Carl’s Jr. Gives Us the Gift of the Mashed Potato Burger


The mashed potato burger may be Thanksgiving's glory in a bun, but are the 900 calories worth it?

At Carl’s Jr., Thanksgiving leftovers aren’t a gluttonous phenomenon that happens once a year. Meet the Mashers: new chicken sandwiches and burgers topped with mashed potatoes, brown truffle gravy, and crispy onion strings that are currently being tested by Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants in Southern California. If all goes well, the carb-friendly sandwich could spread to the chains’ other locations, according to USA Today.

"It's an indulgent, decadent way to eat a burger or chicken sandwich," said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer for Carl's and Hardee's, in a statement. "We're always trying to think of innovative things to put on a burger that others haven't done.”

The Big Chicken Masher weighs in at 900 calories, 47 grams of fat, and costs $4.49 (that’s as much as a Burger King Double Whopper). The Burger Masher ThickBurger costs $4.99, is 790 calories, and 42 grams of fat (140 calories more than Taco Bell’s Quesarito).

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi