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Count Alex's Losses
07-12-2010, 07:38 PM
http://foodbeast.com/content/2010/07/10/carls-jr-testing-a-footlong-cheeseburger/

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Carl’s Jr. simply couldn’t sit still too long while KFC hopped into the sandwich game with their Double Down from days ago. It looks like they’re trying to make some waves with this new “Footlong Cheeseburger” they’re testing out at one of my local Santa Ana, CA, locations. The sandwich comes along with some chuckles, to say the least. It sells for $4 (the plain cheeseburger), and the deluxe is set at $4.50 (comes with all the fixings, lettuce, tomatoes, onions). The combo meals are set at $6.50 for the cheeseburger version and $7.00 for the deluxe footlong.

The 12-inch burger is wrapped like a sandwich, and sticks out of most of the to-go bags offered up at the location, so it was definitely an interesting sight. I’m not sure how well the burger will fair, it’s basically just a few patties and ingredients mimicking a sub sandwich, which may end up not helping its overall appeal. The dough on the bread seems a little off, but the execution of the entire sandwich still remains interesting and I’m intrigued to say the least. As for the patty, it actually consists of smaller individual patties, instead of one larger piece (which may have earned it some more “craziness points“). Maybe they will make some modifications if they decide to roll this burger out nationally. Until then, what do you guys think of the pictures, or if you’ve tried it yourself, please share your thoughts with us!


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Mr. Flopnuts
07-12-2010, 08:14 PM
Uhh................

Count Alex's Losses
07-12-2010, 08:17 PM
Actually, I'm kind of overselling it.

Carls Jr could really have made more of an effort.

KcMizzou
07-12-2010, 08:19 PM
Hmmm... you'd think someone who wanted more cheeseburger would just order more than one.

Mr. Flopnuts
07-12-2010, 08:19 PM
Actually, I'm kind of overselling it.

Carls Jr could really have made more of an effort.

I think it looks like garbage, but in today's bigger and better age I love the concept. :D They need to trick that shit out with some different cheese choices and bacon. Mu'fuckin' BACON! It is the candy bar of meats. Hell, how about an option to top it with eggs? If you're going to do it, kill people. All the way.

Just Passin' By
07-12-2010, 08:21 PM
I think it looks like garbage, but in today's bigger and better age I love the concept. :D They need to trick that shit out with some different cheese choices and bacon. Mu'****in' BACON! It is the candy bar of meats. Hell, how about an option to top it with eggs? If you're going to do it, kill people. All the way.

Toss in mushrooms as another option, and I'm with you all the way.

FAX
07-12-2010, 08:22 PM
Soon to be followed, no doubt, by the 18 inch Long Dong Whopper and the 40 inch McMuthaburger from hell's own kitchen.

FAX

warpaint*
07-12-2010, 08:22 PM
Hmmm... you'd think someone who wanted more cheeseburger would just order more than one.

That's what I was thinking.

It will be interesting to see how it does - just looks like a silly half ass gimmick to me.

Fruit Ninja
07-12-2010, 08:22 PM
All you need is a Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carls and your set. best fast food burger ever.

Al Bundy
07-12-2010, 08:22 PM
Holy fuck..

Just Passin' By
07-12-2010, 08:23 PM
That's what I was thinking.

It will be interesting to see how it does - just looks like a silly half ass gimmick to me.

Well, so was the double down by KFC. At $5 a pop, it's a ripoff of some magnitude.

RJ
07-12-2010, 08:24 PM
Apparently the fast food marketing model these days is - We know our food sucks, but if we give you twice as much of it and lower the price, would you buy it anyway?

ClevelandBronco
07-12-2010, 08:25 PM
It's clever that they have the promotional poster bleed across two windows emphasizing the unusual length of the burger.

Mr. Flopnuts
07-12-2010, 08:33 PM
All you need is a Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carls and your set. best fast food burger ever.

That's all I ever ate from there until they came out with that Double Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger.

KcMizzou
07-12-2010, 08:35 PM
That's all I ever ate from there until they came out with that Double Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger.It's Hardees around here. Haven't been there in ages, but I used to love the mushroom & swiss.

Mr. Flopnuts
07-12-2010, 08:38 PM
It's Hardees around here. Haven't been there in ages, but I used to love the mushroom & swiss.

Hardees was my first introduction to Carl's Jr. I had no idea when I walked into Carl's for the first time it was the same place. I loved Hardee's when I lived in NC so I was happy to find Carl's.

I don't eat there that often. It's about 20 miles from me and I don't get up that way more than once every month or three. When I am up there though, I usually make a trip to Carl's Jr.

Buck
07-12-2010, 08:53 PM
I'm waiting for the Foot-Tall or Foot-Thick Cheeseburger.

InChiefsHell
07-12-2010, 09:04 PM
I suppose you could split it with someone...:shrug:

Hydrae
07-12-2010, 09:06 PM
All you need is a Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carls and your set. best fast food burger ever.

This, all day long!

Gadzooks
07-12-2010, 09:28 PM
They need to trick that shit out with some different cheese choices and bacon. Mu'****in' BACON! It is the candy bar of meats. Hell, how about an option to top it with eggs? If you're going to do it, kill people. All the way.

That sounds like the perfect breakfast burger, but, instead of hamburger patties, how about sausage patties... --- ... --- ... ---
Someone call the paramedics _^___^____^_____________

Bane
07-12-2010, 09:29 PM
:Lin:

Gonzo
07-12-2010, 09:44 PM
How many calories? I'm guessing 1200.
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Baconeater
07-12-2010, 09:49 PM
Well, so was the double down by KFC. At $5 a pop, it's a ripoff of some magnitude.
I'm pretty sure I paid almost $7 for that damn thing.


Hardees was my first introduction to Carl's Jr. I had no idea when I walked into Carl's for the first time it was the same place. I loved Hardee's when I lived in NC so I was happy to find Carl's.

I don't eat there that often. It's about 20 miles from me and I don't get up that way more than once every month or three. When I am up there though, I usually make a trip to Carl's Jr.
So if Hardee's and Carl's Jr are the same place, does that mean Hardee's will also have this?

boogblaster
07-12-2010, 09:56 PM
western ... yea ...

googlegoogle
07-12-2010, 09:59 PM
Send them to Haiti now!

Just Passin' By
07-12-2010, 09:59 PM
I'm pretty sure I paid almost $7 for that damn thing.

For $5 (or $7),

Two breast portions (not full breasts), a slice of cheese, a dollop of sauce and a strip of bacon just doesn't cut it on my value scale. I bought one to try it. That's enough.

Phobia
07-12-2010, 10:01 PM
I'm glad to see an actual picture of the sandwich, not some burger that looks like it's going to be amazing because it's not actually food and a photographer took stills in a controlled lighting environment to make it look 400x better than it actually tastes. If I ever become a politician; "photos used for marketing must be actual photos of food handed out a drive-thru window" will be somewhere in my platform.

Baconeater
07-12-2010, 10:22 PM
For $5 (or $7),

Two breast portions (not full breasts), a slice of cheese, a dollop of sauce and a strip of bacon just doesn't cut it on my value scale. I bought one to try it. That's enough.
Oh, not disputing that at all. One was enough for me as well. Probably a little more than enough.

Count Alex's Losses
12-12-2012, 08:57 PM
12x12x12

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/483532_10152301122425456_473031536_n.jpg

Easy 6
12-12-2012, 09:01 PM
They used to have the best chili dog sauce ever, used to order them three at a time.

Stopped selling them about three years ago :huh:

JoeyChuckles
12-12-2012, 09:18 PM
Looks like In N Out

Flachief58
12-12-2012, 09:21 PM
12x12x12

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/483532_10152301122425456_473031536_n.jpg

Too much lettuce

listopencil
12-12-2012, 09:52 PM
Taco Bell's XXL Nachos:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vqoLpjj9t0w/UKJysTGDenI/AAAAAAAAN4E/DlTF5Pvjofw/s1600/taco_bell_steak_xxl_nachos_01.JPG

lewdog
12-12-2012, 09:55 PM
Taco Bell's XXL Nachos:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vqoLpjj9t0w/UKJysTGDenI/AAAAAAAAN4E/DlTF5Pvjofw/s1600/taco_bell_steak_xxl_nachos_01.JPG

Can I get a picture of you actually eating those and then a picture of your next bowel movement?

BigMeatballDave
12-12-2012, 09:58 PM
Taco Bell's XXL Nachos:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vqoLpjj9t0w/UKJysTGDenI/AAAAAAAAN4E/DlTF5Pvjofw/s1600/taco_bell_steak_xxl_nachos_01.JPG

That is the best thing Taco Bell has ever offered.

86 the guac

Dr. Facebook Fever
12-12-2012, 10:07 PM
It's Hardees around here. Haven't been there in ages, but I used to love the mushroom & swiss.

Hardees here too. Now I want a mushroom & swiss or a big hot ham & cheese.

Baconeater
12-12-2012, 10:11 PM
Never did see this thing at Hardee's. They have some sourdough burger that I really like though.

Easy 6
12-12-2012, 10:17 PM
Never did see this thing at Hardee's. They have some sourdough burger that I really like though.

Ah yes, the frisco is their best sandwich.

listopencil
12-12-2012, 10:23 PM
Can I get a picture of you actually eating those and then a picture of your next bowel movement?

I ate one today. The bowel movement was horrific. Tremendous pressure from the gas, it was like there was a tribe of evil monkeys flinging poop from inside my colon. The stench was overpowering during the entire process. I looked in the toilet after I was done. It was like a pile of muddy uncured cement. I'm thinking of having another one tomorrow.

Baconeater
12-12-2012, 10:26 PM
I ate one today. The bowel movement was horrific. Tremendous pressure from the gas, it was like there was a tribe of evil monkeys flinging poop from inside my colon. The stench was overpowering during the entire process. I looked in the toilet after I was done. It was like a pile of muddy uncured cement. I'm thinking of having another one tomorrow.
Would you mind picking one up for me too?

GloryDayz
12-12-2012, 10:29 PM
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Inmem58
12-12-2012, 10:35 PM
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Epic Meal Time Bacon Boss Burger.


This is just immature

Bump
12-12-2012, 11:49 PM
pics or GTFO

Big Smoke
12-13-2012, 12:21 AM
It's Hardees around here. Haven't been there in ages, but I used to love the mushroom & swiss.

The Hardees mushroom and swiss is by far my favorite fast food burger.