As much as I am trying to save money by eating out less, I can’t help but want to satisfy a craving for a Carl’s Jr. Six-Dollar Guacamole burger every once in a while. Oh, so good.
I don’t have much else when I go to Carl’s Jr. I once tried a Chicken Club sandwich – it was okay, if it wasn’t for the coupon I had for it, I wouldn’t have tried it.
But now I’ve found another option on their menu – the limited-time only crisp burritos. Essentially these “burritos” are chimichangas.
Carl’s website description is “A crispy flour tortilla filled with seasoned ground beef, cheese and jalapenos – served with Carl’s Jr. Taco Sauce,” but basically they are burritos with seasoned ground beef - fried – which makes them chimichangas (I don’t recall much cheese or any jalapenos).
But not all places can properly fry these little burritos to make the tortilla crispy on the outside and still soft and doughy on the inside and not burn it – Carl’s somehow managed to do that though.
That was really what I liked about them. They were crispy, soft inside and the seasoned beef was good enough. Plus the side of “freshly-made” guacamole (available for an additional charge of 75 cents) is good compared to plenty of other fast food places that offer guacamole. I can’t really say if it was freshly-made but it was tasty and a little chunky so it resembled fresh pretty well.
The burritos come in 3 or 5 pieces, for $2.89 and $4.59 respectively. They’re definitely a snack though, which is what they were intended for – to prevent men from being ‘crabby’ in between meals (I don’t get it).
If Carl’s decide not to make these “burritos” a staple on their item, they need to come up with more value menu items – because my wallet and health sure can’t afford to be scarfing down Six-Dollar burgers all the time.