Monday, June 29, 2015

Does Anyone At Carl's Jr. Think About What They Are Doing?

You may have seen the ads for The Most Americaqn Thickburger:
Carl’s Jr. began selling a 1,080-calorie burger Wednesday that it hopes appeals to Americans’ patriotic spirit, along with their appetites.

The Most American Thickburger features a beef patty topped with hot dogs and a layer of potato chips, combining three Fourth of July barbecue staples in a creation aimed squarely at the fast-food chain’s core customers: “young, hungry guys.”

“People love these big, juicy, indulgent burgers,” said Andy Puzder, the chief executive officer of closely held CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and its companion chain Hardee’s. “We know who we are and we know how to appeal to our customers.”
 There are people that can pile these down without any real long-term health risk.  Guys who spend 12 hours a day digging ditches by hand seven days a week.  But there are not that many people who do this, and even they don't do it year after year.   My wife's reaction was: "No avocado and Cool Whip?  Then it could be the breakfastlunchdinnerdessert meal!"


StormCchaser said...

Hey... it's the free market. I wouldn't eat one, but they must think a lot of people will.

We certainly don't need a nanny state (Michelle...) involved.

w said...

Carl Karcher must be spinning in his grave. He's the CK for CKE....

He was ousted from his own company in part because he was opposed to gay marriage and the like.

He was a big time financial backer of Republican causes in CA and a dedicated Catholic.

I used to live not far from his corporate headquarters and home in Anaheim.

Grew up on their hamburgers in the 60's and 70's. I have no interested in eating the weird creations, but it's free enterprise. I do find it kind of sad that they now feel that to sell hamburgers they have to put buxom young beauties eating burgers in their commercials.