Carl’s Jr. is taking a page from a gastropub menu. The new Bacon Truffle Angus Burger is calling all foodies with its taste of decadence.
Bacon Truffle Angus Burger is newest menu item to join the Carl’s Jr. line-up. Just the name alone isn’t typical of a fast food restaurant, but Carl’s Jr. is never typical. Are you prepared for this decadent deliciousness?
Truffles are considered an indulgent, elevated ingredient. Over the years, truffle burgers and fries have made their way to gastropub menus. With the earthy, robust aroma enticing every bite, this flavor combination has become a foodie favorite.
Carl’s Jr. is known for bringing bold, unexpected flavors to its menu. Whether it is adding the Beyond Burger or upping its coffee game, the brand never wants to be stagnant. By branching out into a traditionally foodie ingredient shows the food lines are starting to be blurred.
The two new Carl’s Jr. menu items are the Bacon Truffle Angus Burger and Bacon Truffle Fries. Both menu items feature a “decadent truffle-infused white cheddar sauce.” In addition to the truffle sauce, the burger has “two-slices of Applewood smoked bacon, crispy onion strings, Swiss cheese, caramelized onions and mayonnaise on a premium bun.”
Bacon truffle fries from Carl’s Jr. photo provided by Carl’s Jr.
This burger description is definitely unexpected from a fast food restaurant. The combination of flavors and textures are normally found in more extravagant restaurants. Bringing these flavors to a bigger audience shows that guests don’t want that plain, boring burger anymore. They want, and will get, more from that quick service restaurant.
Adding a truffle sauce to a burger or fries should bring an earthy, bold aroma and taste. While this sauce should offer the essence of the flavor, it should be approachable to a broader audience. In a way, it is a great way for more people to expand their flavor choices.
For anyone who is unsure about these new menu items, think about the truffle sauce this way. A truffle is similar to a mushroom. If you like mushrooms, you will adore truffles because they offer a bolder flavor.
Additionally, it is interesting that Carl’s Jr. is adding the Bacon Truffle Fries. Many fast food companies are focusing on fries. While these dishes are often sides, the portions and flavor combinations make them almost like a meal. Personally, the Bacon Truffle Fries could definitely be a great choice for lunch.
The two new menu items, the Bacon Truffle Angus Burger and Bacon Truffle Fries are rolling to locations now. The burger starts at $5.99 and the fries start at $2.79, but prices may vary.
Are you tempted by these new Carl’s Jr. menu items? Is that your stomach growling?