What a difference a day can make

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal
As if by magic there is now a Hardees building built in its location at 515 Highway 2 E., Devils Lake.

If you’ve driven anywhere near the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Fifth Street you will have watched the progress that the builders of the new Hardees have been making.

Although most construction is limited by North Dakota winters, work has continued on the site throughout the winter, thanks to the milder-than- normal winter North Dakota has been having this year.

Thursday, Feb. 25 as if by magic, all the walls were up. It should take no more than three days to get the exterior completed and then they can concentrate on the inside and the finish work.

According to Tim Hallman who is the contractor for the building construction, they hope to be open as early as May 15 this year.

That’s good news for everyone who has missed the signature items that Hardees provides like their Thickburger or breakfast sandwiches, just to name a few of the many items on the menu.

Jerry Harmon, from Grand Forks, who oversees one third of the Hardees locations around the country, was in Devils Lake Friday morning. He says the hope is to have the restaurant completed and open by Memorial Day weekend or before, but, of course, weather is the element they cannot control that they have to factor in, he said. He also confirmed that it is going to be a Hardees, not a Carl’s or Carl’s Jr.

They are in the process of getting a team together to train, too, so if you’re looking for a new opportunity, this might be ideal for you.

Harmon said that when the Devils Lake Hardees reopened in 2007 it was one of the biggest openings they’d had in the company. He hopes when this one reopens in May it will rival that event.

The Devils Lake Hardees is owned by the Northland Restaurant Group, headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisc. which owns 117 restaurants throughout the United States.

The Devils Lake Hardees has been closed since fire destroyed the business on Oct. 25, 2015.