Hardee’s in Watertown latest to close in South Dakota

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG)- The Hardee’s fast food restaurant at the intersection of U.S. Highways 212 and 81 in Watertown has closed.

A sign posted on the establishment’s door Monday morning read, “This location has closed. Thank you to all of our loyal patrons and Guests.” A U-Haul truck was parked next to the building, and workers were removing equipment from the store and putting it into the truck.

Social media posts indicated employees were given no notice of the closure.

The move follows similar closures of Hardee’s locations in Brookings and Mitchell last week.

Store managers from both locations said the burger restaurants closed their doors at noon on Wednesday in Mitchell and noon on Thursday in Brookings without any notice for the employees or the customers.

Hardee’s franchise owner is CKE (Carl Karcher Enterprises) Restaurant Holdings of Franklin, Tenn.