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!