Food News: Philly Cheesesteak Burger from Carl’s Jr.

For $3.49 you can get the best of both… a taste of a cheeseburger and a taste of a Philly cheesesteak.  Introducing the Philly Cheesesteak Burger from Carl’s Jr. Nutrition Info: 750 calories, 45g fat, 16g saturated fat, 105mg cholesterol, 1420mg sodium, 52g carbs, 3g fiber, 9g sugars, 39g protein.

Juicy steak, with sautéed green bell peppers and onions, and melted American and Swiss cheeses, all piled on top of a charbroiled beef patty and served between a seeded bun.

And check out these sweet promo stop-motion videos

23 comments on “Food News: Philly Cheesesteak Burger from Carl’s Jr.

  1. Marvo says:

    Aw, man.

    I was really hoping they would roll out the Footlong Burger. Maybe next month.

  2. skippymom says:

    Why does anyone need two sandwiches in one. This perplexes me. Isn’t a hamburger or a steak sandwich alone good enough?

    And everyone wonders why we have an obesity problem in the US.


    • Peter says:

      This is an erroneous comment, implying that this sandwich is more unhealthy than any other burger. This is not really any different than a double cheeseburger, both in substance and in nutritional content. Two layers of beef, two pieces of cheese, and vegetables on top.

  3. Raiders757 says:

    I could swear Hardee’s did this same promotion a few years ago. I agree with Skippymom. What’s the point? Cheesesteaks are a sacred thing. The bastardization the U.S. has put it through over the past two decades is inexcusable. Even worse, is asking for a cheesesteak at your local sub shop, and having to tell them to take the mushrooms, mayo, and peppers off. A “cheesesteak” is meat and cheese, with, or without, onions. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Someone from Philly warned me one time, and they were correct. Never get a cheesesteak from a place that puts the word “Philly” in front of it. More often than not, it’ll be crap.

    @ Marvo: We have a local mom & pop sub shop near me that has a foot long burger. It’s rather tasty as well, but way too much for one person.

    • Marvo says:

      If I ever eat it, I shall channel the digestive system of Joey Chestnut so that I can eat it all. Oh wait, I’m Japanese. I’d have to channel the digestive system of Takeru Kobayashi.

  4. J Taj Bozeman says:

    I always thought Hardees Philly Cheesesteak thickburger was fantastic.

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    i would like you taste food of my country (Spain)

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  6. Jessica Leigh says:

    Hardee’s had this less than a year ago and it disgusted me. I saw one person eating it one time and he said it was sort of strange and ended up taking one piece of bread off to eat with the philly steak by itself. I just can’t stomach two different types of beef on one sandwich.

  7. Fran says:

    That’s a hell of a lot of cow O_O! I have made my own cheese-steak subs and although I can only take so much cheesy steak goodness before I get a bit nauseated, this may be a bit overkill for me. There was a time where I would probably have jumped to the occasion to try this anyway, but binging on fast food while I was working at the airport really screwed up my digestion to where the mere smell of fast food makes me run to the water closet. This doesn’t happen though when I prepare my own or eat a burger at our nearby saloon. I definitely would love to try an authentic cheese-steak though especially without the burger part.
    Though this is probably pretty unhealthy (as many fast food items often are) it isn’t even really because of the fact that half a cow and it’s udder contents is stuffed between two buns, but it’s mostly because of the fact that pretty much everything (I’m guessing the bun included) is processed. I’m not sure about the hamburger meat, but I’m guessing there is at least some amount of processing involved in that too. Either way, fast food isn’t meant to be a substitution for a proper meal so worrying about how unhealthy it is shouldn’t be an issue, at least in my opinion.

  8. Rachel says:

    I love cheeseburgers and I love cheese steaks, but not together! When I have I great cheese steak I love to savor the taste of the steak, and it seems like the burger meat would ruin that experience. That sandwich just looks like a giant stomach ache to me.

  9. T.J. says:

    Mushrooms are great in a philly cheesesteak, but for whatever reason, peppers don’t work at all.

    Hardees has too many great options for me to mess around with this sandwich though.

  10. Zachary Jacob Zblwski says:

    I’ve had the Hardee’s version in the past, and I approve.

  11. Remingtonh says:

    the calories – dear lord.

  12. Adam Bomb says:

    I don’t get all the food snob hatred toward stuff like this. “It’s not a cheese steak!!!!” OK, so don’t buy it? Same thing with the whole chili with/without pasta debate that gets so many panties in a bunch. Chili is whatever I decide to put in it. Same thing with a cheese steak. If a restaurant wants to put peppers and onions on their sandwich and still call it a cheese steak, show me the lawbook that says they can’t. Just don’t go there and eat what you do like.

    It’s fast food. They’re going to do just about anything to draw in customers, and that often includes making weird hybrids. And all of these people inevitably crawl out of the woodwork and behave like somebody ripped up the bible or something. It’s as simple as not purchasing the offending item. So what if others buy it?


    Anyway, I know I had a philly cheesesteak thickburger at Hardee’s years ago. It was “meh”, as I expected. I don’t think that adding the sliced steak to the hamburger really works that well.

    • Raiders757 says:

      This is not the proper place to debate what a true Cheesesteak is, and anyone who lives more than 200 miles west of the the East Coast, such as yourself, has no place to challenge the true definition of a Cheeesesteak Sub. Sorry, you lose by default. It’s like asking you for advice about pizza. Your opinion doesn’t count, unless it’s from you home town.

      You can put whatever you want on it, but once you do, it’s no longer a true Cheesesteak. It becomes something else. Same with a Grill Cheese. One you get all fancy with it, it’s no longer a Grill Cheese.

      You can have what you want on a Cheesesteak Sub. Fine by me. Just don’t call it a Cheesesteak Sub. It then becomes a Cheeesesteak Hoggie. Which is a Big difference.

      I love peppers, but the peppers are served with the condiments, as they should be at “real” cheesesteak shops.

      Put what you want on it. Thats’ fine. My bitch is the places who put what they think you want on it, and call it a “cheesesteak”.

      Sorry, but that’s a crock of shit, and anyone who thinks it isn’t, hasn’t had a real cheesesteak, so blow my sack!!

      I love REAL cheessteaks!!!! Excuse me for doing so!!!

      • Raiders757 says:

        Wow. bad spelling all around. Sorry for that, but I’m toasted. My point still stands.

        Nobody from the mid-west knows what a real cheesesteak is. Especially if they disagree with what I said. Hell, a lot of people from the East Coast have no clue as well, so it would be best to STFU when it comes to such a passionate topic. Don’t fugg with the Cheesesteak.

        • Adam Bomb says:

          You know, despite you telling me to “STFU” telling me my opinion doesn’t matter, and commanding me to blow your sack (seriously? blow your sack?), I’m not going to fuel your nasty and arrogant attitude. Just know that you’re acting incredibly immature and making yourself look like a jerk. People aren’t always going to have the same viewpoints as you, and they’re not always going to keep quiet when they disagree. Should I really be having to explain this? So yeah, keep spouting off or whatever. I’ll just look for another food site to hang out and not have to worry about speaking my mind. Have a nice day, guy 🙂

  13. J.B. says:

    Ummm, tasty.

  14. Donkey says:

    I had this Philly Chessesteak burger last year or before when Carl’s was running the promo. Pretty tasty, though a bit light on the cheesesteak meat.

    Overall, I still think their prime rib burger was the best Carl’s Jr. limited time burger…

  15. Filiberto Martinez says:

    The only two burgers I’ll eat at Carl’s are the Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger and the Breakfast Burger. The latter has a beef patty, cheese, bacon, hashbrowns and an egg on a sesame seed bun.
    Love it!

  16. Anon says:

    I had this burger recently since it is now being offered in SoCal. it’s pretty good. The cheese steak portion actually does taste like cheese steak, as it’s cheesy like the Grilled Cheese Burger and the meat has a lot of steak flavor. The steak seems to be somewhat quality. Together with the standard Carl’s Jr charbroiled patty, it’s a tasty and meaty combination.

    One of the better Carl’s burgers, but not better than the classic Double Western, or the recent Hawaiian burger.

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