September 11, 2009

Carl's Jr. Big Carl

bigcarl.jpgNo matter what you think about Carlís Jr.ís food or jejune television ads, you almost have to admire the company for their aggressive approach and continued willingness to introduce new products to their menu. Their latest burger is a direct attack against McDonaldís iconic Big Mac. The Big Carl seeks to improve on the Big Mac by offering a double-patty burger with twice as much meat and cheese at a lower price point. The Big Carl even has a ďspecial sauceĒ like the Big Mac. However, the Big Carl doesnít include the Big Macís center bun. The Big Carl is a very tasty burger and a bargain at only $2.49 considering the amount of meat it has. It's a respectable double cheeseburger that I would definitely order again. Is it better than the Big Mac? I honestly canít say because itís probably been several decades since I last ate a Big Mac. But Iím pretty sure that if I had both burgers in front of me, I would reach for the Big Carl first.

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Posted by Jim on September 11, 2009

I love the big carl. It's on $1.99 at the Carl's Jr by my house compared to the Big Mac $4.50. I don't miss the third bun with the extra meat on this one. Is it just me or did the Macs used to be huge when you was a kid?

Posted by: Wesley Montgomery at September 14, 2009 5:46 AM

I love the big carl. It's on $1.99 at the Carl's Jr by my house compared to the Big Mac $4.50. I don't miss the third bun with the extra meat on this one. Is it just me or did the Macs used to be huge when you was a kid?

Posted by: Wesley Montgomery at September 14, 2009 5:48 AM

The only drawback, the Big Carl has over 900 calories! Twice that of the Big Mac, holy moly. I will stay away just because of that fact.

Posted by: Michelle at September 14, 2009 2:14 PM

thats graet!

Posted by: flash at September 18, 2009 3:43 PM

The big mac has around 540 calories and the big carl 920. Of course its going to be more, its roughly double the size. But its so much better.

Posted by: Wesley Montgomery at September 19, 2009 11:54 AM

i have to agree with Wesley Montgomery the macs did seem a lot bigger when i was a kid just recently i had went to a McDonalds and got a big mac that i haven't tried in years like since i was 4 and it was my first time and anyways i got a big mac for the first time in years and it seemed a lot smaller then when i was 4

Posted by: gage at September 20, 2009 9:51 AM

My dad and I went to Carl's Jr. for the Big Carl. When he got it, the burger looked about the same size as a Big Mac. It looked good on tv though. I guess that's what you think when you look at fake food on a commercial. You guy's need good tasting food like Oregano's.

Posted by: darkhunter10270 at September 23, 2009 8:30 PM

Definitely a food competition worthy of a shot, both the Big Carl and the Big Mac are sold for $1.99 in my area, so I will definitely give it a shot in the near future.

Posted by: FOODIE at September 24, 2009 9:02 PM

Never been a Carl's Jr fan. Saw the commercial comparing Big Carl to Big Mac. I found my new favorite fast food hamburger at Carl's Jr and it's called a Big Carl!!!

Posted by: Don at October 16, 2009 1:04 PM

this thing is awsome dude

Posted by: david townley at October 16, 2009 6:07 PM

I tried the Big Carl, and, it was OK. The fact-of-the-matter is - you can't always beat the original. I had a Big Carl and the next day went back to a Big Mac.

Posted by: John Hicks at November 7, 2009 1:02 AM

When i first tried the big carl i had overheard my friends saying how they tried it and it sucked. well i disagree i think it is WAY better than the big mac i mean it bigger has twice the meat. 900 calories but still a great burger. i've always loved carl's jr. and all their amazing food but this is the best burgers i've tasted.

Scale of 1-10 its definitly a 10

one last thing... twice the meat, less cash lah lah lah lah lah.

Posted by: Joe Parra at November 12, 2009 10:09 PM

I personally enjoyed the Big Carl both times I purchased it. The only thing I didn't like about it was that both times, I got a bit too much lettuce on them, and that amount kind of detracted from the flavor of the meat and sauce. Aside from that, it nearly dethroned the western bacon cheeseburger (hold the onion rings) as my favorite.

Posted by: J P Hays at November 21, 2009 3:34 PM

I tried the big Carl and honestly it is the best new burger out there. Tons of meat and cheese, it is just a simple great burger. i think it is way better than the Big Mac and on the same level as the Whopper. Considering the cost the Big Carl is very good value.

Posted by: Will C at November 23, 2009 12:12 AM

The Big Mac is nothing compared to the Big Carl. Sorry McD but you have been succeeded by something much better, and Carl's Jr keep it up and you can one day destroy that evil clowns restaurant for good!

Posted by: SirSquiZZ at November 28, 2009 12:55 AM

Ive been eating this almost every day, I love it.

Posted by: Jon at December 7, 2009 1:00 PM

My son was eating the Big Carl once or twice a day. He's 21 and burns those 920 calories a lot faster than I. So finally last week I tried it and it was not just good but it was Very Good!! At 1.99 he is keeping the Carl's restaurants in my area in business. He was getting a couple of the McD's double cheeseburgers with Mac sauce only, then all of their restaurants started charging extra for the Mac sauce. At Carl's the patties are bigger, the price is right and the sauce is free.

Posted by: Vdub In CA at January 7, 2010 7:23 PM

There was a day when I was a die hard fan of the Big Mac. It has dwindled over the years and certainly has no room to be called a Big Mac anymore.

The Carls Jr. Big Carl is not only an outstanding burger it lives up to the definition of Big! It tastes better it is very filling and in my opinon rules the Burger world of Fast Food. McDonalds has lost my business and my two sons.

Posted by: Jack Frigault at January 25, 2010 4:30 PM

as the ad states...

Big Carl >>> Big Mac

I agree, plus the cheaper price makes it a winner.

Posted by: Roma at February 24, 2010 1:37 PM

The Big Carl is now my favorite burger of all time. It's dethroned the Western Bacon Cheeseburger (wow!). Personally, I've never liked the McDonald's Big Mac. Carl's Jr., PLEASE crush that clown-run restaurant!

Posted by: Caitlin Schmidt at July 26, 2010 7:42 PM

this and the really big chicken sandwich
are beating every other place like mcdonalds and burgerking in sales
God Bless America!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Ben Dover III at November 15, 2010 7:59 PM
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