Review: The Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger from Hardee’s
Today was a hard day at work. A typical return from time off, it seems the gods of fate were actively enforcing Murphy’s Law. A friend of mine and I like to joke on days like this that we’re “Eating our feelings” because we’re hopelessly addicted to fast food and the like. I decided to go out for lunch because I had a lot of feelings and I was serious about eating them. It’s no secret I love Thickburgers and at Hardee’s you can “EAT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.” So I did… the Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger.
Hardee’s describes their Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger like this:
Thinly sliced Steak with melted Swiss and grilled Peppers ‘n Onions all on top of our 1/3lb. Thickburger® with cheese, served on a Fresh Baked Bun.
I had a glorious little 2 for 1 coupon so of course I got two burgers. Please don’t judge me. I needed a pick-me-up and this lunch was just that. $3.69 was the price for the 1/3 pounder.
First off, the new buns are awesome and are true to their name. The bun was exceedingly fresh, with a light buttery taste on the crust and a slight sweetness inside. The steak was indeed thinly sliced and was so tasty I had to stop and savor it. Juicy and packed with a delectable flavor, I instantly fell in love.
As a Philly cheese steak enthusiast I was skeptical but Hardee’s came through for me. Some places have fatty meat in their Phillies. Sometimes the meat will be tough and/or greasy. None of that unappetizing crap here. The grilled peppers and onions complemented the savory steak perfectly and the almost gooey melted Swiss added just the right amount of cheesy goodness. The burger patty was wonderfully delicious as always, thoroughly cooked and well-seasoned. Of course it was.
Hardee’s Thickburgers are normally a little expensive for my taste because I’m kind of cheap and I have to grub on a budget, but even without the coupon I would consider this a good buy. I would also buy it again. And again. I can actually see this burger becoming a permanent addition to the Hardee’s menu. The high quality of the ingredients combined with how well the flavors blended together earned this burger a special place in my heart (and arteries). I highly recommend the Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger, and for once I’m unable to suggest any additions or substitutions to improve the sandwich. That says it all, doesn’t it?
Pros: All of it. I loved this burger.
Cons: Thickburgers can get pricey.
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 8.25/10
More Info: http://www.hardees.com
Serving Size: 312 grams
Calories - 920 calories
Fat - 60 grams
Saturated Fat - 19 grams
Cholesterol - 130 milligrams
Sodium - 1720 milligrams
Carbs - 51 grams
Dietary Fiber - 2 grams
Sugars - 11 grams
Protein - 40 grams