Westar Group News

The OVERRUN 5K Run/Walk Triumph with Corner Bakery Cafe

March 26, 2024

Corner Bakery Café was at the finish line providing coffee and muffin bites to all the OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk participants. Thanks to a crowd of over 1,000 participants, they were able to give $75,000 to support the work and research on ovarian cancer early detection testing and new drug therapies.

Winterset Hardee’s Held a Fundraiser for the Barcus Family

March 18, 2024

In January the Winterset Hardee’s held a fundraiser for the Barcus family.  Weston was diagnosed with Ocular Melanoma and had to have his left eye and the tumor removed.  He and his family were presented a check for $1,429.31 to help with medical expenses.  We continue to keep the Barcus family in our thoughts.

Omaha NCHS Check Presentation

March 13, 2024

President Frank Westermajer and Regional Director of Operations, Stacy Holtz presented Nebraska Children’s Home Society (NCHS) with a check for $11,086.41 on March 14, 2023.  With this latest donation, Westar Foods has donated over $105,700 to NCHS since the Fall of 2012.  Each Winter the Hardee’s in the Omaha DMA ask guests if they would like to donate and they always step up.  NCHS puts “children first” through three core services, adoption, foster care and family support.

Sweet Spooks: A Recap of Last Year’s Corner Bakery Cafe Trunk or Treat Event

October 22, 2023

Corner Bakery Café Trunk or Treat October 21, 2023 the Ovelrand Park Police Department put on a Trunk or Treat for approximately 1,200 kids. Corner Bakery Café staff decorated the catering van and turned it into the a haunted bakery where kids received a free cookie as well as a certificate good for a free cookie at the cafe. Corner Bakery Café won 2nd place in decorating. Great job team!

Corner Bakery Café Proudly Sponsors the MGA Triple Crown Showdown: A Day of Support and Celebration

May 22, 2023

Corner Bakery Café was once again happy to support the annual MGA Triple Crown Showdown a 5K in Leawood, KS. It was held May 21, 2023 and the 410 participants were treated to coffee and muffin bites.Thanks to everyone involved, they were able to give $60,000 to support the work and research with Myasthenia Gravis.

Hardee’s goes west with N. Platte location, opening today

October 19, 2018

Biscuits and gravy for breakfast? Hamburgers for lunch or dinner? How about hand-breaded chicken strips? Hardee’s will host its ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. today at 102 Holiday Frontage Road. The first 25 customers will receive a gift certificate for a free biscuit each week for the restaurant’s first year. The restaurant also plans to hire about 10 more employees in the coming weeks, to have a team of about 30. The restaurant, next to a new Fat Dog’s gas station, is on the site that was once home to a Taco Bell. Doors open at 7 a.m. for breakfast…. [Read More]

Happy Star’s Happy Place

June 10, 2018

Happy Star is such a ham and loves to be the center of attention. He recently attended a Birthday Bash for the Omaha Storm Chaser’s mascot, Casey. The Omaha Storm Chasers invited all of their sponsor’s mascots to the party, as well as game attendees. While Happy Star loves events like this, he loves hugs from kids even more. After the game, all kids running the bases received a card to redeem 3-piece chicken tenders from Happy Star!

2018 Spirit Award – GM Conference

April 12, 2018

The 2018 GM Conference at Westar Foods is a great time to network, hear from the professionals, gain knowledge, and get inspired. All of which fits into a 2-day conference. The conference is also a time to reward success, and to have a little fun. New this year, we gave out the 2018 Spirit Award. The Spirit Award was given to an individual who most embodies our culture, lives the values, and enhances the work environment just by being themselves. This year’s recipient was Cindy Kelchen. Cindy is a District Manager and has been with the Franchise 11 years. Also… [Read More]

Kids Design Hardee’s Ad in Grand Island, NE

March 1, 2018

The Grand Island Independent publishes a special edition once a year where local school kids submit artwork of their favorite places to go in town. Hardee’s received entries from a couple of young fans who love the All-Star Meals. Money raised for the ads published go directly to the school district. Hardee’s in Grand Island not only awarded the published artist with a free kid’s meal, they awarded the entire class with a free kid’s meal!

Hardee’s Stores of Nebraska Raise $8,000 for Local Children’s Home Society

February 12, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. – February 8, 2018 – Westar Foods, Inc. is proud to donate $8,000 to Nebraska Children’s Home Society (NCHS). The check presentation will be made at Westar’s Omaha Hardee’s location on 145th Street at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 8th, 2018. The donation is funded with 100% of the proceeds of the sale from Little Red Paper Stockings sold Thanksgiving through Christmas Day at all of the Westar Hardee’s Nebraska locations. Stores sold the $1 stockings in the seven stores. Customers purchasing a stocking received a coupon for a free drink. With this latest donation, the franchise will… [Read More]