October 13, 2009

Carl's Jr. Jalapeņo Burger

cjjalapeno.jpgAfter glancing back through Phoood's archives, I've noticed that the site's contributors have been truly nice to Carl's Jr., with 5 out of 6 burgers reviewed having a designation of "good" or better. This is no coincidence, as Carl's Jr. is one of the best fast food franchises out there. The company has taken pride in being proliferators of delicious (albeit high-calorie) comfort food, while not seeming to care about their competitors trying to integrate so-called "healthy" options into their menus. Plus, you have to love a restaurant that has so many different burgers. The point is, heart health aside, CJ's hamburgers are good, and the Jalapeņo Burger is no exception. This particular sandwich is a standard charbroiled burger on a bun with lettuce, tomato and onion. To give it that extra kick, they throw on jalapeņo peppers (hence the name), pepper jack cheese and Santa Fe sauce (which is a spicy mayonnaise). Needless to say, this combination is a winner. It has just the right mix of flavor and spice. The jalapeņos have a good amount of heat, but they aren't extreme in any sense. Overall, if you like spicy food and charbroiled burgers (which I do), it would be almost impossible to be disappointed. My only gripe is that sometimes my local Carl's Jr. is a little light on the sauce or the peppers, which detracts from the intended flavor (but when it's well-made, it's truly excellent). I wouldn't say that this is Carl's best sandwich (I'd give that title to the classic Western Bacon Cheeseburger), but it's definitely a great one. If you're in the mood for a top-notch fast food burger with a kick, head over and pick one up.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

Posted by Edgar on October 13, 2009

yeah ur right definitely the best one is the western bacon but this one is really good also
i also love the portobello mushroom but its kinda difficult to eat and the western is just perfect

Posted by: Mike at October 13, 2009 2:29 PM

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Posted by: Beth - PR at Carl's Jr. at October 15, 2009 10:17 AM

This is truly a good Burger...My Daughter Loves them...I had to try them seeing that she spoke so highly of this burger, and she was right~Delicious!
Thanks for the idea, I am now preparing these @ home.

Posted by: Charray at October 15, 2009 12:32 PM

i love carl's jr it's my favorite resturant!
also try the delicious six dollar jalapeno burger it's bigger and the meat is 100% black angus

Posted by: Alan at December 19, 2009 9:06 PM

I had one of these today and it was awsome i just love carls jr is my favorite place to eat at

Posted by: nikki at August 2, 2010 6:10 PM

the six dollar jalapeno burger is the bom goood love it the whay thay put it to gether juust happyinss.

Posted by: elizabeth .r. at October 13, 2010 4:59 PM
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