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Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Killer Sandwich

Years ago I worked for Carl's Jr., at the time the largest privately held restaurant chain in the U.S. It was my first corporate type of job and my first week I had 6 hours. That translated into a whopping $10.80 before taxes.

One of my favorite sandwiches there was a little something called the California Roast Beef Sandwich. It was made on a toasted bun with 3.5 ounces of thinly sliced roast beef, a slice of Ortega brand California chili, 1 tomato slice, and a slice of swiss cheese.

Now we didn't make these up to order. We generally made them up twice a day, in the morning and again in the afternoon. Then through the wonders of technology, and something called a microwave oven, we heated them for 45 seconds when someone ordered one, and served them piping hot. Usually. At least that was the plan!

Well back in the mid 80's, some marketing exec made the decision to discontinue this sandwich. It looks like a bad decision has been redeemed.

According to the Fastfood Maven of the Orange County Register, Carl's is bringing the California Roast Beef back, at least in Southern California.

So this is your chance. If you are in the area, stop by a Carl's Jr. and try one out. With a little barbecue sauce, they are amazing!


Comments on "A Killer Sandwich"


Blogger Bullfrog said ... (12:46 PM) : 

You're making me hungry, I think it's time for lunch...


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (1:10 PM) : 

Go for it Bullfrog. You'll be glad you did.


Blogger Patrick M said ... (3:43 PM) : 

Think you could mail one to Ohio?


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (7:34 PM) : 

Try Hardee's. Since the are part of Carl's Jr. maybe they'll carry it.


Blogger Patrick M said ... (1:32 PM) : 

I'm not even sure where there's a Hardee's around here anymore. I think they belly-upped in this part of the state.


Blogger Mike's America said ... (8:19 PM) : 

No Carls or Hardees here in SC either. And the last time I went to Burger King I wished I had not.

We have Sonic Burger which is OK, and Savannah has Krystals (like White Castle) and Checkers.

We're getting a new Arby's a couple of miles down the road... Whoo Hoo!


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