Hardee’s is famous for its juicy charbroiled burger across the US and other countries. The first store has opened its doors for its customers on September 3, 1960, at Greenville, North Carolina. And ever since, it had brought stiff competition to American burger joints. However, somewhere along the long history of Hardee’s nutrition, the original founder who was Mr. Wilber Hardee had passed the ownership of the burger joint to his partners, Leonard Rawls and James Carlson Gardner over a game of poker. From there, the two gentlemen went on opening the store for franchising which has turned out to be successful.
Meanwhile, the company has started acquiring other companies such as Sandy’s and Dee’s Drive-in. In 1981, the Hardees Food Systems was sold to a Canadian Company which is the Imasco Limited. Further down the line, on April 1997, CKE Restaurant Holding purchased Hardee’s from the Imasco Limited making it then a sister company of the Carl’s Jr.
At present, Hardee’s has 2,242 outlets, both company-owned and franchised stores all over the United States and some international locations. Furthermore, Hardee’s have expanded their menu list from only serving burgers and to now serving breakfast to chickens to desserts and more.
Among the many dishes served by the Hardee’s, they are particularly famous for its Original Thickburger.
The 1/3 lb original thickburger has freshly baked buns, 1/3 lb thickburger patty, 2 thick cut applewood smoked bacon, 3 slices of dill pickles, 2 leaves of lettuce, 2 red onion rings, 2 slices of tomatoes, ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard.
The overall calories of the 1/3 lb original thickburger are 780 calories. To further detail the nutritional value of their signature thickburger, it also has 430 calories from fat, of which is 40 g of fat, 15 mg of saturated fat, and 110 mg of cholesterol. Additionally, the thickburger has 1660 mg of sodium, 56 g of carbohydrates, 3 g of Dietary fiber, 14 g of sugar, and 34 g of protein.
The thickburger is already delicious as-is but the store is open for your suggestions on adding or removing ingredients from their signature burger.
Another dish that is popular among Hardee’s loyal customers is the Smoked Sausage Biscuit. The biscuit is made from its very own Scratch Biscuit™ and the split sausage link is from Hillshire Farms®. However, not everyone may enjoy this dish because only a number of restaurants are offering this. However, since it is a must-try, you as well ought to know the Hardee’s nutrition data of their famous Smoked Sausage Biscuit.
The Made from Scratch™ buttermilk biscuit of Hardee’s is freshly baked every day hence you can be sure that no biscuit is recycled from yesterday’s menu. The total meal of Hardee’s Nutrition data of the biscuit is as follow. The biscuit has total calories of 430 and the calories from fat are 230. Additionally, the biscuit has 26 grams of fat, 10 milligrams of Saturated Fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 960 mg of sodium, 43 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 7 grams of protein, and 2 grams of sugar.
Meanwhile, the split sausage link has total calories of 250 and the calories from fat are 210. Moreover, the sausage has 23 grams of fat, 10 milligrams of saturated fat, 40 mg of cholesterol, 790 milligrams of sodium, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 0 gram of dietary fiber, 9 grams of protein and 2 grams of sugar.
Another must-try dish of Hardee’s is its Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™. The chicken tenders are made from fresh, premium all – white meat chicken that was cut into strips and then hand-dipped into their signature buttermilk and eggs mixture and then breaded lightly. The Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ is served with either buttermilk ranch sauce or honey mustard sauce. More so, the chicken tenders are served in various serving sizes, but for this article, we will be touching the 3 Piece – Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders. The serving size of the chicken tenders is 128 grams. It has a total calorie count of 260 and the total calories from fat are 110. The 3 Piece – Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders has a fat of 13 grams, a Saturated Fat of 2.5 grams, Cholesterol of 70 milligrams, sodium of 770 milligrams, a Dietary Fiber of 2 grams, sugar of 0 grams and a protein of 25 grams.
Lastly, one drink to enjoy at Hardee’s is their Vanilla Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shake™. It is a creamy, ice cream merged with real milk with whipped topping. It has a serving size of 397 grams and a total calorie count of 710. The total calories from Fat are 300 and the fat is 33 grams. It has a saturated fat of 24 grams. The cholesterol from this hand-scooped ice cream is 100 milligrams. The sodium, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sugars, and protein are 240 milligrams, 87 grams, 0 grams 73 grams, and 14 grams respectively.
For those who are health conscious, Hardee’s is offering dishes that are better for you. They are offering club sandwich and thickburger that is low in carbohydrates, also their Trim It® options for their chicken burger, thickburger, breakfast sandwich, and ham sandwich is perfect for those who are watching their fat intake. Their Veg It® option for their biscuit, thickburger, and a side salad is a treat to vegetarian customers. And the last option is the gluten – sensitive option of their thickburger, side salad, and breakfast bowl.
Hardee’s Nutritional Information
For many health-conscious customers, it is very important how many calories they are taking hence Hardee’s nutrition is very upfront with the nutritional information of their products. However, it should be known by the public that the data showed on the official website may vary in the actual because of the fact of rounding of nutritional value. Furthermore, the company is claiming that the rounding of strictly follows the regulations stated by federal law. Variations may also occur depending on the location as well as the suppliers and the assembly of the product by the different restaurants as well as other factors.
Here’s the list of Hardee’s nutrition information:
Cals from Fat
Total Fat (g)
Sat Fat (g)
Trans Fat (g)
|Made from Scratch Biscuit||430||230||26||10||0||0|
|Cinnamon ‘N’ Raisin Biscuit||320||130||14||7||0||0|
|Sausage and Egg Biscuit||690||430||48||18||225||1410|
|Smoked Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit||790||510||57||24||0||250|
|Country Ham Biscuit||500||270||30||12||0||35|
|Chicken Fillet Biscuit||560||370||41||13||0||40|
|Country Steak Biscuit Biscuit||640||380||42||13||0.5||25|
|Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit||610||350||38||15||0||225|
|Bacon, Swiss, Chicken and Egg Biscuit||840||490||54||18||0||265|
|Ham, Egg and Cheese Biscuit||580||310||35||14||0||220|
|Loaded Omelet Biscuit||620||350||39||16||0.5||230|
|Biscuit ‘N’ Gravy||620||350||39||14||2||215|
|Sunrise Croissant with Ham||390||210||23||9||1||225|
|Frisco Breakfast Sandwich||450||170||19||8||0.5||235|
|Low Carb Breakfast Bowl||680||530||59||20||0||540|
|Loaded Breakfast Burrito||580||270||30||12||1||445|
|Hardee Breakfast Platter – Bacon||900||510||57||14||0||275|
|Hardee Breakfast Platter – Ham||880||480||53||17||3||220|
|Hardee Breakfast Platter – Sausage||1070||650||72||24||2||240|
|Hash Rounds – Small||260||140||15||3||0||0|
|Hash Rounds – Medium||370||200||22||4.5||0||0|
|Hash Rounds – Large||510||270||30||6||0.5||0|
Thickburgers & Sandwiches
|Grass-Fed All-Natural Burger||780||440||49||15||2||75|
|1/3 lb Original Thickburger||780||430||48||15||2.5||110|
|2/3 lb Original Thickburger||1100||660||73||26||4||210|
|1/3 lb Cheeseburger||640||300||33||12||2||100|
|2/3 lb Cheeseburger||970||530||59||24||3.5||200|
|1/3 lb Mushroom & Swiss Thickburger||680||340||38||15||2||110|
|2/3 lb Mushroom & Swiss Thickburger||1000||570||63||26||3.5||210|
|1/3 lb Bacon Cheese Thickburger||850||480||54||17||2.5||130|
|2/3 lb Bacon Cheese Thickburger||1170||710||79||28||4||230|
|1/3 lb Frisco Thickburger||840||490||55||19||2||145|
|2/3 lb Frisco Thickburger||1150||720||80||30||4||240|
|2/3 lb Double Thickburger||1130||690||77||27||4||215|
|2/3 lb Monster Thickburger||1300||810||90||33||4||265|
|1/4 lb Thickburger||530||310||35||11||1.5||85|
|1/4 lb Cheeseburger||440||210||23||9||1||75|
|Charbroiled Chicken Club Sandwich||560||260||28||8||0||100|
|Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich||350||60||6||1||0||55|
|Big Chicken Fillet Sandwich||710||320||36||6||1||80|
|Spicy Chicken Sandwich||440||210||23||4||0.5||30|
|Regular Roast Beef Sandwich||310||120||14||4.5||1||40|
|Big Roast Beef Sandwich||500||210||23||8||1.5||70|
|Hot Ham ‘N’ Cheese||290||100||11||4||0||35|
|Big Hot Ham ‘N’ Cheese||530||180||20||8||0.5||75|
|Jumbo Chili Dog||390||230||26||9||0||50|
|3 Piece Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders||260||110||13||2.5||0||75|
|5 Piece Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders||440||190||21||4.5||0||115|
|Kids Meal – Chicken Tenders||400||170||19||3.5||0||45|
|Kids Meal – Cheeseburger||520||210||23||6||0.5||35|
|Kids Meal Hotdog||570||310||34||19||0||45|
|Natural Cut French Fries – Kids||240||100||12||2||0||0|
|Natural Cut French Fries – Small||300||130||15||19||0||45|
|Natural Cut French Fries – Medium||490||210||24||4.5||0||0|
|Natural Cut French Fries – Large||530||230||26||4.5||0||0|
|Crispy Curls – Small||360||160||18||4.5||0.5||0|
|Crispy Curls – Medium||470||210||23||6||1||0|
|Crispy Curls – Large||570||250||28||7||1||0|
|Beer-Battered Onion Rings||410||220||24||4.5||2||0|
|Side Salad (no dressing)||120||70||7||4.5||0||20|
Fried Chicken & Sides
|Fried Chicken Breast||370||130||15||4||1||75|
|Fried Chicken Wing||200||70||8||2||0||30|
|Fried Chicken Thigh||330||130||15||4||1||60|
|Fried Chicken Leg||170||60||7||2||0||45|
|Cole Slaw (small = 1 serving)||270||200||22||5||0||15|
|Peach Cobbler (small)||280||70||8||2||0||0|
|Mashed Potatoes and Gravy (small = 1 serving)||90||10||1||0||0||0|
|Chocolate Chip Cookie – 2 wrapped cookies||240||90||10||4||0||20|
|Chocolate Chip Cookie – 1 Fresh Baked Cookie||290||130||15||8||0||0|
|Apple Turnover (Without Cinnamon Sugar Topping)||270||120||13||3.5||0||5|
|Single Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream in Sugar Cone||300||130||14||9||0||55|
|Single Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream in Bowl||240||110||13||8||0||45|
|Hand-Scooped Ice-Cream Shake||710||300||33||24||0||100|
|Grilled Burrito (Beef)||700||280||31||14||1.5||85|
|Grilled Burrito (Chicken)||630||200||23||11||1.5||80|
|Bean, Rice and Cheese Burrito||540||190||21||11||1.5||40|
|Hard Taco (Beef)||210||110||12||5||0||30|
|Soft Taco (Chicken)||200||80||8||4||0.5||45|
|Super Nachos (Beef)||560||260||29||8||3||35|
|Super Nachos (Chicken)||570||2640||27||8||3||55|
|Taco Salad (Beef)||920||500||56||17||5||70|
|Taco Salad (Chicken)||960||460||51||15||4.5||110|
|Chips & Salsa||310||150||17||3.5||0||0|
For a more detailed and complete list of their menu in Hardee’s nutrition facts, you can always check on their website.