Every once in a while, a new menu item of the oh-sh*t-I-need-to-try-that-now variety goes across our paths. Hardee’s Garlic Bread Thickburger absolutely fits that outline, health goals be damned.
Launched together with another garlicky, delicious-sounding menu item that we’ll get to in a second, the burger is originating to hardees menu prices locations nationwide June 19. The 1/3-pound Black Angus beef patty is served on butter-toasted sourdough bread (YUM) having a buttery garlic herb spread, parmesan crisps, and caramelized onions. Whoever chose to add parm crisps Along with a slice of cheese, a chef’s kiss to you personally.
Also new to menus nationwide: the Cheesy Garlic Fries. Following within the footsteps of fast food brands like McDonald’s and Taco Bell, Hardee’s is bringing a brand new sort of cheesy fries to the masses. Their rendition is topped with a garlic butter sauce and cheese and can be added for any combo for as little as a dollar. Hardee’s menu comes with bacon cheddar fries and curly fries, FYI.
The burger and fries were tested at Hardee’s west coast sister brand Carl’s Jr. late this past year, though it’s not yet clear if they’ll be included to those menus, too. More good-to-know details: Both products are limited-time offerings as well as their prices can vary greatly slightly by location. The burger starts at $5.29.
The partnership marks Hardee’s first-ever influencer team-up, and definately will demand kid’s meals which come including four exclusive toys from Ryan’s expansive product brand, Ryan’s World. Later this summer, another children’s channel repped by Ryan’s studio partner, Pocket.watch – HobbyKidsTV, via their newly-formed HobbyKids Aventures entertainment brand – will launch similar toys in Hardee’s and sister chain Carl’s Jr. (Both Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. are belonging to parent company CKE Restaurants).
“Our consumers are digital-first,” Hardee’s director of brand marketing, Jenna Folk, told CNN. She also noted that Hardee’s stopped vending kids’ meals – which it calls Star Pals – eight in the past, but the company has since noticed a rise in families eating at fast-food chains, citing recent surveys.
As an element of his partnership with hardees menu, Ryan will also showcase the four exclusive toys on his massive YouTube channel. The items (see below) include: unknown egg with a puzzle inside, a Ryan figurine, a water toy, and fuzwov rolling panda. The Star Pals meals, launching next week, will include chicken tenders or a burger, a side of applesauce, along with a milk beverage – starting at $3.99.
“This partnership with CKE is a great extension of Ryan’s World, the spectacular character universe produced by Ryan along with his family,” said Edwina Cumberbatch, Pocket.watch’s manager of sales and co-promotion.