Local Hardee’s general manager wins top award

Published 9:03 am Thursday, April 18, 2024

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Jamie Hedrick of the Hardee’s® at 6501 Caratoke Highway in Grandy has won the Founders Award, which is the top award given out by the largest Hardee’s franchisee in the country, Boddie-Noell Enterprises. The Founders Award is presented annually to the company’s top restaurant general managers.

“The individuals and restaurants represent the best among the 330 Hardee’s restaurants operated by the company across four states,” stated the announcement of the award. “The winners were selected on an established set of criteria for operational excellence in 2023.”

The annual award is given in honor of the company’s three founders, the late Mayo Boddie Sr., the late Nicholas Boddie Jr. and the late W. Carleton Noell, who opened Boddie-Noell’s first Hardee’s in 1962.

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The annual recognition and celebration of the winners was held at the company’s Rose Hill Conference Center near Nashville, N.C. Winning general managers received a cash award and a plaque. Gifts were also awarded earlier to their restaurant teams for their 2023 performance.

In her spare time, Hedrick enjoys spending time with family and gardening to relax. Her favorite menu item is the Frisco Burger.

The other Founders Award winners are: general manager Linda Watkins with the Hardee’s in Madison, general manager Reyo Hodges with the Hardee’s in Stuart, Va., general manager Angela Harris with the Hardee’s in Marion, Va., general manager Arlene Hutchinson with the Hardee’s in Chilhowie, Va., general manager Latonya Dungee with the Hardee’s in Farmville, Va., general manager Jasmane Alston with the Hardee’s in Amelia, Va., general manager Renee Parker with the Hardee’s on Tidewater Drive in Norfolk, Va., general manager Bobbi Jarrell with the Hardee’s in Prestonsburg, Ky. and Casey Burgess with the Hardee’s in Conover.