Carl's Jr. Unleashes the Philly Cheesesteak Burger

This meat-on-meat bad boy ain't your typical Philly Cheesesteak

CARPINTERIA, Calif. - Meat lovers will no longer be forced to make the critical choice between a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich or a delicious charbroiled burger. Carl's Jr. has unveiled its take on the best of both worlds - the cheesy, meaty and delicious Philly Cheesesteak Burger. This ultimate meat-on-meat offering consists of thinly sliced steak on top of a charbroiled burger patty, finished off with peppers, onions, Swiss and American cheeses, and mayonnaise, all on a seeded bun.

"Carl's Jr. has developed many successful burger creations by combining the great taste of charbroiled beef with popular, all-American sandwiches, and the new Philly Cheesesteak Burger is the best yet," said Brad Haley, executive vice president of marketing at CKE Restaurants. "To truly deliver the taste that the name evokes, we didn't just put cheese and grilled onions and peppers on a burger, we put the sliced steak on it, too. So, whether you're a burger lover or a cheesesteak lover or both, the Philly Cheesesteak Burger really has what you're looking for."

The Philly Cheesesteak Burger is available at Carl's Jr. for $3.49, or as a combo with fries and a drink for $5.99. Prices may vary by location.

The burger will be promoted through ads created by Los Angeles-based advertising agency Mendelsohn|Zien, the firm behind many iconic ads for Carl's Jr. and sister chain Hardee'sr. Titled "We Don't Do That," the commercial shows what happens when an authentic, no-nonsense Philly cheesesteak joint gets a phone order for a cheesesteak on a burger. The :30 ad can be viewed here.

Digital marketing efforts for the Philly Cheesesteak Burger include three Philadelphia-themed stop-motion viral films created with plastic building blocks. A Rocky-inspired video, titled "The Champ," along with two others, can be viewed on the Carl's Jr. YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/carlsjr. Stay tuned to the Carl's Jr. website www.carlsjr.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/carlsjr and Twitter feed www.twitter.com/carlsjr for additional Philly Cheesesteak Burger videos, news and coupon offers.

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