Carl's Jr. is testing new mashed potato-topped burgers that they're calling "Mashers" in at least one location here in Southern California, as spotted by a Brand Eater (that's right! All of you are now Brand Eaters!).
Mashers come topped with garlic mashed potatoes, brown gravy, and crispy onion straws (they had me at mashed potatoes...). There's the Big Chicken Masher and the Burger Masher (i.e. a chicken version and a beef version).
The Big Chicken Masher comes with a breaded chicken filet and on a fresh-baked bun (it also looks like it comes with a slice of cheese... not sure why). The price tag is $4.49. I feel like country gravy and sausage would go better with fried chicken though.
The Burger Masher starts at $2.99 on a normal bun and beef patty and goes up to $4.99 to get it with the Six Dollar Burger patty and fresh-baked bun.
I've reached out to the company for comment and will update accordingly if/when I hear anything back.
Photo by Efrain F.