I ate a lot of burgers when I was in the United States (Oops!). Fast food burgers, I mean. Don’t really have a choice to be honest. I was on work hours on weekdays, lunch needs to be fast, so I can hardly go to the restaurants for lunch. It was either Panda Express (crappy Americanized Chinese zhap fan (mixed rice)), Subway, or burgers.
Where do you suppose I had my burgers? McD? No, no no no… I had McD like… once, out of my so many trips to the States. And that was because I wanted to compare between that, and the other fast food chain that I frequent. After comparison is made, I never went back.
How should I put this? McD in the United States, apart from having some bacon options, is exactly like McD in Malaysia, portion wise, and ingredients wise. And that’s very pathetic for US standards. And I’m someone who idolizes Barney Stinson. I don’t do pathetic, I do awesome! So, I don’t have my burgers in McD. I have my burgers in this fast food joint: Carl’s Jr.
I think they now have outlets in KL and Singapore, in fact I tried the ones in Pavilion KL and Changi Airport in Singapore, they were just… not the same compared to what I had in Loveland. I think their ingredients’ source and quality are different. The meat quality is probably very different. The prices are most definitely very different. Carl’s Jr in KL is like the atas (premium) fast food joint. In the US, they are priced in the same range as McD…
Anyway, let’s get back to what I had in Carl’s Jr Loveland. First thing I want to show you is their soft drinks. I mean, the cup for their soft drinks.
That is a camera pouch standing right next to the cup. The cup is almost twice the height of a compact camera. And this is a Regular sized cup. It is not a Large sized cup. Do they serve their soft drinks in these big ass cups in their KL outlets? I don’t remember.
I also loved the cheeky messages that they print on the cups.
Absolutely spot on, isn’t it, this message?
Next, I want to show you their fries. You can have normal option fries, or you can pay a bit more for a special.
Carl’s Jr Chili Cheese Fries actually reminds me of that Canadian special dish, poutine. But of course, this one is way sloppier. I’m pretty sure they didn’t have this when I had my lunch at Carl’s Jr Pavilion KL. Do they have it now?
Finally, the burgers…
Although I do eat beef when in the US, I generally still avoid them as much as I can. I had a beef burger there once, but after that, I ended up sticking to their chicken sandwiches. This one here is their Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, with bacon.
Do not be deceived by how dry that piece of chicken meat looked. It is only an optical illusion that will be broken the moment you bite into it. But then what I really want you to see is how thick their burger bun is, and how that piece of chicken is even thicker than their bun! This was the single reason why I was not too impressed with their outlets in KL and Singapore…
Gawd… I miss a good Carl’s Jr burger now…. 🙁