The Jalapeño Cheeseburger (priced at an introductory offer of 99 cents) is remarkably simple. It seems to be no more than a plain Carl's Jr. cheeseburger with thousand island dressing, onion, and a few sliced jalapeños. The first burger I had featured about seven jalapeño slices. The second was a little better, with maybe twelve, but still very few for a burger whose main draw is jalapeño. Why not a new kind of dressing? Why not a whole mess of (fairly inexpensive) jalapeños? Presumably nobody ordering the JALAPEÑO CHEESEBURGER is uncertain about their enjoyment of the peppers or ability to handle spicy foods. Maybe one could ask for extra jalapeños, but I thought that was the whole point. Carl's Jr., despite their excellent premium burgers, continues to churn out uninventive bargain sandwiches. Except you, spicy chicken sandwich! We are still friends.
Rating: C- (Needs jalapeños)Reviewed by Matthew Abrams