CKE Restaurants will be expanding in Ohio and Florida.

CARPINTERIA, Calif. – CKE Restaurant Holdings, a parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, announced a domestic franchise development deal with Pavilion Restaurant Group, an affiliate of Pavilion.

The Charlotte, North Carolina-based restaurant company plans to develop 124 Hardee’s restaurants in Ohio and Florida over the next nine to 12 years.

In Ohio, Pavilion will build 84 Hardee’s restaurants in Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Youngstown and Dayton. In Florida, the company will develop 40 Hardee’s in Orlando, West Palm Beach and Fort Myers.

“We are confident that Pavilion will help to further solidify our Hardee’s franchise footprint in these two key states,” said Jim Sullivan, executive vice president of domestic development for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. “We are excited to be able to expand franchises in Ohio and Florida and introduce more ‘young, hungry guys’ to our bigger, better burgers and other innovative menu items.”