ST. LOUIS — Hardee’s new sausage biscuit — the Double Sausage, Egg ‘N’ Cheese Biscuit — joins the chain’s breakfast menu.

“Our Sausage and Egg Biscuit has been a staple item on the breakfast menu for years,” said Brad Haley, executive vice president of marketing for Hardee’s Food Systems Inc. “The only way to improve a classic was to make it twice as meaty, and therefore, twice as delicious. It won’t take two of these to fill you up in the morning,”

The Double Sausage, Egg ‘N’ Cheese Biscuit consists of folded egg, two sausage patties and two slices of American cheese packed in between a buttermilk biscuit. It is available at participating restaurants for $2.39. Prices may vary by location.

Hardee’s Food Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants Inc. of Carpinteria, Calif. As of the end of its fiscal 2010 third quarter, CKE Restaurants Inc. operated a total of 1,913 Hardee's restaurants.