Westar Group News

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]

Hardee’s Franchisee Continues Midwest Expansion by Opening in Grand Island

November 9, 2017

Westar Foods, Inc. adds 36th store to its footprint across Iowa and Nebraska Grand Island, NE – October 10 – Residents of Grand Island should prepare themselves for a new flavor in town. Home of the Thickburger® and Made From Scratch Biscuits™ is set to open Tuesday, October 17th! Hardee’s® franchisee Westar Foods, Inc. invites the community to celebrate at 2220 North Webb Road. The doors open for lunch that day at 10 a.m., offering Hardee’s premium-quality menu selections. The first 50 customers will be awarded a free biscuit once a week for a year. Prior to opening, there will… [Read More]

Westar Foods Franchisee Announces New Hardee’s® Restaurant Grand Opening in Indianola

September 6, 2017

Hardee’s® franchisee Westar Foods, Inc. invites the Indianola community to celebrate the grand opening of their newest Hardee’s® restaurant at 300 East Trail Ridge Avenue on Friday, Sept. 8. The doors open for lunch at 10 a.m and the first 50 customers will be awarded a free biscuit of their choice once a week for a year. Upon opening, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Indianola Chamber of Commerce followed by a check presentation to the Salvation Army food pantry. “We’re excited to share our passion for great food and outstanding customer service with the Indianola community,”… [Read More]

Westar Foods Donates $7,189 to Nebraska Children’s Home Society

December 1, 2016

During the month of December, the 6 Omaha Hardee’s asked guests if they would like to donate a $1.00 to Nebraska Children’s Home Society (NCHS) as part of their “Little Red Stockings” fundraiser. Guests who donated $1 wrote their name on a paper stocking which was then posted in the restaurants.  The guest also received a free product card for a future visit for their donation. This is the 4th year that Westar Foods has partnered with NCHS and they were able to present NCHS with a check for $7,189.  Hardee’s sells more “Little Red Stockings” than another other business in… [Read More]

Westar Foods presented a $10,000 Military check to Operation Homefront

November 9, 2016

Westar Foods was thrilled to present a $10,000 check to Operation Homefront.  This was part of the “Stars For Heroes” fundraiser held in May & June and some of the funds raised by Westar Foods was donated to help the military families in Iowa through “Operation Homefront”.  Operation Homefront helps families of our service members and wounded warriors during difficult financial times by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, rent-free transitional housing for wounded veterans and their families and more.  Westar Foods has been a supporter of Operation Homefront… [Read More]

Westar Foods, Inc. opened their second Hardee’s in Ankeny, Iowa.

October 27, 2016

A ribbon cutting ceremony took place and following the ribbon cutting Westar Foods presented a $500 check to the Salvation Army food pantry to help those in the Ankeny area.  This makes Westar Foods 34th Hardee’s.