July 28, 2021

Hardee’s to Launch Expanded Menu

Big changes are under way at the landmark fast food restaurant here in Heard County. The Franklin Hardee’s location will soon be expanding its operations within the same building to include a Red Burrito.

The dual branding has become popular with the St. Louis, Missouri based chain and the Red Burrito menu is currently already in place at several other nearby Hardee’s locations including Bremen, Carrollton, and Villa Rica.

According to long time restaurant manager Becky Carroll, a lot of festivities are planned as the transition is completed including a big grand opening on Wednesday, March 14. “We are looking forward to having the Mayor here for a ribbon cutting as well as the Heard High School band when we officially launch our new menu,” stated Carroll.

The new menu will feature an assortment of tacos, burritos, and other southwestern items. Heard Co. school teachers will be able to get a taste of the new menu via catered lunch which will be provided during the student holiday on March 9.

Carroll reports that the Franklin Hardee’s location is one of the top performing in the chain finishing second in sales for two years running. The current location at 8770 US Hwy 27 has been in operation since early 1988.

“I think the arrival of the Red Burrito is great! Franklin needs some variety for a change. I have eaten at the Red Burrito location in Lithia Springs. One word = YUM!”-Laura Barido, HHS Science teacher 


  1. Top performing? Maybe in sales, but not in service. If any other fast food restaurant came to town Hardees would be in trouble.

  2. They are already slow enough. Now to add more to the menu. Really!

  3. Russ Massa says

    I can only speak for myself but I have been going to Hardee’s for the last 25 years and have always gotten excellent service. Of course there are minor issues from time to time but that is just the nature of the fast food business… Overall I think Hardee’s is excellent and we are very lucky to have them…♥

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