The Doritos Locos taco shell at Taco Bell has done so much business that of course other fast food purveyors would be tempted to try to replicate its success, and now Carl’s Jr. is reportedly dipping a toe in those waters by testing a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Thickburger at select locations.
According to Foodbeast, an ad for the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Thickburger has been spotted at a few locations in Los Angeles. The photo has been traveling around Instagram, and judging from the food in the picture, the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Thickburger is one of Carl’s Jr.’s signature Thickburgers with lettuce, tomato, and a slice of pepper Jack cheese. On top of that, it is crowned with a handful of spicy Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and a generous serving of Cheddar cheese sauce, which is probably necessary to keep the Cheetos on top of the burger.
The burger is covered in a handful of bright red Cheetos, and it seems custom made for posting to Instagram, but it has not yet been spotted outside of Los Angeles. Considering the success of this type of quick-service/vending machine fusion cuisine, it seems like only a matter of time before it is occupying pride of place on Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s menus and Instagram feeds nationwide.