Yeah, I was just in Denver last fall and noticed that. They are still all over the Southeast though, guess it's a name familiarity thing.Hardees is still around? All of their locations got bought out by Carl's Jr. here.
Sounds like you've mastered this practice. I must bear witness.It is! It's like a sippable Creamsicle. Actually, when it's first served, it's not sippable or suckable. You kinda feel like your head is going to cave in from the effort of sucking on the straw. It's best to let it melt for a few minutes before caving your head in.