CKE Leaving Carpinteria

Fast-food giant CKE Restaurants ​— ​which owns Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, Green Burrito, and Red Burrito ​— ​will be consolidating its corporate headquarters in Carpinteria and St. Louis, Missouri, to more business-friendly Nashville, Tennessee. “We currently have approximately 75 employees [in Carpinteria],” said a CKE representative. “Most will be offered positions with relocation packages, and the remainder will receive job-placement assistance.” Several CKE executives, including CEO Andrew Puzder, who lives in Montecito, have reportedly purchased property in the Nashville area.

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