Carl's Jr.

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    October 23, 2014
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    July 23, 2013

    The Original Hamburger Stand is the place to go for food-pocalypse

    With fast-food burger-giants like McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and Carl's Jr. hogging so much attention, chains like The Original Hamburger Stand are often shrugged off or ignored altogether -- even when paired with Tastee-Freez. I was definitely guilty of driving by -- until I saw a banner outs ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013
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    April 2, 2013

    Burger King's spring menu: "Game-changing" turkey burger scores a few points

    I am always skeptical when anyone calls anything unrelated to sports a "game changer." And when the allegedly "game-changing" item is a turkey burger at Burger King, my eyebrow hits my hairline. I caught this description in a random Internet story about how, with its spring menu rollout, BK became t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Five chain restaurants that should be locked up in chains

    Denny's "Baconalia" is back, completely and utterly ruining one of my favorite foods, and again offering a hideous reminder of all the chain restaurant meals I wish I'd never eaten. There are plenty of decent, good and even great restaurant chains that serve up above-average food for reasonable pric ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Five best marijuana meals for a real Rocky Mountain high

    With the passage of Amendment 64 -- which legalizes recreational marijuana in the state of Colorado -- I know I'm not the only one looking forward to the vast array and variety of weed-infused edibles that one day we'll be able to prepare at home -- and maybe even order. Will we see a green-light sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Free sausage biscuits at Carl's Jr. this morning!

    Remember Hardee's -- the fast-food stop with the oft-touted "Made from Scratch Biscuits?" It's okay if you don't, since Hardee's restaurants have yet to penetrate Colorado or the states to the west of us, so we only have Hardee's sloppy sibling, Carl's Jr., to pimp out Hardee's biscuits. And lucky f ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Five worst food and beverage slogans ever

    Clever, market-savvy purveyors of food and drink have spent some serious Cheddar on making sure that we, the consuming public, buy whatever they are peddling. Sometimes their efforts work like Lucky Charms, and other times the slogans are so bad that people will go out of their way to avoid the poor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Burger King's new menu plays catch-up -- and kung pao -- with McDonald's

    Burger King issued a battle cry yesterday. In order to help boost its sluggish sales -- the chain has slipped to third, behind McDonald's and Wendy's -- the company rolled out the heavy artillery: ten new menu items, including specialty salads, chicken snack wraps, smoothies, flavored frozen coffee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Pho 4 U opening in the chain-ganged River Point at Sheridan

    Yesterday, while driving down Hampden, I noticed a sign for a forthcoming Texas Roadhouse, just one of many chains that gang the River Point at Sheridan, a mega-mall sprawl at Hampden and Santa Fe that gives shoppers at Super Target and Costco the opportunity to chow at Chili's, Subway, Panera Bread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    The ten worst fast-food ad campaigns

    Some fast-food ad campaigns work because they're funny -- like the Taco Bell Chihuahua ads from the early '90s, or the more current examples from Jack-in-the-Box, which invite us to send our respects to the fallen Jack (he was hit by a bus on Super Bowl Sunday). Other ads work because they're creepy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    My Milkshake Brings All the Boys to the Yard

    I love cereal, I love milkshakes. So when Carl's Jr. introduced their new Cap'n Crunch Milkshake, I was immediately putty in their hands. Or I should say I wanted to be putty. The trouble was twofold: 1) I don't much frequent Carl's Jr. and 2) I accidentally caught a glimpse of the nutritional in ... More >>

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    February 22, 2007

    Don't Fence Me In

    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales walked the buttoned-down halls of the U.S. Penitentiary Administrative Maximum in Florence yesterday, then announced that all was super at the federal supermax. No need for more staff or monitoring at the high-tech prison, a repository of terrorists and superfiends. ... More >>