaurants, Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CKR." As of the end of fiscal 2010, CKE Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, had a total of 3,141 franchised, licensed or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and in 14 countries, including 1,224 Carl's Jr. restaurants and 1,905 Hardee's restaurants. For more information about CKE Restaurants, please visit www.ckr.com

About QSR Automations®
QSR Automations® provides revolutionary in-store, online, and mobile guest management solutions to hospitality businesses worldwide -- including kitchen automation, recipe management, seating and wait list management, in-store and online call aheads, in-store and online reservations, and guest messaging. Since 1996, QSR has connected thousands of hospitality companies of all sizes and concepts around the world to enhanced productivity, improved profit, and maximum guest delight. QSR's innovative software and hardware products -- found within the ConnectSmart® Hospitality Automation Solution and the ePic® Kitchen Management Solution -- focus and capture all activities around the guest to measurably increase efficiency and quality, creating positive and memorable guest experiences each and every visit. From front to back, with QSR you're connected. For more information, visit www.qsrautomations.com or contact QSR at qsr@qsrautomations.com or 502-297-0221.

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