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Sep 18, 2013

Review: Carl's Jr. - Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger

Carl's Jr.'s Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger takes a bit of buffalo wings and adds it to a burger, and features Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce, blue cheese crumbles, Swiss cheese, mayo, red onion, tomato, lettuce, and a charbroiled beef patty on a toasted sesame seed bun.

The premium Six Dollar Burger version comes with a Black Angus beef patty at $5.19, but I received this one courtesy of Carl's Jr.

This burger definitely subscribed to the "if it doesn't get all over the place, it doesn't belong in your face" Carl's Jr. slogan of old. There was plenty of Frank's RedHot to go around and it had a tangy, savory bite with a decent amount of heat that built up gradually and had me sniffling as I finished a half.

I'm not a huge fan of blue cheese, but if you are, the Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger definitely delivers on the promise. There was plenty of blue cheese crumbles and flavor in every bite.

While buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese are a tried-and-true combination, it's also very salty here and makes it a bit hard to enjoy.

The Angus beef patty had a good flavor to it and was reasonably moist. A lot of the flavor is overpowered by the buffalo sauce though.

The Swiss cheese was creamy but, like a lot of fast food cheese, didn't add much in the way of flavor, at least not over the buffalo sauce and blue cheese.  Adding in the second cheese was pretty superfluous.

The veggies were solid and plentiful, as tends to be the case with Carl's Jr. Six Dollar Burgers.

Overall, Carl's Jr.'s Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger delivers plenty of buffalo sauce and blue cheese, if that's what you're looking for, but the excess overshadows the rest of the burger to its detriment. Less would have been more for a better balanced burger.  I wish they had done a chicken version of the burger, considering it's emulating wings.  Now that would have been nice.

Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr. Buffalo Blue Cheese Six Dollar Burger (371g)
Calories - 810 (Calories from Fat - 400)
Fat - 45g (Saturated Fat 20g)
Sodium - 2270mg
Carbs - 54g (Sugar 10g)
Protein - 47g

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17 comments:

  1. why would they put mayo on this?!? I hate mayo and they put it on EVERYTHING! Also the swiss cheese seems weird for this burger.

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  2. Holy...2270mg of sodium?!!

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  3. I had one sans mayo and it was very good.

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  4. In kansas city not unusual to get a bbq sandwich with melted cheese and onion ring type food, The Z-Man at oklahoma joes for example. Adding Mayo I think of as more of an Alabama thing. So kind of an odd mix of bbq cultures. I think I will have mine hold the mayo and save the 50 to 100 unnecessary calories.

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  5. Ever hear of minus the mayo?

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  6. HOLY That Comment!!!


    You do know that the Franks sauce and the Blue Cheese have alot of sodium. Why are you suprised. Most all Hot Sauce like Franks are gonna have alot of sodium.


    I'm surprised your surprised.

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  7. Honestly, I couldn't really taste the mayo anyway. You can easily forgo both without any real effect.

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  8. Agreed, all these places insist on always putting mayo on despite 18 other condiments on the burger/sandwich.

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  9. I had one today and really really enjoyed it! ....just the price...

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  10. Pleasantly surprised, and I hate Arby's roast bologna...err...beef. The brisket even had what could be called "burnt" ends on the outside edge of tge sandwich. It was piled high, and had a good texture. The sauce was decent, if underwhelming. The bun was also excellent. The people whining about mayo--Hello? You can get it without it, like i did. Seriously, have you never been to a fast food place before? Having it your way isn't strictly the domain of Burger King, dummies.

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  11. Do you ever eat any home cooked meals? Or do you eat fastfood 365 days a year?

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  12. Yes I do to the first question. I just don't write about them.

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  13. I think you have once or twice.. I must read your blog too much if I actually remember this :) http://www.brandeating.com/2011/12/merry-christmas.html

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  14. Yeah, but those are old! I figured I ought to focus on the fast food stuff.

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  15. Love this! Might support the 'Great BBQ Divide' with 2 ways to serve it: saucy, or Texas Style 'little sauce' on top... the "without mayo" could be the perfection of it. But, I liked the 'way it's served'. Delicious! Why only have 'Limited Time Only' ?? I would start going to Arby's again...

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  16. Arby's SMOKEHOUSE BRISKET is absolutely the best sandwich I have ever sunk my teeth into. After eating at least 10 of them, I reluctantly posted on my facebook how delicious they were...and the reason I was reluctant to post the message was because I was so afraid everyone in my small town would rush out, purchase two or three (too good to eat just one) and Arbys would run out
    of them and I would be left out. I love the sauce, mayo, cheese, crispy onion rings AND the crispy edged, tender slow cooked brisket on a perfect bun. Try it and I promise you, it will be the best sandwich ever. Please, please let this sandwich be on the menu permanently. Do not let it be short lived like the piled up high ham sandwich on the Hawaiian bun I got addicted to and then it was gone.

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