Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s has always served theater as well as burgers. Rather than “Me Too” menu items, it delights in creating “It’s What?” foods. So it comes as no surprise that the duo is playing with the idea of serving breakfast sandwiches like no one else’s.
As reported by Foodbeast, Carl’s Jr. has not one but two unusual breakfast sandwiches in test in Southern California. The Fresh Baked Cornbread Breakfast Sandwich puts egg, sausage (or ham or bacon) and cheese between two cornbread muffin tops for $2.99.
Need stranger? The Fresh Baked Blueberry Muffin Breakfast Sandwich uses two blueberry muffin tops as buns/biscuits, holding an egg, meat and cheese. It, too, is $2.99. The concept is different but also interesting because Carl’s Jr. is so proud of its scratch-made biscuits (a skill it learned from sibling Hardee’s). Are muffin tops really better than a fresh biscuit? I suppose that’s one question the test will answer.
Carl’s Jr.’s signature breakfast item now is the Monster Biscuit, a pile of ham, cheese, sausage, cheese, egg and bacon in a fresh biscuit. It wandered away from biscuits last summer when it tried the Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Breakfast Sandwich as an LTO. Earlier it gave us the Grilled Pork Chop Biscuit, the Mile High Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit and Double Loaded Omelet Biscuit. At the height of the Cronut craze, it even tested a biscuit/doughnut mashup called “Bisnuts.” Didn’t fly.
As much as cornbread and blueberry muffins may seem out of place on a breakfast sandwich, Hard Rock Cafe’s newest menu creation brings together a trio of naturals. Today through St. Patrick’s Day and on until April 10, Hard Rock is serving a Guinness & Jameson Bacon Cheeseburger paired with a Guinness Stout.
The build is a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with Jameson Irish Whiskey bacon jam, a Guinness Stout cheese sauce, tomatoes and seasoned arugula. Want some appropriately loaded fries with that? The burger comes to the table with the Hard Rock’s seasoned fries but there’s an option to add a topping of Guinness cheese sauce and bacon. Pricing for the burger varies by location, ranging from $14.95 to $17.95.
This is the fifth in Hard Rock’s series of pairings of beers with specially created burgers. Last fall it was the Samuel Adams OctoberFest Schnitzel Burger.