Carl’s Jr. Testing a "Footlong Cheeseburger"
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!
Edit #1 (07/14/10) : We’ve compiled a quick video of the sandwich, it’s viewable here for those interested in getting a bit more footage of the footlong.
Edit #2 (07/14/10): An employee at the location we got the sandwich from “guesstimated” that the sandwich has actually been available at their location for almost 3 weeks, apparently our food blogging was a bit behind! Oh well, better late than never. She also shrugged when I asked her how the sandwich has been doing, which leads us to believe it’s had a rather mixed reception thus far.
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