Chamber News


Chamber Business of the Week

Article and photo by Abby Hess, Quill Staff Writer

Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week is Hardee’s.

It’s been just shy of 35 years since Hardee’s took up residence at 905 Porter Wagoner Blvd. in West Plains, and in that time, the company has worked hard to cultivate a lasting relationship with its customers.

“Our West Plains hometown heroes are our customers and we greatly appreciate our customers,” said Nicole Kauffman with Hardee’s of Southwest Missouri, headquartered in Nixa. “Our mission statement as a company is, ‘Our inspiration for success is a committed relationship between our employees and guests.’”

The 23 employees of the fast food restaurant aim to achieve that goal by serving up fresh, quality food, participating in the community and offering a hometown experience, said Kauffman, adding that the company’s most notable offerings include biscuits made from scratch and hand-breaded chicken tenders.

“Quality is key to Hardee’s. We only use fresh, quality ingredients for all of our products, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner,” said Kauffman. “We make our shakes from real milk and real ice cream!”

The company is owned by Michel Shay and district manager is Keith Phares. Marvin Temple is the vice president of operations.

“We strive to ensure that every customer has a wonderful experience when they dine with us,” said Kauffman. “We are very involved in the community chamber, events and programs; we assist where we can.”

Business hours are 5:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, except for Fridays and Saturdays, when drive-through hours are extended to midnight. The lobby closes at 11 p.m. on those days.

To learn more about the company, follow @Hardee’s on Facebook, email or call the home office, 417-724-0250 or West Plains restaurant, 256-8870.