Carl's Jr recently announced their new freshly prepared Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders. These appear to be slightly different, but mostly the same as the Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders that have been selling at sibling-chain Hardee's since about June.
My own local Carl's Jr has been carrying them for about a month. It is unclear if "freshly prepared" means made-to-order or just made in-house throughout the day and left to warm. Probably the former since it does take some time to cook breaded chicken.
The selling point on these chicken tenders is that they are hand-dipped in buttermilk and lightly breaded in-house daily rather than shipped frozen and pre-cooked to each restaurant before a final dunk in the deep fryer.
Retail pricing stands at $2.99 for a 3-piece order or $4.49 for a 5-piece order which compares quite well to other fast food chains as well as the fried chicken chains. They are also available as part of a combo or kid's meal. Sauces are available in honey mustard, buttermilk ranch, and barbecue.
There's an available online coupon for a free small drink with the purchase of a 3-piece order of Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders.
The Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders are supported by two television advertisements playing on the frozen chicken at other places and another featuring lazy receptionists playing up the "hand-breaded" and "prepared fresh" angles:
Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr. 3-piece Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders (148g)
Calories - 340 (from Fat - 170)
Fat - 19g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 1160mg
Carbs - 14g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 28g