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Our Story

We’re a successful restaurant and real estate business. Even though we have some 335 Hardee’s locations and employ more than 9,000 people, our company thrives from the accomplishments of each individual employee. Boddie-Noell’s growth over our 60-year history is the result of our company culture — a place with opportunities for advancement and where individual careers have the potential to succeed in a supportive, family atmosphere.

About Us

Headquartered in Rocky Mount, N.C., Boddie-Noell Enterprises is a successful third-generation, family-owned business. Today we own and operate some 335 Hardee’s restaurants across four states (North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Kentucky), making us the largest Hardee’s franchise operator in the United States. Boddie-Noell also operates Rose Hill, a beautifully restored historic special-events facility near Nashville, NC, and BNE Land and Development Co.

Our History

Boddie-Noell’s humble beginnings go back 60 years to 1962 when the late brothers  Mayo and Nick Boddie (pictured at right) and their uncle Carleton Noell opened their first Hardee’s restaurant in Fayetteville, N.C. Over the next several decades – through hard work and focus – the Boddies continued to open Hardee’s locations throughout North Carolina, Virginia and beyond. Hardee’s remains our foundation and our flagship. We have always provided growth opportunities for our people. We’re committed to providing great customer service, product quality and creative innovation — we created the famous Hardee’s Made From ScratchTM Breakfast Biscuit and Hand-Breaded Chicken TendersTM.

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