Thursday, September 22, 2011
Fast Food Review: Carl's Jr. Steakhouse Burger
Carl's Jr. seems to spend their money on commercials, not product development. Still, when I read about their new steakhouse burger, advertised with the are-you-f**king-kidding-me tagline "Tastes like it's made by the God of Hamburgers," I decided to give it a try. (With more than 4,000 views in slightly under six months, the post about the turkey burgers is the most popular one I have written by a wide margin. Obviously lots of you want to read about these things, and I am a servant to my readers.)
I went through the drive-through and ordered the "Six Dollar" version of the burger. I'm not sure why; I had a brain freeze. More on that in a minute. The total was $6.08. (Pulling up to the window, my thought was Wow I can get two burgers at In-n-Out for that price. I doubted this would be better, but I was willing to give it a shot.) The girl at the window handed me the burger in a remarkably short time.
I suppose I liked the Steakhouse Burger more than most that Carl's Jr. offers - the lack of bacon and American cheese is addition by subtraction and I enjoyed the blue cheese - but that's not saying much. When you factor in the cost and the 1060 calories and 67 grams of fat, this is not something I recommend nor anything I would ever eat again.
Posted by JustinM at 9:00 AM