Carl’s Jr. is a very fine fast-food establishment but one that very infrequently, if ever, enters into my thought processes when deciding on where to score some fast and easy burgers, mostly because the one that is closest to my house is a great place for getting accosted and stabbed in the parking lot and the inside really isn’t all that better. Let’s just say that if I was kidnapped and held hostage there, Snake Plissken would probably have to be sent in to find me.
So seeing as how I’m not ready to meet my maker as of yet, I tend to frequently miss out on their Superstar meals and All-Star deals. So when I decided to write up these new Carl’s Jr. Charbroiled Sliders, know that I not only did so taking my life (and my stomach) in my own hands, but also filled with the knowledge it could be my last meal. The things I’ll do for The Impulsive Buy.
That being said, after stuffing a few phone books down my pants, prison-style, any type of mild assault would have been absolutely worth the scars because these Charbroiled Sliders are simply to die for.
Above and beyond the culinary erectile dysfunction that is the McDonald’s tired $1 cheeseburger, Carl’s Jr’s $1 Charbroiled Slider is a true revolutionary moment in time for budgetary eaters. It featuring an overgrown slider-style burger that is practically comparable in size to anything on most value menus, but with the much-needed addition of an obviously high-quality slab of beef – charred to sweaty perfection, natch — on a thick and toasty sturdy bun, and then double-downed with pickles, onions, and American cheese.
It’s even boxed like a White Castle just to rub salt in the wound because if you’ve ever had a White Castle slider, you know it really ain’t all that. If Carl’s could appropriate a Crave Case while they’re at it, then I’d be all set for the weekend.
In addition to the single Charbroiled Slider, Jr’s is also offering these minor meaty miracles in double and triple options that have to be eaten to be believed. The $1.50 Double Charbroiled Slider is more of the same, but with twice the meat and twice the cheese and twice the value of a McDouble or Double Stack, at least in girth and the self-confidence in how to use it.
Finally, for a mere two bucks, we have the greasy goliath that is the Triple Charbroiled Slider, but don’t let the name fool you: this towering inferno is a home run in all respects. Tripling the meat and cheese and clogs in my arteries, you have to practically unhinge your jaw to bite into the meaty mound of vaunted value that we’ve got here.
Once again, this tempting trio is ridiculously available only for a limited time and I can see why: Carl’s has got to be taking a monetary hit on these babies, right? Either way, as long as they’re available, might as well make their financial loss your weight gain, champ, and order a bag or two. ¡Cómpralo ya!
(Nutrition Facts – (single only) – 230 calories, 100 calories from fat, 11 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 410 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 1 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 11 grams of protein.)
Purchased Price: $1.00
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: Insanely cheap. High-quality meat. Charbroiled flavor. Surprisingly huge.
Cons: Limited-time only. No Crave Case option.
9 thoughts to “REVIEW: Carl’s Jr. Charbroiled Sliders”
I see Hardees also has these in the eastern US. I avoid Hardees because their buns have that weird pure-sugar taste. Do these?
I didn’t think so when I had the triple slider a week ago at Carl’s Jr.
Carl’s jr and Hardees are the same resturant. So yes.
Same owners but not the exact same food. Carl’s Jr often uses different buns. Remember the Jalapeño Double Cheeseburger from last summer? The Carl’s Jr version came with pepper jack cheese on a plain bun. The Hardee’s version came on a sesame seed bun and used swiss cheese.
Happy hour 2pm to 5pm the double slider for $1 save 50cents
I finally got around to trying one today. It was definitely more satisfying than a White Castle/Krystal burger but that bun was so freaking sweet. I love a good sweet bun, but that just ruined everything I expected.
This dude is an idiot! I just had my first $1 slider….sucks….point…blank…period….! I have never been a fan of hardee’s or Carl’s jr…..dont get me wrong the food isn’t bad but the price is always insane. If these were 2 for $1 sliders I would complain but I think they have more money on the damn box than they do in the burger!
Yea i agree but i decided to buy singles n doubles and the doublebos much better than the single but not worth the price..they should be 2 for $1
I stumbled upon these sliders for the first time yesterday and ordered a single. I thought it was delicious!!! There is no comparison between this cheeseburger and McDonalds. So disappointed that apparently, these burgers are not going to be around long termed…but then I don’t know how they could continue to make them for $1.00
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