Jan 18, 2012

Review: Carl's Jr. - Biscuit 'N' Gravy

Long a staple at sister chain, Hardee's, Carl's Jr.'s Biscuit 'N' Gravy is a simple affair: a made-from-scratch biscuit smothered in hot sausage gravy.

It's 99 cents per order.

This one is a pretty good value and doesn't come pre-smothered (a good thing since the biscuit would end up pretty soggy otherwise).

It comes in a Hardee's-branded box either to highlight the biscuit recipes origins or because they haven't made Carl's Jr. boxes for biscuits yet.

They gave me a lot of sausage gravy. The gravy container was actually bigger than my biscuit and the biscuit was actually a good size already. Especially when you consider what you pay for an individual serving of mashed potatoes and gravy at KFC, this was like the gravy steal of the century!

The gravy had a nice thickness but a bit of a muted flavor: slightly creamy, slightly peppery. Not bad, but I wasn't jumping off the walls for it. There were a good amount of sausage bits in it though.

The biscuit is new to California so I was looking forward to trying it. It had a nice, crusty shell and was spongy soft inside but there was a bit more chew to it than I would have like. I also wanted it to be more buttery.

Overall, Carl's Jr.'s Biscuit 'N' Gravy was just okay for me. I probably wouldn't go for it again, but I would point out that there aren't many fast food options for biscuits and gravy and it is pretty cheap for what you get.

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Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr. Biscuit 'N' Gravy (228g)
Calories - 440 (from Fat - 200)
Fat - 22g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 1320mg
Carbs - 50g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 9g


  1. Yeah, not so much here in California. I don't think it's a popular a dish here.

  2. Haha, I dunked it! I know it's typically eaten split in half and smothered in gravy with a fork (which was provided) but dunking keeps the biscuit more crisp and let's me control the amount of gravy better. 

  3. @BethMansfield, PR @CarlsJrSunday, January 22, 2012

    Inquiring minds at Carl's Jr. want to know... did you dunk the biscuit in the gravy or pour it on top and eat with a fork?

  4.  Just about all the fast food places do biscuits n gravy around these parts. One of the few good things about Oklahoma. It might not always be listed on the menu but they have it. And are more than happy to serve you it.

  5. This is true o.o

  6. I just checked for you guys. It is $2 as Denny's but it also comes with your choice of an egg or hash browns.

  7. I might be wrong, but I think it's $2 at Denny's. Seems familiar to that $2, $4, $6, $8 deal they were promoting a while ago.

  8. Doesn't Denny's offer their biscuit and grave for $1, although it isn't a fast food chain.

  9. Several years ago before the dietary restrictions were fully implemented I devoured the Burger King biscuits and gravy.

    Two biscuits in the large order if I remember correctly with ample gravy slathered atop them.

    Quite tasty; biscuit and gravy.

    Ample hunks of meat in the gravy.

    Sated me nicely.

    Often gobbled them up inside the BK on Sundays when I read the Sunday newspaper.

    I must have looked so neat upon my seat as I quivered with delight while scarfing down my delightfully delicious breakfast.

    That was in Nebraska where biscuits and gravy are a "traditional" vittle and a part of the local culture.

    Back from the BK Web site but did not see any biscuits and gravy offered.

    So sad.

  10.  Well, if you managed to get it home, put some butter in it, then dump the gravy on top of it.  Salt and black pepper helps too.
    For 99 cents, you should buy 2.

  11. I've been eating the Carl's jr. Biscuit and gravy a lot, lately. I've had it like 4 times this week! I absolutely love it. I split it in half and dump the gravy on the halves. They're 1.19, now, though ($1.29 with tax), unless you use one of the mailer coupons for 99 cents. Funny thing is I never noticed it came Ina Hardee's box, until I read this story and decided to take notice this morning.

  12. Carl's Don't mess with a good thing. Those of us who have lived all over the country know the Midwest and the South rock when it comes to Biscuits and Gravy. (So do the non-townie parts of my native state, California, but city folks often don't know that). Hardees nailed it long ago and by partnering with them, you have too. Leave it alone. Don't tweak anything on it. Those of us who want to do California Fusion Cuisine can do it on our own personal servings of it. It's good with a "jist a tech" of Tabasco on it for example -- learned that in Louisiana).
    As for eating style: it works eaten properly with knife and fork, gravy poured over top; English style, daintily breaking off a piece and spreading gravy on it; or dunking. All good.

  13. quoted from my other post: As for eating style: it works eaten properly with knife and fork, gravy poured over top; English style, daintily breaking off a piece and spreading gravy on it; or dunking. All good.


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