Carl's Jr. and Hardee's

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Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Launch Bacon Burger and More

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, the sister restaurant chains best known for their creative burger offerings, have launched the new Bacon 3-Way Burger, available at participating restaurants nationwide.

Served on a brioche-style bun, the Bacon 3-Way Thickburger comes piled high with lettuce, tomato, American cheese, and three types of bacon, on top of a juicy one-third pound, charbroiled 100 percent Black Angus beef patty. In addition to featuring two traditional bacon ingredients, thick-cut, Applewood-smoked bacon strips and crumbled bacon, the Bacon 3-Way Burger will introduce another fast food first: bacon jam, which combines bacon pieces, balsamic vinegar, caramelized onions, and molasses to create a game-changing new condiment.

“There’s no question that bacon has become one of the most popular and beloved food items in America, not only found on menus everywhere in its traditional strip form, but it’s showing up in new ways all the time,” says Brad Haley, chief marketing officer for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. “At Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, we pride ourselves on our ability to bring things to fast food consumers that they previously could only get at sit-down restaurants for a lot more money, which led us to the Bacon 3-Way Burger. Sure, the Bacon 3-Way Burger has plenty of bacon in the form of thick-cut, Applewood-smoked bacon strips and crumbled bacon, but the real star is the bacon jam, which is starting to show up on fine-dining and casual-dining menus across the country. It’s a little sweet, a little savory, and a lot bacon-y, so what’s not to love?”