Monday, March 7, 2011

Hardee’s- more than just a piece of meat?


                Stepping in to this deceptively spacious restaurant off of Col. Glen Highway in Dayton, you might have to fight off the feelings of nostalgia. Why? Well to put it simply there aren’t that many Hardee’s around in the Mid-West, especially in the Miami Valley area. The atmosphere of the restaurant was warm, with a friendly crew and a nice radio overplay on the speaker system. Greeted by a young energetic crew, placing my order of the ¼ lb Texas Toast Bacon Burger went smoothly and quickly. The food was also made just as fast by a gentleman who knew what he was doing.

                Aesthetically, the burger looks and tastes good. You tell that it was nicely broiled with the right temperature and time. The Burger its self tastes just right, with a nice mixed blend of spices and zest you can, like Hank Hill always says, “Taste the meat, not the heat.” The barbecue sauce on the burger is a nice blend that tastes more than like brown sugar mixed in with ketchup. The toppings on the burger actually work with the burger that leads to an interesting taste.  However, the bacon and cheese can hardly be tasted and the bun itself clashes against the burger with an overpowering taste that brings the burger down.

                The fries have a nice taste on the outside of them that invite you in, but sadly the inside is disappointing with a little too much potato that leads to a weird aftertaste. The good news is, is that they have good portion control and they are very filling.

                Overall, the burger tastes good but it has clashing tastes, add a nice portion of decent fries, a cold drink. For $6.00 you get a nice full meal that pleases. To give a rating 3 out of 5 stars, better than most fast food restaurants but lacking in that special something to put it over the top. So if you are on Col. Glen Highway in Dayton, stop on in and grab a good lunch or dinner. For a full menu of “Hardee’s”/“Carl’s Junior” stop over at www.Hardees.com, you won't regret it.

47 comments:

  1. Flying to the States next week. Imma try it out!

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  2. ;( dont have any of those awesome places on your blog in my country

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  3. Sounds kind of like Five Guys, except not as good

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  4. same as Esparisee said, none of those where I live :(

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  5. yeah want to try it out too!

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  6. great review, next time take some pictures too!

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  7. LOL @ fast food. Check out my blog for some real eats. ftr sonic>hardees

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  8. I love Hardee's!
    I used to get little thick cheeseburgers all the time and their breakfast is the best!

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  9. i've personally become paranoid towards all american meat after watching the film: Food Inc. :/

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  10. Is it just me or is bacon always a waste on burgers?

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  11. OMG I am so hungry right now, it's unreal.... D=

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  12. Hardee's is pretty bomberman.

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  13. I've never eaten there before but it sounds soooo good!

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  14. Really should take pictures, the articles don't do the experience justice.

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  15. I have a Hardee's just down the street from me, but I rarely go there. Usually if I'm in the mood for a real burger I go to a sit-down place or make it myself, and if I'm in the mood for fast food I go to McDonalds or Burger King. However, I'll try to remember to head to Hardee's next time instead, for something that is somewhere inbetween!

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  16. I love hardees. Nothing better than a double monster burger (#6) after a busy day at work.

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  17. yeah pictures would be awesome.

    cool!

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  18. ah. if i would just have some burgers now..

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  19. Sounds good. What's next? Five Guys?

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  20. very nice blog, following this for sure

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  21. Damn, just about to start on my Pizza and then I read this! lol

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  22. Following :D, You make food sound like it was grown from the garden of eden then changed into a Review then Placed on an lcd screen for viewing pleasure.. oh wait..

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  23. I'm well fed so I don't jelly

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  24. I could eat a burger right now...
    a baconator from wendy's would do the trick.

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  25. Haven't seen a hardees in forever. Glad you got to enjoy one.

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  26. you sir are making me hungry.... that's not nice!

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  27. I'm starving right now. Going to make some sandwich

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  28. I wanna go back to NYC so badly..

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  29. Love Hardees. Always get the crisco or the chicken tenders, so good.

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