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Mike D'Arezzo

VP Franchise Sales, North America | CKE Restaurants, Inc.

Mike D'Arezzo has been in the QSR/Fast Casual restaurant industry since 1984. He brings a great deal of knowledge in the franchise industry from a background in operations to franchise sales/development.

He is currently the Vice President of Franchise Sales – North America for CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee’s. Mike is responsible for franchise growth in the US and Canada.

In 1983, Mike operated a Baskin-Robbins store in Butte, MT before spending another 15 years in franchise operations both domestically and internationally with Baskin-Robbins/Allied Domecq. Mike then spent several years as a Franchise Development Manager with Mrs. Field’s Famous Brands based in Salt Lake City becoming their top sales producer. In 2004 he transitioned into the burger business becoming the Manager of Franchise Sales for Burger King Corporation in Miami responsible for a significant portion of the US before becoming the VP of Franchising for Fatburger North America, Inc., which led Mike to join CKE Restaurants in 2007.

Mike is a member of the IFA and various other industry organizations.