Every once in awhile, a new menu item of the oh-sh*t-I-need-to-try-that-now variety crosses our paths. Hardee’s Garlic Bread Thickburger absolutely fits that description, health goals be damned.
Launched along with another garlicky, delicious-sounding menu item that we’ll be able to in a second, the burger is arriving 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 made a decision to add parm crisps AND a slice of cheese, a chef’s kiss to you personally.
Also unfamiliar with 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 brand new sort of cheesy fries to the masses. Their rendition is topped with a garlic butter sauce and cheese and can be added for 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 last year, though it’s not clear if they’ll be added to the people menus, too. More good-to-know details: Both items are limited-time offerings along with their prices may vary slightly by location. The burger starts at $5.29.
The partnership marks Hardee’s first-ever influencer team-up, and will call for kid’s meals that can come including four exclusive toys from Ryan’s expansive product brand, Ryan’s World. Later this 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 belonging to parent company CKE Restaurants).
“Our people 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 ago, nevertheless the company has since noticed a rise in families eating at fast-food chains, citing recent reports.
Included in his partnership with hardees, Ryan may also showcase the 4 exclusive toys on his massive YouTube channel. The things (see below) include: unknown egg having a puzzle inside, a Ryan figurine, a water toy, and fuzwov rolling panda. The Star Pals meals, launching next week, includes chicken tenders or even a burger, a side of applesauce, and a milk beverage – starting at $3.99.
“This partnership with CKE is a perfect extension of Ryan’s World, the incredible character universe produced by Ryan along with his family,” said Edwina Cumberbatch, Pocket.watch’s manager of sales and co-promotion.