CKE Press Release

September 12, 2012

CKE Restaurants, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Conference Call

CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CKE Restaurants, Inc. announced today that the Company will release its results for the second fiscal quarter ended August 13, 2012 on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

Management will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 8:00am PDT/11:00am EDT. The U.S. and International dial in information is: (973) 500-2164; Conference ID 29873355.

If you are unable to participate during the live event, a replay will be made available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event. The replay will be available for seven days and can be accessed by calling (404) 537-3406. The conference ID is 29873355.

CKE Restaurants, Inc.

CKE Restaurants, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Carpinteria, Calif. As of the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company, through its subsidiaries, had a total of 3,279 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and 26 foreign countries. For more information about CKE Restaurants, please visit www.ckr.com.

Contact:

CKE Public Relations
Beth Mansfield, 805-745-7741
bmansfield@ckr.com