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Oct 4, 2012

Review: Carl's Jr. - Original Six Dollar Burger

It used to be advertised as the Six Dollar Burger for under $4, but nowadays it's quite a bit closer to that $6 mark. Carl's Jr.'s Original Six Dollar Burger (since there are other variations now) is a hefty burger with a charbroiled Black Angus beef patty, two slices of American cheese, lettuce, two slices of tomato, red onion, pickles, mustard, mayo, and ketchup on a toasted sesame seed bun. The ingredients are similar to a Whopper with cheese.

It's normally $4.99 at my local Carl's Jr., but a recent promotion has the price back at $3.99.

The Six Dollar Burger is pretty big and nears the one pound mark in weight (.86 lbs about).

It's a good thing Carl's Jr. half-wraps the burger in wax paper as the Original Six Dollar Burger is a very saucy burger. Between the ketchup overflow, the mayo, and mustard, there's a whole lot of sauce going on and it does tend to drip as you bite into it. The ketchup was particularly prominent with strong tangy sweetness.

The vegetables were fresh and crisp. The onions in particular had a strong sharp bite that meshed well with the sauces.

I was glad for the thick and flavorful Angus patty; the amount of ketchup would have been off-putting against a lesser, smaller patty, but worked great together with the patty in the Six Dollar Burger.

The overall effect is that Carl's Jr.'s Original Six Dollar Burger has a lot of strong, almost excessive, flavors going on, but the beef patty is more than up to the task of holding its own against them. It's a classic burger, but might be a great deal too many calories for some to eat in one sitting. I stretched mine out to lunch and dinner.

Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr. Original Six Dollar Burger (391g)
Calories - 910 (from Fat - 470)
Fat - 54g (Saturated Fat - 21g)
Sodium - 2030mg
Carbs - 63g (Sugar - 18g)
Protein - 45g


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