Industry News | June 27, 2014

Carl's Jr. Now Offering Chorizo Items

Carl’s Jr. turns up the heat on breakfast with two ways to savor spicy Mexican chorizo. The new Made from Scratch Chorizo, Egg & Cheese Biscuit and Chorizo, Egg & Cheese Burrito are now offered at participating Carl’s Jr. restaurants.

The Made from Scratch Chorizo, Egg & Cheese Biscuit features chorizo and egg topped with pepper-Jack cheese and served inside a freshly baked Made from Scratch Buttermilk Biscuit. For those who prefer their breakfast in burrito form, the Chorizo, Egg & Cheese Burrito features chorizo, scrambled eggs, shredded Jack and cheddar cheeses, Hash Round nuggets, and freshly prepared pico de gallo salsa, wrapped together in a flour tortilla.

“Since Carl’s Jr. had its start in Southern California, our guests’ tastes have been strongly influenced by Mexican food, seasoning and spices over the years,” says Brad Haley, chief marketing officer for Carl’s Jr. “So, it made perfect sense for us to use a classic Mexican chorizo sausage in our new breakfast biscuit and burrito. To make our Made from Scratch Chorizo, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, we crumble fresh chorizo into egg and cook them together, then add a slice of spicy pepper-Jack cheese for some extra heat and serve it all inside one of our signature Made from Scratch Buttermilk Biscuits that we prepare by hand and bake fresh inside our restaurants every morning. For fans of breakfast burritos, we roll up the spicy chorizo with scrambled eggs and Hash Round nuggets along with shredded cheese and freshly prepared pico de gallo salsa. Either way you go, the spicy seasoning in the chorizo adds a ton of flavor in every bite.”

The new Made from Scratch Chorizo, Egg & Cheese Biscuit is available for $2.29, the Burrito for $3.49, and each may be ordered in a combo meal with Hash Rounds and choice of drink for $3.79 and $4.99, respectively.

“With summer officially here, we’re also bringing back one of our most popular dessert creations ever, the OREO Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich,” Haley says. “Carl’s Jr. is one of the only hamburger chains to bring in hard-packed tubs of premium vanilla ice cream to make our Hand-Scooped Shakes & Malts, so we’re uniquely able to offer ice cream sandwiches made by hand, too. Our OREO Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich features a scoop of premium vanilla ice cream placed between two large OREO cookie wafers. The pairing of chocolaty OREO cookies and creamy vanilla ice cream makes a yummy snack or dessert all summer long.”

For a limited time, guests can receive a free OREO Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich with the purchase of a Big Chicken Fillet Sandwich Combo at participating restaurants. The ice cream treat may also be ordered separately for $1.49.

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