It’s as American as all-get-out. Carl’s Jr. (AKA Hardee’s here in the South) has long been one of America’s best-known burger chains, and while they do have a 1400-calorie monster burger, they’ve been relegated to an also-ran lately thanks to weird new food items like the Friendly’s grilled-cheese burger melt, the KFC double-down, and even the Burger King pizza burger. Not anymore. Determined to regain a slice of America’s attention, Carl’s Jr. is unveiling an 850-calorie, foot-long cheeseburger sandwich at 50 restaurants in California. If it goes well there, it’ll make tables nationwide.
The burger is a belly-busting beast. On a foot-long sub roll, you put not one, but three, cheeseburgers. A foot of meat and cheese will run you $4, with a $4.50 deluxe version (adding lettuce and tomato) also available. I don’t see how this thing won’t become a huge hit. If there’s one thing Americans love, it’s getting a whole lot of food for very little price, and the price tag for a superburger is roughly the same as three normal cheeseburgers, but with additional bread and toppings. It’s big, but it’s not too big for the average eater.
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