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Hardee’s restaurant coming to Austin

Hardee’s is coming back to Austin.

Company representatives for the Northland Restaurant Group confirmed Thursday they hoped to build a new Hardee’s restaurant near Interstate 90 at 1406 of Fourth St. NW.

“We have the best burgers in town and can’t wait to come back to Austin,” Dan Cole, marketing manager for Northland Restaurant Group, said.

If all goes well, company officials believe they could break ground on the restaurant in April, finish construction after about 90 days, and open the store with about 70 employees soon after.

Cole said Northland is looking to expand the Hardee’s brand throughout the Midwest and called the Austin location “prime territory” for a Hardee’s restaurant.

There used to be two Hardee’s locations in Austin, but both closed in recent years. A Hardee’s restaurant at West Oakland Avenue and Fourth Street closed in 2004 and another at 1300 14th Street Northwest closed in 2008.