Hardee’s, the sister chain to Carl’s Jr., is starting to expand their breakfast menu with a mix of limited-time offers and new test items. The figurehead amongst those is a Hardee’s McGriddle copycat they’re calling the Hot Cakes Breakfast Sandwich.
Consisting of a sausage patty and folded scrambled eggs in between two hot cakes, the sandwich also comes with a side of syrup to get the full McGriddle experience. It’s not exactly the same as having syrup crystallized into the pancake batter, but you still get that blend of sweet and savory that the breakfast sandwich is known for.
A major difference between this sandwich and McDonald’s original is that the Hardee’s sandwich does not have cheese on it as a default option.
The sandwich is going to be available alongside a Hot Cakes Breakfast Platter for a limited time, starting August 19th. Each sandwich will cost $3, putting it in the same price range as the McDonald’s version.
Hardee’s is also testing a couple of other breakfast items at the same time, one of which is this Hand-Breaded Chicken & Waffle Sandwich that comes slathered in maple butter. It appears to be the chain’s answer to Honey Butter Chicken breakfast sandwiches that have begun appearing at national chains like Wendy’s.
The sandwich will be available from August 19th to September 22nd in Columbia, South Carolina, Huntsville, Alabama, and Des Moines, Iowa, for a price of $4.49.
The other item Hardee’s is testing out is a Biscuit Double Cheeseburger that gives you the option for a breakfast burger without the usual inclusion of scrambled or fried eggs. This will be available from August 19th to September 22nd in Little Rock, Arkansas and Nashville. It comes at a cost of $2.99 per sandwich.
These same two test markets will also be trying out extended breakfast hours that last until 2 p.m.
This post was updated to reflect changes in market testing.