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Thursday, June 19, 2008

New Carl's Jr. Prime Rib Burger

I got a coupon for the new Carl's Jr. Prime Rib burger, so I decided to go down there for lunch to try it. (For coupon, visit Griffin Eats OC Coupons) The coupon was valid for any size burger, so I decided to get the "six dollar" version. The menu board stated that this version was $5.79, but the cash register rang it up at $4.89. I then got $1 off.

The burger is served as a large beef patty covered in grilled onions, horseradish sauce, thinly sliced "prime rib" beef and swiss cheese all on a ciabatta bun. I opened the box and looked at my burger. It looked a lot smaller than it does on all the posters they have around the restaurant.

I picked it up and took a bite. This burger definitely lives up to the old Carl's Jr. motto, "If it doesn't get all over the place, it doesn't belong in your face." This burger is extremely messy. The juice from the prime rib soaks through the ciabatta bread and turns it into a soggy mess. The melted cheese and horseradish sauce then cause the onions to slide out all over the place. To top it all off, the burger wasn't even that good. It was extremely bland. The horseradish sauce was tasteless. I only tasted a faint hint of horseradish once. The swiss cheese might as well have been white american cheese, because it had no flavor. I found myself not even wanting to eat the entire burger, so I threw part of it away. I really love Carl's Jr., but I think this burger is lacking in the flavor department. My buddy also got one of these burgers. He didn't like it at all either.

The Prime Rib Six Dollar Burger
Calories: 1060
Fat: 70 grams
Saturated Fat: 23 grams
Sodium: 2940 mg

Final Verdict: So not worth it

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Anonymous said...

That burger is disgusting on so many levels, not the least of which is the outrageous fat and salt content. Thanks for the heads ups and taking one for the team.

ChristianZ said...

Be scared. Be very scared.

My dad used to say the Carl's commercials were catering to society's lowest common denominator.

Anonymous said...


about as good as fast food gets.

people that dont like fast food shouldnt rate the stuff

joy said...

Mm, messy, bland, and half your recommended calorie intake all rolled into one! (Or dripped on the floor and your sleeves, as the case may be.) Sounds like your final assessment is right on: not worth it.

Anonymous said...

Stick with the original Six Dollar Burger. Many also like the Western Bacon. There is a BOGO free coupon at fatwallet (and probably elsewhere, but no longer on the Carls Jr. site) that is good until 12/31/08.

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