Wilm. Hardee's gives away 5,252 Thickburgers

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Wilmington Hardee's at 112 Military Cutoff Road celebrated its renovations by thanking their most loyal customers.

The restaurant re-opened its doors early Monday morning after months of remodeling the dining room.

The first 101 people in line Monday morning were rewarded with a free breakfast sandwich and a coupon for a free Thickburger every week for one year.

According to staff, customers began lining up Sunday night around 7:00.

"[There was] a line all the way around the building, people with lawn chairs and seats and camping gear - you'd be surprised," said Hardee's District Manager Jerry Miller.  "Anywhere from elderly people to young kids to teenagers. It was just a very wide variety of people."

Some happy customers said the free Thickburgers were good news in a bad economy.

Hardee's will host a "Hometown Party" Tuesday evening to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington.

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