It's back. You won't have to head south to visit Hardee's anymore, because they're returning to the Northeast. Yesterday, the North Carolina-based chain said that it plans to open 200 locations in the next five years, starting in New York and New Jersey. This is part of a larger plan to bring 1,000 new Hardee's locations to the Northeast.

Hardee's vanished from the region back in the '90s, leaving a gaping hole in the lives of fast food fanatics. Everyone who's just bursting at the seams with excitement will still have to wait 12 to 18 months for this comeback.

[via Gothamist]