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 along 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) using a buttery garlic herb spread, parmesan crisps, and caramelized onions. Whoever chose to add parm crisps AND a slice of cheese, a chef’s kiss for you.
Also new to menus nationwide: the Cheesy Garlic Fries. Following in the footsteps of fast food brands like McDonald’s and Taco Bell, Hardee’s is bringing a new kind of cheesy fries to the masses. Their rendition is topped with a garlic butter sauce and cheese and can be added to any combo for less than a dollar. Hardee’s menu includes 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 clear if they’ll be included to people menus, too. More good-to-know details: Both merchandise is limited-time offerings and their prices may vary slightly by location. The burger starts at $5.29.
The partnership marks Hardee’s first-ever influencer team-up, and can call for kid’s meals that come including four exclusive toys from Ryan’s expansive product brand, Ryan’s World. Later over the 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 properties of 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 years back, but the company has since noticed a rise in families eating at fast-food chains, citing recent reports.
As an element of his partnership with hardees burger, Ryan will even showcase the 4 exclusive toys on his massive YouTube channel. The things (see below) include: a mystery egg with a puzzle inside, a Ryan figurine, a water toy, and fuzwov rolling panda. The Star Pals meals, launching next week, includes chicken tenders or a burger, a side of applesauce, along with a milk beverage – starting at $3.99.
“This partnership with CKE is an ideal extension of Ryan’s World, the amazing character universe produced by Ryan along with his family,” said Edwina Cumberbatch, Pocket.watch’s manager of sales and co-promotion.