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KBRA Assigns Ratings to Hardee's Funding LLC, Carl's Jr. Funding LLC Series 2024-1 and Takes Other Rating Actions

5 Apr 2024   |   New York


KBRA is assigning ratings to one class of notes from Hardee's Funding LLC, Carl's Jr. Funding LLC, Series 2024-1 (CKE 2024-1, or Series 2024-1 Notes) a whole business securitization (WBS). In conjunction with the issuance of Series 2024-1, KBRA also affirms the ratings on the Co-Issuers’ outstanding Series 2018-1 Class A-1 and A-2-III Notes, Series 2020-1 Class A-2 Notes and Series 2021-1 Class A-2 Notes (the Existing Notes and, together with the Series 2024-1 Notes, the Notes) and withdraws the ratings on the Co-Issuers’ Series 2018-1 Class A-2-II Notes which are being redeemed in full primarily through proceeds generated from issuing the Series 2024-1 Class A-2 Notes. The ratings are consistent with the results of our cash flow analysis following the addition of the Series 2024-1 Notes. KBRA has considered the contemplated Series 2018-1 VFN upsize in the rating of Series 2024-1 and the anticipated rating actions on the outstanding classes of notes. Transaction collateral includes existing and future domestic and international franchise agreements, existing and future domestic company-operated restaurant royalties, existing and future profits from domestic company-operated restaurants, certain owned real estate, franchisee leases and intellectual property.

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A description of all substantially material sources that were used to prepare the credit rating and information on the methodology(ies) (inclusive of any material models and sensitivity analyses of the relevant key rating assumptions, as applicable) used in determining the credit rating is available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) located here.

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