Carl's Jr. Expands Popular Turkey Burger Line in Time For the Holidays

New Santa Fe Turkey Burger features green chili and Santa Fe sauce, yet still less than 500 calories

The new Santa Fe Turkey Burger at Carl's Jr. brings big, bold taste with less than 500 calories. It is the fourth variety in the line of Charbroiled Turkey Burgers initially launched at Carl's Jr. in March 2011.
The new Santa Fe Turkey Burger at Carl's Jr. brings big, bold taste with less than 500 calories. It is the fourth variety in the line of Charbroiled Turkey Burgers initially launched at Carl's Jr. in March 2011.
  • The new Santa Fe Turkey Burger at Carl's Jr. brings big, bold taste with less than 500 calories. It is the fourth variety in the line of Charbroiled Turkey Burgers initially launched at Carl's Jr. in March 2011.
    The new Santa Fe Turkey Burger at Carl's Jr. brings big, bold taste with less than 500 calories. It is the fourth variety in the line of Charbroiled Turkey Burgers initially launched at Carl's Jr. in March 2011.
    The new Santa Fe Turkey Burger at Carl's Jr. brings big, bold taste with less than 500 calories. It is the fourth variety in the line of Charbroiled Turkey Burgers initially launched at Carl's Jr. in March 2011.
    The new Santa Fe Turkey Burger at Carl's Jr. brings big, bold taste with less than 500 calories. It is the fourth variety in the line of Charbroiled Turkey Burgers initially launched at Carl's Jr. in March 2011.

CARPINTERIA, Calif. - December 14, 2011 – Carl’s Jr.®, the burger chain known for sit-down restaurant quality food and innovative menu items, announced today the expansion of its popular line of Charbroiled Turkey Burgers with the new Santa Fe Turkey Burger. The latest burger offers customers another delicious, decadent and surprisingly low-calorie alternative to the chain’s famous big beef burgers, and is now available at most Carl’s Jr. locations in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho and Oregon.

The line of Charbroiled Turkey Burgers was launched earlier this year as a collaboration with the editors of “Men’s Health” and the creators of the bestselling Eat This, Not That! brand. Like the original Charbroiled Turkey Burger, Teriyaki Turkey Burger, and Guacamole Turkey Burger, the Santa Fe Turkey Burger has less than 500 calories.

“The initial success of the Carl’s Jr Charbroiled Turkey Burgers was not a big surprise to us, but the continuing popularity of the line over the better part of the past year has been a very pleasant one,” said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer for CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s®. “So, we naturally wanted to expand the line, while still maintaining the goal of offering a truly delicious and decadent burger for less than 500 calories, and the new Santa Fe Turkey Burger does that in a big way. The big, bold tastes of the sliced green chili, pepper-Jack cheese, and our spicy Santa Fe sauce on a charbroiled, quarter-pound turkey patty makes a great-tasting and filling burger that just happens to be only 490 calories. Now you don’t have to feel like you’re sacrificing at all in order to shed a few pounds after, or even before, the holidays.”

The Santa Fe Turkey Burger features a charbroiled Turkey Burger patty, tasty Santa Fe sauce, pepper-Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and sliced green chili all served on a toasted, honey wheat bun. The Santa Fe Turkey Burger is available as an entrée for $3.49, or ordered as a combo meal with fries and a drink for $5.99. Prices may vary.

Stay tuned to both Facebook (www.facebook.com/carlsjr) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/carlsjr) for the latest information on the newest addition to the menu at Carl’s Jr.

About Carl’s Jr.

Carl’s Jr. is celebrating 70 years in the quick-service industry. What began as a lone hot dog cart in Los Angeles, Calif. in 1941 is today a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants, Inc. of Carpinteria, Calif. As of the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company, through its subsidiaries, had a total of 3,219 franchised, licensed or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and in 23 countries, including 1,292 Carl's Jr. restaurants and 1,917 Hardee's restaurants. For more information, or to find a Carl’s Jr. near you, go to www.carlsjr.com. Carl’s Jr. social media sites include www.facebook.com/carlsjr, www.twitter.com/carlsjr and www.youtube.com/carlsjr.