I’m debating on if I should recoil in horror, or go order one. Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s (Hardee’s for us southern folk) is aiming to kill us all with the Most American Thickburger.
The fast food chain is known to go all in with outrageous menu items. A beef patty topped with a split hot dog and Lay’s potato chips. Oh, and the normal complement of American cheese, ketchup, tomato, mustard and red onions.
Counting calories? I’m not sure why, but it clocks in at 1,030 with 64 grams of fat. Toss in the fries and what looks like a bucket-sized fountain drink and you’re looking at your daily caloric intake.
Make mine a diet coke. I’m watching my figure.
Brad Haley, chief marketing officer of CKE Restaurants (parent of both franchises), explained the addition of the hot dog. “The hot dog is like a smoked meat product, so it’s not unlike bacon.”
Whatever makes you feel better Brad.
Haley added the Most American Thickburger has been an idea the company has had for a long time. When can you get your hands on one? May 20 at locations nationwide.
Pricing is $5.79 for the burger only. A combo will set you back $8.29.
It isn’t the first time CKE (Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.) has unveiled the meat on meat burger. Burgers topped with pastrami? Check. Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger? Of course.
If you’re worried about the Lay’s chips getting soggy, the company is using kettle-cooked chips. It should cut down on the sogginess.
Your regret after eating it? That’s on you.