Carl’s Jr. is an American fast-food restaurant that has franchises in South and North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Carl’s Jr.’s menu includes a wide variety of burgers, chicken tenders, sandwiches, sides, and other food items.
In the table below you will find the latest Carl’s Jr. menu prices.
Combos Include Small Hash Rounds & Small Coffee
|Loaded Omelet Biscuit||$3.99|
|Loaded Omelet Biscuit – Combo||$5.99|
|Bacon Egg & Cheese||$3.79|
|Bacon Egg & Cheese -Combo||$5.79|
|Sausage & Egg||$3.69|
|Sausage & Egg – Combo||$5.69|
|Monster Biscuit – Combo||$6.99|
|Biscuit ‘N’ Gravy||$3.19|
|Biscuit ‘N’ Gravy – Combo||$5.29|
|Country-Fried Steak Biscuit||$3.89|
|Country-Fried Steak Biscuit – Combo||$5.49|
|Chicken Fillet – Combo||$6.69|
|Loaded Breakfast Burrito||$4.59|
|Loaded Breakfast Burrito – Combo||$6.29|
|Sunrise Croissant – Combo||$5.99|
|Frisco Breakfast Sandwich||$4.59|
|Frisco Breakfast Sandwich – Combo||$6.69|
|Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Breakfast Sandwich (Limited Time)||$4.59|
|Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Breakfast Sandwich – Combo (Limited Time)||$6.69|
|Bacon Swiss Chicken Biscuit (Limited Time)||$4.89|
|Bacon Swiss Chicken Biscuit – Combo (Limited Time)||$6.99|
|Bacon Swiss Chicken & Egg Biscuit (Limited Time)||$5.39|
|Bacon Swiss Chicken & Egg Biscuit – Combo (Limited Time)||$7.49|
|Grilled Pork Chop, Egg & Cheese Biscuit (Limited Time)||$4.99|
|Grilled Pork Chop, Egg & Cheese Biscuit – Combo (Limited Time)||$6.89|
|Hardee Breakfast Platter||$4.99|
|Sausage Biscuit||1 Pc.||$2.99|
|Sausage Biscuit||2 Pc.||$3.59|
|Cinnamon ‘N’ Raisin Biscuit||1 Pc.||$2.19|
|Cinnamon ‘N’ Raisin Biscuit||2 Pc.||$2.89|
|Cinnamon ‘N’ Raisin Biscuit||6 Pc.||$3.99|
|Country-Fried Steak Biscuits (Limited Time)||2 Pc.||$4.79|
|Sunrise Croissant Sandwiches (Limited Time)||2 Pc.||$4.99|
$5.55 Big Bag
Any 2 with Small Fries, Drink, & Apple Turnover
|Spicy Chicken Sandwich||$5.55|
|Hot Ham ‘N’ Cheese||$5.55|
Combo Includes Small French Fries and Small Drink
|Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders||3 Pc.||$4.99|
|Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders – Combo||3 Pc.||$7.79|
|Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders||5 Pc.||$6.89|
|Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders – Combo||5 Pc.||$9.79|
|Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders Box||10 Pc.||$11.89|
|Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders Box||15 Pc.||$16.99|
|Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders Box||20 Pc.||$20.99|
|Big Chicken Fillet Sandwich||$5.69|
|Big Chicken Fillet Sandwich – Combo||$8.29|
Combo Includes Small French Fries and Small Drink
|1/3 lb. Cheeseburger||$5.39|
|1/3 lb. Cheeseburger – Combo||$7.89|
|1/2 lb. Cheeseburger||$6.69|
|1/2 lb. Cheeseburger – Combo||$9.29|
|1/3 lb. Original Thickburger||$5.79|
|1/3 lb. Original Thickburger – Combo||$8.39|
|1/2 lb. Original Thickburger||$6.89|
|1/2 lb. Original Thickburger – Combo||$9.99|
|1/3 lb. Mushroom & Swiss Thickburger||$5.89|
|1/3 lb. Mushroom & Swiss Thickburger – Combo||$8.49|
|1/2 lb. Mushroom & Swiss Thickburger||$7.39|
|1/2 lb. Mushroom & Swiss Thickburger – Combo||$9.99|
|1/3 lb. Bacon Cheese Thickburger||$6.49|
|1/3 lb. Bacon Cheese Thickburger – Combo||$8.99|
|1/2 lb. Bacon Cheese Thickburger||$7.79|
|1/2 lb. Bacon Cheese Thickburger – Combo||$10.39|
|1/3 lb. Frisco Thickburger||$6.49|
|1/3 lb. Frisco Thickburger – Combo||$8.99|
|1/2 lb. Frisco Thickburger||$7.49|
|1/2 lb. Frisco Thickburger – Combo||$9.99|
|2/3 lb. Monster Thickburger||$8.59|
|2/3 lb. Monster Thickburger – Combo||$11.19|
|1/4 lb. Little Thick Cheeseburger||$3.79|
|1/4 lb. Little Thick Cheeseburger – Combo||$6.39|
|1/4 lb. Little Thickburger||$4.19|
|1/4 lb. Little Thickburger – Combo||$6.89|
|Beer-Battered COD Fish Sandwich||$4.69|
|Beer-Battered COD Fish Sandwich – Combo||$6.99|
|Charbroiled Chicken Club||$6.29|
|Charbroiled Chicken Club – Combo||$8.99|
|Big Hot Ham ‘n’ Cheese||$5.49|
|Big Hot Ham ‘n’ Cheese – Combo||$7.99|
|1/3 lb. Tex Mex Thickburger (Limited Time)||$7.49|
|1/3 lb. Tex Mex Thickburger – Combo (Limited Time)||$9.99|
|1/2 lb. Tex Mex Thickburger (Limited Time)||$8.69|
|1/2 lb. Tex Mex Thickburger – Combo (Limited Time)||$11.29|
|Single All-Natural Burger||$5.99|
|Single All-Natural Burger – Combo||$8.69|
|Double All-Natural Burger||$8.99|
|Double All-Natural Burger – Combo||$11.89|
|Upgrade to Medium Combo||$0.79|
|Upgrade to Large Combo||$1.29|
Red Burrito Meals
Combo Includes Beans, Chips & Salsa, and Small Drink
|Make It Combo||$2.99|
|Red Chicken Burrito||$6.29|
|Red Beef Burrito||$6.29|
|Chicken Grilled Burrito||$4.99|
|Beef Grilled Burrito||$4.99|
|Bean, Rice & Cheese Burrito||$4.39|
|Chicken Soft Taco||$1.99|
|Southwest Chicken Taco||$2.39|
|Beef Taco||5 – Pack||$6.49|
|Super Nachos (Beef or Chicken)||$4.29|
|Taco Salad (Beef or Chicken)||Mini||$2.29|
|Taco Salad (Beef or Chicken)||Regular||$6.99|
|Chicken Taquitos||3 Pc.||$3.99|
|Chicken Taquitos||5 Pc.||$4.99|
|Beans or Rice||$1.29|
|Chips & Salsa||$1.99|
|BBQ Chicken Sandwich||$5.79|
|Beer Battered Onion Rings||$2.69|
|Jalapeno Poppers (Limited Time)||6 Pc.||$3.29|
|Chocolate Chip Cookie||1 Pc.||$1.29|
|Ice Cream Shakes & Malts (Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry)||$4.29|
The history of Carl’s Jr. restaurant starts back in 1941 in Los Angeles when Carl Karcher, who was a truck driver at that time and his wife Margaret bought a hot dog cart. In the beginning, they were selling tamales, hot dogs, and chili dogs for around $2 each, and soda for around $1.
Their food items were very tasty and so they became popular among customers and just in a few years Margaret and her husband owned and managed four hot dog stands in Los Angeles.
The first full-service Carl’s Jr. restaurant was opened in 1945, in Anaheim, California at 1180 N. Palm St. and it was named Carl’s Drive-In Barbecue. The hamburgers were added for the first time on the menu in 1946.
The first two Carl’s Jr. restaurants were opened in 1956 in Brea and Anaheim. These two were named Carl’s Jr. because they were the smaller version of the first Carl’s Drive-In Barbecue restaurant.
There were four Carl’s Jr. restaurants in Orange County, California by the end of the 1950s. Also, at that time the company had a new supervisor, Carl’s younger brother, Donald F. Karcher.
There were more than 100 Carl’s Jr. restaurants in Southern California by the year 1975. The first out-of-state location was opened in 1979 in Las Vegas.
Carl Karcher Enterprises, the owner of Carl’s Jr. restaurants, became a publicly held company in 1981 when it had 300 locations in operation. Three years later, in 1984, Carl’s Jr. was franchised for the first time.
Nowadays, there are around 3,665 company-operated or franchised Carl’s Jr. restaurants located in 44 states in America and in 39 foreign countries such as Vietnam, Australia, Turkey, Belarus, Thailand, Bolivia, Spain, Brazil, New Zealand, Dominican Republic, India, France, Mexico, Honduras, China, Canada, Japan, Panama, and Costa Rica, to name a few.
Carl’s Jr.’s menu includes mainly American fast-food items and they do not serve anything out of the ordinary because they focus on good quality meals and this is what made them successful.
You should expect to pay anywhere between $7.5 and $12 for a Carl’s Jr. charbroiled burger. All of the combos will include a small drink and a small portion of fries. As for the dipping sauces you can choose between Buttermilk Ranch, Honey Mustard, Sweet & Bold BBQ, and Spicy Buffalo. Sides cost anywhere between $3 and $5 and include fried zucchini, natural-cut fries, onion rings, jalapeno poppers, and Criss cut fries.
Carl’s Jr. All-Star Meals are served along with a fresh-baked cookie, a drink, and fries. These cost $6 to $8 and include the Triple Cheeseburger & Spicy Chicken Sandwich, the Fiery Chicken Sandwich, the Double Cheeseburger & Spicy Chicken Sandwich, and the 3-Piece Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders.
Carl’s Jr. also offers a breakfast menu that includes breakfast burgers, eggs and cheese biscuits, sausages, grilled cheese sandwiches, hash rounds, burritos, and coffee. Expect to spend anywhere between $6 and $12 on breakfast.
According to the customers, the service here is great. However, the number of employees is not enough to serve the great number of clients that come to eat here.
If you want to eat something from Carl’s Jr., but don’t feel like going out, you can place your order via Door Dash and they will deliver it to your door. Moreover, new users can get free delivery deals.
Carl’s Jr. FAQs
At what time does Carl’s Jr. open?
Carl’s Jr. opens between 06:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. every day, depending on the location and the day of the week. It is recommended to verify the schedule of the restaurant you are interested in on their official website.
At what time does Carl’s Jr. close?
Depending on the day of the week and location, Carl’s Jr. closes between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. To know for sure which are the operating hours of the restaurant you are interested in, please check their official website.
Does Carl’s Jr. use grass-fed beef to prepare the burgers?
Carl’s Jr. uses beef from grass-fed, free-range cattle, which is imported from Australia.
Does Carl’s Jr. use real chicken?
Yes, Carl’s Jr. uses an all-natural chicken breast fillet, with no artificial additives or preservatives to prepare its dishes.
Why is Carl’s Jr. called Hardee’s?
Often Carl’s Jr. is called Hardee’s because these two are owned by the same parent company. In 1997, when CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. purchased Hardee’s it decided to co-brand these two fast-food franchises. Though, in 2018, CKE took the decision to separate the two brands because they attracted different types of customers.