I could sit here and make a joke about how you’re getting your food and alcohol at the same time and yada yada yada, but I won’t because I’m actually kind of stoked for this burger.
By teaming up with Junior Johnson, a hall of fame Nascar driver from the 50s and 60s turned moonshine distiller, CKE Restaurants (the company that owns Carl’s and Hardee’s) has given Johnson and his company (Junior’s Midnight Moonshine) an opportunity to combine the warm, charbroiled juiciness of a Carl’s patty with the heavy, semi-sweet glaze of the Midnight Moonshine.
The burger will be made with an Angus beef patty, and the ingredients include thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese, and garlic and pepper fried onions, all drenched in the signature Midnight Moon moonshine glaze.
According to Entrepreneur, CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder was digging the new burger, but tempered his expectations, saying “It knocked everybody’s socks off when we tasted it.” Still, any burger that plans to stick around on the menu must earn its keep. “You have to earn your way onto the menu.”
The Midnight Moonshine Burger will be available starting today, March 23rd in select locations nationwide and will be sold for $4.39, although prices may vary depending on location.