A locally owned Hardees is returning to Rocky Mount...well, sort of.
A Rocky Mount based Hardees franchise operator has bought 34 restuarants from Hardees corporate.
Boddie-Noell Enterprises is the largest Hardees operator. With the new restaurants, Boddie-Noel will own 343 restuarnats.
The 34 new restaurants are located in Rocky Mount, Goldsboro, Raleigh and Durham.
For many years the Hardees chain was headquartered in Rocky Mount after getting its start in Greenville.