Carl’s Jr. And Hardee’s Now Have Their Own $4 Meal

Carl’s Jr. And Hardee’s Now Have Their Own $4 Meal

Years ago, the hot trend in fast food was dollar menus. As 2016 begins, the new hotness is $4 meal deals, or other packages that offer good value and get new and old customers in the door, but also require them to pay more than a buck total for their meal. Now Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, the bicoastal power couple of chain fast food, are putting out their own version of a $4 meal that’s… pretty much the same as everyone else’s. [More]

Here’s Why You Can’t Expect Fast Food Restaurants To Hand Over A Sweepstakes Game Piece Without Purchase

Here’s Why You Can’t Expect Fast Food Restaurants To Hand Over A Sweepstakes Game Piece Without Purchase

Whenever you read the fine print on a sweepstakes promotion, or hear it read quickly during a commercial, the terms “no purchase required” might stand out. While it might sound like an easy way to get a chance to win something without spending a dime, it’s a little bit more complicated than walking into a fast food restaurant and demanding a game piece. [More]

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How Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s Became One Giant Burger Chain With Two Names

Does a fast food chain by any other name smell as… burger-like? Even though Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s now share (almost) the same menu, the same graphic design elements in their branding, and the same parent company, they still retain their original names and there is virtually no geographic overlap of the two brands. While the only significant difference between Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s might be their names, for more than 30 years the two companies were worlds apart. [More]

Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. Slaps A Hot Dog & Potato Chips On A Cheeseburger, Calls It “Most American Thickburger”

Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. Slaps A Hot Dog & Potato Chips On A Cheeseburger, Calls It “Most American Thickburger”

When it comes to stacking meat-upon-meat, pretty much nothing surprises us these days. So a hot dog on a hamburger? Pretty much inevitable (see: bacon on hamburgers). Adding potato chips? Sure, why not get it all done with at once. That’s the lineup for the Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s upcoming Most American Thickburger. [More]

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Now that we know where all the bars are (hey, Wisconsin), where’s an American supposed to get a burger after a few beers? It’s back to the maps, with this handy illustration of which of the seven major burger chains is closest, depending on where you live. Mmm, crunching numbers. [via FlowingData.com]

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Hey, Southern California: Carl’s Jr. Would Like You To Try Its New “Bisnuts”

That cackling you hear in the distance? Those are all the 13-year-old boys telling each other to try a big bite of these “Bisnuts.” Because yes, that is what Carl’s Jr. is calling its test of a biscuit-donut frankenfood. Bisnuts. [More]

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Fast Food Burgers Topped With Mashed Potatoes Are A Thing At Carl’s Jr. Now

I consider mashed potatoes to be a major food group, but had never thought of them as a fast-food burger topping. It makes a lot more sense than putting fries on a burger, though, and Carl’s Jr. is forging ahead with this beautiful idea in some test markets. [More]

Carl’s Jr. Puts the XXX in Customer Service

Carl’s Jr. Puts the XXX in Customer Service

As if a dripping Paris Hilton weren’t enough slut factor, Carl’s Jr. has gone the extra six inches to ensure they emphasize the service in their customer service “hot” lines.