I was admiring the new Carl's Jr. commercial promoting their fresh-baked hamburger buns, not for the sexy girls and the pun on the word "buns" but for the subtle shift in product positioning that seems to finally be happening. I refer, of course, to the transition of the chain's large format burgers from the old Carl's "Six Dollar" moniker to the adoption of the Hardee's "Thickburger" label.
It has been four years since we wrote an article on this subject. Back then, the discussion was how the term Six Dollars has moved from a gimmick to an uncomfortable reality: the burgers are no longer the equivalent of what you paid big money (six dollars) for at a sit down chain (read, Chili's) but sadly, are rapidly approaching the $6 mark themselves. Inflation does that to you. Which is why McDonald's recently had to revamp their approach to their "Dollar Menu" and Del Taco did the same with their "Buck and Under" menu this past spring.
So what is Carl's Jr. actually doing? Ever-so-subtly phasing in the "Thickburger" name. Note in the commercial and in the web ad the use of the term "Six Dollar Thickburger." It's probably no longer much of a prediction but I will make it anyway: Carl's Jr. will drop the term "Six Dollar" from their menu in 2014. There is your first New Year's prediction.
No more links to other websites for the Dickeys and Five Guys menus. They are now loaded on Fast Food Source. Like the other newer updates, these menus are ZOOMABLE by simply clicking the image. Much easier to read.
We updated the links to the nutrition-oriented companion websites with a new addition: Restaurant Menu Nutrition, aka restaurant-menu-nutrition.com has a harder to remember URL than FastFoodSource, but a very handy interface for finding your food items.
Added the very valuable Deal of the Day menu to the Dickey's page. Six days a week you can enjoy a different special with a beverage in a Big Yellow Cup.
Rarely do we update the dessert menus, and this menu from Baskin Robbins is long overdue. Enjoy!
Not to be confused with the BLT cheeseburger, did you know you can get a BLT sandwich custom made at Jack In The Box? Truth be told, you can probably do this anywhere they have the ingredients, but you might like to see what $1.38 gets you with Jack.
When I ordered it I was thinking "Wow, $1.38 is a great price for a BLT." When I got it home it was a bit disappointing. To order it, I asked for bacon, lettuce and tomato on a sourdough bun. And that's what I got. But I guess next time I need to ask for double bacon as this was way to light to call a meal. We'll have to compare this with custom BLTs found elsewhere and see who can do the best for the least.
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