Carl’s Jr., the popular burger chain, is daring young men to eat its latest creation. And when they eat it, Carl’s Jr. should be able to sell the young men a LOT to drink. That’s because according to FoodBeast, Carl’s Jr.’s new invention can contain up to 2900 milligrams of sodium! Thirsty yet?
Carl Jr.’s new heavyweight entry into the never-ending burger battles is called the Texas BBQ Thickburger, a name it fully justifies. The 1/2 pound patty–you can get 1/4 or 1/3 but that’s for wimps–is immersed in fried onions and jalapenos, spicy sauce, melted cheese and smoked beef brisket. The target is young men ages of 18-34, according to Fox News. (Fox is trying to attract the same demographic! And employing familiar hyperbole to get them: the Fox story says the Thickburger contains 2900 GRAMS of sodium.) And lucky for hungry guys with five bucks–and for future cardiologists’ summer homes–if there’s no Carl’s Jr. nearby, Hardees–Carl’s sister operation–will be offering the Memphis BBQ Thickburger. Same thing pretty much.