Carl's Jr., Hardee's heat up summer sandwich LTOs
June 24, 2020
Sister QSR chains, Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, are launching two LTOs — both with some heat, but one has beef, and the other is a plant-based offering. The sandwiches are available starting today nationally and include the spicy Western bacon cheeseburger and Beyond spicy BBQ cheeseburger, a news release said.
The spicy burger is a kicked-up version of the Western bacon cheeseburger launched at Carl's Jr. in 1982 and then at Hardee's this year. The sandwich features a charbroiled patty, topped with barbecue sauce, jalapenos, onion rings and pepper Jack.
The brands have partnered with plant-based "meat" provider, Beyond Meat, for the Beyond spicy BBQ cheeseburger. This sandwich contains all the items on the aforementioned offering, aside from the beef patty.
Both offerings are...