Spotted at locations in both Garden Grove and Orange, CA, it seems Carl’s Jr. has taken to the field with a limited time Habanero Bacon Cheeseburger. Officially confirmed to be a test item by way of official Carl’s Jr. representatives, the sandwich looks to make some waves by way its use of the Habanero chili, one of the more intense chili peppers of the Capsicum genus.
Ripe habanero chili peppers are often rated between 100,000-350,000 on the Scoville scale, and are used in this sandwich as a special Habanero Sauce alongside Pepper Jack Cheese, Bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and onion.
We were fortunate enough to be close to one of the test locations offering the sandwich, and a few of us decided to order up and get a taste of the heat. What did it taste/look like? Imagine the brand’s Famous Star sandwich, add bacon, substitute the yellow cheese with Pepperjack and the special sauce with Habanero Sauce. Done deal:
The burger was rather delicious, the only thing we could have hoped for was a bit more of their newly formulated Habanero sauce, but the folks behind the counter were kind enough to oblige us with more of the sauce in a takeaway cup. Oh yeah, if you’re at a combination Carl’s Jr. + Green Burrito location, try some jalapenos from the salsa bar for some added genius ass-flares. You won’t be disappointed:
Pending further customer research and feedback, the burger may find its way to a broader limited time release in the near future. Let us know what you think of it in the comments, if you get a chance to try!
This burger was documented at the Orange, CA Carl’s Jr. location, 1522 East Katella Avenue, Orange, CA.
Photos/Video: Marc Kharrat