Burger Hunt – Carl’s Jr.: Richardson
I had tried Carl’s Jr. in Phoenix about 8 years ago and recall not being overly impressed. In contrast, I had In-N-Out on that same trip and really enjoyed that experience. Carl’s Jr. has come to the Dallas area in the last few months and I tried the one in Richardson on Campbell, near highway 75 (Central). I went with the Steakhouse Six Dollar Burger. It comes with A1 steak sauce, mayo, crumbled blue cheese, crispy onion strings, Swiss cheese, lettuce, and tomato. I was sorely disappointed in the results. Just a heads up: this burger is charbroiled, which naturally reminded me of Burger King (not a good thing). This sandwich was DROWNED in mayo. Keep in mind that I could not even tell it had mayo from the picture on the menu and the fact that I do not even like mayo. I scraped off as much as I could, but it was infused in everything. Between the charbroiled “burned” taste and mayo, I was reminded of my negative experience all afternoon. The fries were also decidedly mediocre, but at least not soggy, nor burned. Aside from the mayo, the ingredients sounded like a win. The combination and reality, however, was a fail. I am unlikely to go back, unless it is for something other than a burger. I give it 1 out of 5 stars.
~ Sean Martin
Burger Hunt Corespondent