Williams Named COO of CKE Restaurants

Longtime team members makes the jump from executive vice president of operations for Carl's Jr.

Multi-concept operator CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. promoted Eric Williams to chief operating officer. In his new role, Williams will manage operations for both the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's brands.

A longtime member of the CKE team, Williams started his career at Hardee's as a crew member in 1983 advancing through the ranks with various management positions at both company and franchise operations. Before being promoted to chief operating officer, Williams served as executive vice president, Carl's Jr. operations from August 2011 to June 2015 and also as senior vice president of operations from October 2003 to August 2011.

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