CKE Restaurants, the owner and operator of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., has announced the appointment of Eric Wyatt as senior vice president, Hardee’s Operations. Wyatt will be responsible for company and domestic franchise operations in over 1,750 locations across the South and Midwest.
“Eric is a successful operating executive with experience in both franchisor and franchisee-led companies,” said John Dunion, chief operating officer for CKE Restaurants.
“He is known as a skilled operator with in-depth knowledge of operating procedures, systems, practices and performance. Best of all, he has strong people and communication skills, something that is vital to our organization.”
Wyatt recently served as the chief operating officer of the Boston Market Corporation and Corner Bakery Café. He restructured the field organization for both brands, and created field learning and facilities teams. Wyatt successfully led both brands during the global pandemic and built a path forwards for both brands.
“I’m incredibly excited to join the Hardee’s brand. Hardee’s is a world-class franchise organization, plus they have superb company-operated restaurants,” said Wyatt.
“Hardee’s iconic brand has a longstanding tradition of quality food served by people who truly care about their guests. I look forward to being part of a great future.”
Wyatt holds a bachelor of arts degree in speech communications from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.