Oct 21, 2014

Review: Carl's Jr. - Mile High Bacon Thickburger

Carl's Jr.'s Mile High Bacon Thickburger features thick-cut Applewood-smoked bacon, a 1/3- or 1/2-pound charbroiled Black Angus beef patty, American cheese, red onion, tomato, lettuce, and mayo, on a toasted fresh baked bun.

I picked up a 1/3 version for $6.29.

The burger as a whole was well-made and not overly busy. The ingredients were well-portioned and there wasn't too much or too little of any single ingredient.

The fresh-baked bun hasn't disappointed me yet. It's soft but sturdy with just a little sweetness to it. It's a bun I would not mind eating by itself.

The American cheese was nicely melted and the produce was fresh with firm tomato slices and crisp lettuce and onions. There wasn't too much flavor from the tomatoes or lettuce, but the onions provided a nice bite.

The Angus beef patty came nicely charred, thick, and meaty. There's a really nice seasoned flavor to it. It's moist and tender enough, but not juicy, which is pretty standard for fast food chains.

The bacon had a nice enough flavor with a light smokiness. There was a good amount of it but, oddly, it came in pieces of strips rather than whole strips. It was thick, but chewy (which might be why it comes in pieces) and not at all crispy. Also, because it comes in smaller pieces, they tend to fall out while you eat.

Overall, I really like Carl's Jr.'s Mile High Bacon Thickburger. It's a very well-made and sizable rendition of a standard bacon cheeseburger. It's hard to justify the $6-plus price though; maybe if the patty and bacon were hot off the grill...

Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr. 1/3-lb. Mile High Bacon Thickburger (355g)
Calories - 1010 (from Fat - 600)
Fat - 67g (Saturated Fat - 22g)
Sodium - 2080mg
Carbs - 56g (Sugar - 13g)
Protein - 42g

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