Carl's Jr. has low-key dropped a Garlic Bread Thickburger on some select menus in Southern California as part of a new garlic-themed lineup the chain appears to be testing.
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Foodbeast Elie Ayrouth spotted the burger at a Carl's Jr. location in Orange, CA. The Garlic Bread Thickburger is part of a garlic-centric menu that also includes Cheesy Garlic Fries. It can be made as a single, double, or 1/3-pound option, and comes loaded with "Garlic Crisps," tomato, Swiss cheese, mayo, and grilled onions.
The bread used on the burger is similar to the sourdough bread topping other sandwiches on the menu, but comes brushed with what appears to be a garlic butter on top. A unique addition is the "Garlic Crisps," which taste like they are made out of Parmesan cheese and add a nutty, savory note to the burger.
The Cheesy Garlic Fries are dusted with a garlic powder and topped with a simple shredded cheese blend. They cost $3.49 for an order, while the burger's pricing starts at about $4.45 for a single, with the double burger combo (with standard fries and a drink) costing about $6.95.
Both the fries and the burger appear to be a Carl's Jr. test in the Southern California region, with at least two other locations confirmed to be selling both. We've also reached out to the Carl's team to see where else the burgers are being sold and for how long, but they did not immediately respond for comment.