Here's exactly what you're working with, in regards to the wonder that is the Carl's Jr. Most American Thickburger..
This great burger unites three popular American picnic foods together on one bun: a split hot dog and crunchy Lays® Kettle Cooked Potato Chips atop a charbroiled 100 percent Black Angus hamburger patty, along with a slice of American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup and mustard, served on a Fresh Baked Bun.
The chief marketing officer of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Brad Haley, couldn't have summed it up better when he said “Nothing is more American than a summertime cook-out with grilled burgers and hot dogs served with potato chips; three classic American favorites that taste great on their own but we thought they might just taste great together, too.”
As for this burger's mechanics, every ingredient played off of the other perfectly. The Angus patty was incredibly good, and the toppings were super fresh. The fresh baked bun was a great as well, and held up pretty well seeing as it was thrown on the grill to crisp up a bit, as you can see in the picture above. What really kicked the burger into high gear was the hot dog, and of course those crunchy Lays® Kettle Cooked Potato Chips. The chips stayed crispy to the very last bite (something I never experienced with the potato chips of old)
All in all, this was the epitome of fun summer food, and was about as American as you can get in regards to burgers. I truly hope Carl's Jr. keeps this burger around for quite some time, or at the very least.. will bring it back every summer. I highly recommend it, and urge you to try it out. If you do, make sure to go to the Carl's Jr. Website to get a $1.00 off coupon!
A big thanks to Carl's Jr. for reaching out, and facilitating my review by springing for a free burger. Thanks Carl! For more info on their company and other news, check out www.carlsjr.com and make sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram