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Carl's Jr. aka Hardee's 2014


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#1 Toliver

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:23 AM

Their recent advertising has been to tout their fresh-baked buns. I thought the buns were solely for their premium line of burgers ("$6 dollar burgers") but on a recent visit I was asked if I wanted a fresh bun with my Western Bacon single. They charged a little extra for swapping the regular buns for the new fresh-baked buns. 

To my surprise, the fresh-baked buns do taste better than their regular buns, IMHO. The dough is a little on the sweet side...not quite King's Hawaiian bread sweet but sweet enough that I noticed it. It did make for a better burger experience, if you will.

Has anyone else tried their new line of fresh-baked buns?



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#2 CaliPoutine

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:39 AM

I don't eat burgers from Carl's( or anywhere), but I will ask for a fresh baked bun next time I get a chicken sandwich.  I do like their fresh baked biscuits.



#3 Toliver

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:10 AM

Carl's/Hardee's has a new promotion burger out...The Texas BBQ Burger. It's a bottom layer of smoked beef brisket, then a thick-burger patty, with jalapeño straws all on their fresh-baked buns. It's one of their more expensive burgers. You can print out a nice coupon from their web site: Carl's Jr

 

I was surprised to find that I liked it. Upon first bite, it had a nice charbroiled flavor. The brisket had a nice smokiness to it (which the cynic in me thinks was due to liquid smoke). The jalapeño straws made a negligible contribution to the burger.  I detected no spicy heat from them at all and so I figured they were there for the crunchy texture. The bbq sauce they used wasn't overly sweet and there wasn't a lot of it so it wasn't dripping or messy. 

Overall, a pretty good burger that I would order again.


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Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”
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#4 Toliver

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 03:50 PM

There's a new breakfast sandwich at Carl's Jr: Grilled Pork Chop Biscuit

It comes with egg and cheese, of course.

It's surprisingly good. The "pork chop" is more like a slice of pork tenderloin. The slice I had was thicker than the usual slice of Canadian bacon (ham) that you find in a general Fast Food morning biscuit/sandwich.

The exterior of the pork is heavily seasoned with black pepper (which is not spicy hot) which adds to the overall flavor of the sandwich. 

I recommend this new sandwich.

 

 

 



“Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'
Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”
– From Fox TV’s “Family Guy”