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Delicious Turkey Burger - New Healthy Menu Item
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I stopped by Carl's Junior earlier to get some breakfast but I noticed they had a new item on the menu Turkey Burgers. Till this point I didn't really care for Turkey Burgers, but they looked pretty good and since Carl's serves regular menu items all day I thought I would give it a try.

The burger was very juicy and cooked to perfection, comes with red onions tomatoes lettuce your usual burger condiments and its char broiled. With 498 calories, and 23 grams of fat its probably the most healthiest menu item they have.
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Anonymous on 03/29/2011:
What does it taste like? Turkey? Beef? Something in between?

Good Review!
Anonymous on 03/29/2011:
Tastes like Turkey.
Anonymous on 03/29/2011:
Can you get bacon on that?
Anonymous on 03/29/2011:
They have three different varieties I don't think it comes with bacon but they can prob add it to the burger.
MRM on 03/29/2011:
Looks very scrumptious and healthy!
MRM on 03/29/2011:
yum! Yum!
Anonymous on 03/29/2011:
Nice review, Wally but I will have to abstain from trying this meal.
I still get nauseated from just thinking about those turkey tacos that I made about 4 years ago and the turkey sausage that they served at work. That stuff tastes awful to me.
Glad you liked it.
Anonymous on 03/29/2011:
Sounds better than the tasteless Lean Gourmet meal I'm eating right now
Anonymous on 03/29/2011:
23 fat grams in a turkey burger still doesn't sound very healthy, Wally! That's about half the total fat the average, healthy weight person should be eating per day, you know?

Have you tried the turkey jerky, btw? 1g fat and 80 calories per serving..and it's pretty darn good too!
Anonymous on 03/29/2011:
Get it w/out mayo and that cuts the fat content down
jktshff1 on 03/29/2011:
I'm going to try a new Asian Buffet in Nashville tonight.
MRM on 03/30/2011:
Good News! Hardees have Charbroiled Turkey Burger as well!
Anonymous on 03/30/2011:
I read that MRM you going to try them?
MRM on 03/30/2011:
I will! I will!
billtech66 on 04/11/2011:
nutrition info from is:
Serving Size (g) 268
Total Calories 490
Calories From Fat 200
Fat (g) 23
Saturated Fat (g) 4.5
Cholesterol (mg) 80
Sodium (mg) 1010
Carbohydrates (g) 45
Dietary Fiber (g) 3
Sugars (g) 10
Protein (g) 29

besides Just cause's comment on too much fat, for me the
Sodium (mg) 1010 is just way too much salt.

the human body does need salt, and we are pretty good at judging how much to add ON TOP OF OUR FOOD, but when salt is saturated throughout the entire meal, the result is WAY TOO MUCH SALT. especially when every food manufacturer saturates their product with SALT.

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Salt is essential for animal life in small quantities, but is harmful to animals and plants in excess. Too much or too little salt in the diet can lead to muscle cramps, dizziness, or electrolyte disturbance, which can cause neurological problems, or death.
Excess salt consumption is linked with a number of conditions including:
(Kidney stones.)
Stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Hypertension (high blood pressure): A large scale study from 2007 has shown that people with high-normal blood pressure who significantly reduced the amount of salt in their diet decreased their chances of developing cardiovascular disease by 25% over the following 10 to 15 years. Their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease decreased by 20%.

Left ventricular hypertrophy (cardiac enlargement): "Evidence suggests that high salt intake causes left ventricular hypertrophy, a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease, independently of blood pressure effects." "...there is accumulating evidence that high salt intake predicts left ventricular hypertrophy." Excessive salt (sodium) intake, combined with an inadequate intake of water, can cause hypernatremia. It can exacerbate renal (Kidney) disease.[33]

Edema (BE: oedema): A decrease in salt intake has been suggested to treat edema (fluid retention).

Duodenal ulcers and gastric ulcers.

Gastric cancer (stomach cancer) is associated with high levels of sodium,

Death: Ingestion of large amounts of salt in a short time (about 1 g per kg of body weight) can be fatal.
... However, average adult intake is two and a half times the Reference Nutrient Intake for sodium.
Health Canada recommends an Adequate Intake (AI) and an Upper Limit (UL) in terms of sodium,[54] as does The Auckland District Health Board in New Zealand.[55] Health Canada recommends an AI of 1200–1500 mg and an UL of 2200–2300 mg per day for persons aged 9 years or more.

The NHMRC in Australia was not able to define a recommended dietary intake (RDI). It defines an Adequate Intake (AI) for adults of 460–920 mg/day and an Upper Level of intake (UL) of 2300 mg/day.[56]

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration itself does not make a recommendation,[57] but refers readers to Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010. These suggest that US citizens should consume less than 2,300 milligrams per day. People over 51 years of age, who are black, or who have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease (regardless of age) should limit intake to 1,500 milligrams per day.[58][59][60]
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Chicken Wrapper, Not Worth Getting
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PHOENIX, AZ -- I stopped by Carl's for lunch I picked up a Burger and one of new chicken wraps they have on the menu. To say I was unimpressed is an understatement. This has to be the smallest chicken wrap I have ever got at $1.49, I expected more.

Your better of getting the snack wrap at McDonald's, which is bigger and more filling.

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Skye on 02/06/2011:
That's a sad looking little wrap.

It's really awful how food places, everywhere, (EXCEPT Carl's JR) can get away with advertising how delicious and great looking something is, and then when you actually go and try it, it's not even close. Same thing with frozen meals. Not one of us can say what was inside the box, actually looks like what's on the package.

Good review Wally.
Anonymous on 02/06/2011:
Looks like a tortilla with some lettuce and one sad little chicken strip. I'm usually quite pleased with Carl's Jr. Their portions are usually substantial
Skye on 02/06/2011:
Good point little. My husbands likes Carl's six dollar burgers, and they look just like what they advertise. They look just look a great burger you would get in a diner.

OK, anyone starting to feel hungry?
Venice09 on 02/06/2011:
That does look pretty pathetic, Wally. I like the chicken wraps at McDonalds and Wendy's. I always order grilled with no sauce and haven't had a bad one yet. I hope the burger was good.

Yes, I'm hungry!
DebtorBasher on 02/06/2011:
Awwww...lookie how cute!
Anonymous on 02/06/2011:
Basher, you talking about the wrap? Or something else? Lol
DebtorBasher on 02/06/2011:
Wrap? What wrap? LOL!
Starlord on 02/06/2011:
Looks almost like a JitB taco, except I see some green there.
Anonymous on 02/06/2011:
Yeah this wrap was about the size of my index finger.
Anonymous on 02/07/2011:
Wally> What was the location?
Anonymous on 02/07/2011:
My bf and I went to Carls Jr today. He got the Big Carl. It looked like the picture
Anonymous on 02/07/2011:
Carl's Jr is my favorite burger chain. Hands down. The only thing that sucks is that the closest one is about 2-hrs away:(
Anonymous on 02/07/2011:
Aw DIRM. There's 2 within a 5 mile radius of my house
Anonymous on 02/07/2011:
*Note to self: Stay at Shorty's next trip to AZ*
Anonymous on 02/07/2011:
DIRM, AZ has a lot of fine hotels. Lol.
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I Think There are Illegals Working at This Location
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Rating: 1/51
LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA -- Every time my wife and I go there, which this location is only 5 min from our house, the food is good but the employees I've seen lately look like illegals and none of them speak English.

I will next time I visit there, call immigration and report them. Even the young girl working the register assumed everyone speaks Spanish and started speaking Spanish to me and I got angry and literally let her have it in front of everyone. This is crap. The manager came out and she looked Latin and was. but spoke perfect English for she's born in America and I said if your employees are illegals, I will call immigration now and report them. She said they're all legal. I said show me their documents, which I as a customer have the right to ask and them other customers did the same thing. All the employees looked at me dirty with fear and I let them know I'm serious.

Carls Jr has the worst employee staff in the world and the late founder wasn't like this. Carl Karcher was a real decent man and loved people and loved serving healthy fast food, which at that time was. Though burgers have a lot of calories and beef is heavy in cholesterol, the burgers were about the best in the industry, as good as In-And-Out Burgers.

I, myself is from immigrant parents who came from eastern Europe/Russia during the Korean War and they always respected America. Today's illegals are filthy, dirty, stinky, immoral, and don't care about rules. They just want free money and when they get caught they always manage to come back.

My wife and I no longer eat at any Carls Jr unless there's no other restaurant in the area we're traveling. We do like their burgers, like I said among the best in the industry. Their sex ads stink, that's another reason we don't eat there anymore. They don't need sex to sell. That's for single men who only want sex 24/7.
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Chaparrita on 07/20/2013:
You can't tell if someone is illegal just by looking at them. And no the manager doesn't have to show you their documents.
Ben There on 07/20/2013:
How does someone look "illegal"? This post just seems like a cover for a racist rant.
azRider on 07/20/2013:
You don't have the right to ask for any of their papers, just like I don't have the right to ask you to prove to me your American, how do I know your parents were not legal and got into this country by some other means. This country is made up of nothing but immigrants, well except for me, I'm Choctaw and live in AZ. so my parents were on the shore waving at your parents on the boat. If you ask me all them wrecked my neighborhood. I can't even find a decent buffalo. but I am off track here.. California, AZ, NM, TX is all close to Latin countries and you'll have people of latin heritage there. Just like in other parts of this country you'll find French, English or Dutch influence. your sort of a racist in your comments I think you need to look in the mirror and figure out who is the real bad guy here. Treating to do something to someone based on your racist beliefs have no place in this society. nearly all business I know have to have an E-Verify process before they can pay someone a paycheck. that includes large company's like Carl's.

personally I'm offended at this post. but in this country you have the right to post it. just as they have a right to work if Carl's will hire them and verify them.
Susan on 07/20/2013:
I do not believe you have the right to request immigration documents simply because you are a customer and feel that the workers may be in the US illegally. It is against the law for employers to hire workers without proper documentation and it is their responsibility to handle this situation - not yours.
Anonymous on 07/20/2013:
No, you don't have the right to ask for anyone's documents unless you are an ICE agent and have reasonable suspicion to believe they are illegal. You better have your C and B handy as well because I know if you ask for my documents I'm going to ask for yours.
Chaparrita on 07/20/2013:
One of my best friends in high school was an illegal immigrant from Mexico. She has blonde hair and blue eyes and light skin. On the other hand, I knew lots of dark skinned people who were born and raised in the US. Please stop judging people for what they look like. It only makes you look bad.
FoDaddy19 on 07/21/2013:
I think you overstepped your bounds when you asked for their documents. Contrary to what you think, being a customer doesn't give you that kind of discretionary power.

What you can do is complain to the local immigration office and see if they'll look into it.

For what it's worth I do think that if you're in the service industry and you work in country were English is the prevailing language, then it's not an unreasonable expectation that you have command of the English language.
Iracema Zayas on 09/02/2014:
Wow. Reading this, i didnt think it would be about racism. You have no right to ask for people´s documents, and how can you tell someone is "illegal". People like you make America look filthy.
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Burgers with NO BREAD!!! What The %$^*&^
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"Carl's Jr. does not give a crap about customer satisfaction!"

I visited the store in Fullerton CA on Euclid north of Commonwealth. and ordered a "six dollar burger, well done, to go" like I've done many times before, from the same person. I get home and the first sign of a problem is the "low carb" sticker on the box, that I've never seen before? I open the box to discover "NO BUN TOP OR BOTTOM." So I drive back (about 3 or 4 miles each way) and the manager is not there, but they say they can help me. They try to tell me I ordered it with no bread! GIVE ME A BREAK, NO BREAD? who orders a hamburger with no bread. Anyway, I ask for my original order to be replaced and a refund. THEY REFUSED and said "we can't do that." I took my money and left!

In the past when I called and complained about their product or service they said something like WERE SORRY AND WILL TRY TO NOT LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN. Never offered to replace the product or send me a voucher or coupon like other fast food establishments who give a S _ _ T about its customers satisfaction.

Any mention about dissatisfaction to El Pollo Loco, (or Pizza Hut) they either comp my whole meal or send me a $10 certificate. They want me to come back! As do many other fast food places I've had a problem with. IT SEEMS CARLS JUST DOES NOT GIVE A FLYING F _ _ _ ABOUT ITS CUSTOMERS! And couldn't care less if I return or not.

I'm inclined to make a picket sign that reads "IF YOU WANT A BUN WITH YOUR BURGER BE SURE TO ASK" and stand at the drive through entrance (which I still might do) and see if they change their minds, or call the cops?

If I get no satisfaction, I will most likely NEVER PATRONIZE THEM AGAIN! Right now "CARL'S BLOWS BIG TIME!"

PS another sign of their arrogance was how difficult it was to give them my feedback online, I never found a link, telling me they truly do not care. If I do picket, I'll probably let you know how that worked out if I can.
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SteveWiginowski on 07/18/2011:
I've never had a fast food place refund me my money and give me my order. One or the other makes sense on what to do. I've had fast food places give me a free side of fries or something for having to come back due to giving me the wrong thing.

Check your receipt, if it says low carb, or something of that nature, then they did think you ordered it that way.

I went to the Carl's Jr. website, and right at the top of the page is a link that says "Contact Us" where you can give them feedback. It's very simple to find.
Alain on 07/18/2011:
Call (877) 799-7827 or go to
and let them know about your experience.
Alain on 07/18/2011:
You beat me to it, Steve!
clutzycook on 07/18/2011:
The closest I've come to getting a refund and my food for free was one time when Chipotle messed up my order (yet again) and they gave me some gift cards for free burritos along with my food.
Ponie on 07/18/2011:
Except when I was on the Atkins Diet a few years ago, I'd be upset at not getting a bun with my burger, too. I'd venture to guess you're quite adept at getting free food/gift certificates, right? Please *do* let us know how your picketing idea works out.
Skye on 07/18/2011:
Low carb burgers never come with buns. That's where all the carbs are. You received the wrong burger, which of course you are upset about, but they are human and they made an error. You received your cash refund, and while you feel they should have compensated your meal, they are not obligated to.

Good luck on your protesting and sign holding.
Starlord on 07/18/2011:
Many people order the low-carb (read no bread) burger for any number of reasons. Some are on a low-carb diet, some are gluten sensitive, some just don't care for the taste of FF buns. As already stated, they mixed up orders, apparently. At the risk of being deleted for diminishing the importance of the review, you, IMHO, are making a mountain out of a molehill. The most you are entitled to is either a refund OR another sandwich. Expecting both is unreasonable. As a former LEO, I can tell you that in most jurisdictions, taking the route you describe can get you arrested for one of several charges, including blocking business or public sidewalk or disorderly conduct. It will be much better for your blood pressure to realize that people make mistakes, that is why they put erasers on pencils. I got an Angus with Swiss and Mushrooms once after clearly ordering the Bacon Cheeseburger, and I didn't write a scathing review. I did however write a good review for another Mickey Dee's location who gave me a Bacon Cheeseburger Angus when they heard what had happened. I do wish you luck.
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Unwashed hands
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LYNWOOD, CALIFORNIA -- I went to Carl's Jr. restaurant to buy a spicy chicken sandwich on October 22, 2009. I went to use the restroom before I order my sandwich. This was around 8:20 a. m., I was waiting in the bathroom, for a lady to finish using the toilet. The lady came out of the stall after flushing the toilet, she was an employee of the restaurant, she left the bathroom without washing her hands, over the sink it says employees wash your hands she didn't. I use the restroom wash my hands and left the bathroom. The employee who didn't wash her hands went into the kitchen, the place that you prepared the food. I asked to talk to her and told her, you are supposed to wash your hands before you leave the bathroom. She made some excuse that she doesn't like to wash her hands when someone is in the bathroom. I asked the cashier for the customer service number for Carl's Jr. She said she didn't know the number, and that the number wasn't in the restaurant. I have to check the computer for the telephone number to call customer service and complaint, the lady who answer the phone said she would make a report, this Carl's Jr. is located in the city of Lynwood, Ca. on Imperial Hwy and Martin Luther King Blvd. I think people need to know this, so their health and life would protected. This is a public safety issue.
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saj80 on 10/26/2009:
Sounds like a Seinfeld episode. Very disgusting; I hope you didn't eat there, and I hope you follow up with your complaint. I have never heard of someone afraid to wash their hands in front of someone else; this lady sounds a little crazy.
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
Is it not entirely possible that she didn't USE the bathroom? She could have gone into the stall to fix her bra or change shirts or yada yada. Maybe she is allergic to the soap and has her own. I always flush whether I pee or not. It is a habit.

It is also possible that she washed her hands when she was n the kitchen. Unless you could clearly SEE her every move you don't know.

The fact that you made a comment to her makes you look ridiculous. You are NOT her mother or her employer. Complain if you like, but you could have been wrong.

It is entirely possible that she had ALREADY used the bathroom and forgot to flush and was doing so when you came in. Further, you probably startled her when you said something about it.

Me, I would have told you to MYOB. But that is me.
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
They serve the lunch menu that early in the morning?
emmac on 10/26/2009:
whatever ladyscot. Whatever reason you're in the stall for doesn't matter. You still come in contact with millions of bacteria. Isn't there a sign on the wall that says all employees must wash your hands? I think reporting the problem is the only right thing to do. When I took my food handlers course they said more illnesses and sicknesses are contracted in restaurants from employees not washing their hands than improperly cooked food. I say kudos to you. You'll never know how many people you just protected.
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
Em, the point is that UNLESS you could see her every move when she went into the kitchen, you don't KNOW that she DIDN'T wash her hands.

Aside from that, maybe she had a little bottle of hand sanitizer in her pocket.

memoryx57 on 10/26/2009:
That's pretty disgusting. I wouldn't care if she used the bathroom then washed..forgot to flush and then went back. She should STILL wash her hands again..Touching anything in a bathroom and then handling food ( or anything having to do with food or food prep ) without washing is unsanitary period. There is NO EXCUSE good enough to not wash your hands after having been to the bathroom. It's a big deal and the employers think it's a big deal ( reason for the signs ) and so does the Health Dept. You did the right thing by reporting it.
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
Memory, the OP doesn't know the employee didn't wash her hands. Only that she didn't in the bathroom. The signs say wash you hands before returning to work. NOT wash your hands HERE before returning to work.
memoryx57 on 10/26/2009:
LS, then why the sign in the bathroom if they don't expect you to wash your hands WHILE you're in the bathroom...Like I said earlier there is NO EXCUSE good enough. I stand by my comment. And I would be willing to bet that the Health Dept would see it the same way.
emmac on 10/26/2009:
Ladyscot. You are right she may have had sanitizer but wouldn't you rather have someone double check then end up with hepatitis?
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
Em, I guess I mind my own business to much to worry what everyone else is doing.
emmac on 10/26/2009:
MYOB or apathy?
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
em, perhaps both. The fact is the Op doesn't know the girl didn't wash her hands. Just that she didn't in the bathroom.

What if there were no soap? Would the wet hands have been any cleaner?
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
The sign in the bathroom that all employees must wash hands before exiting isn't just a request it's part of the California health code. It doesn't matter what the employee did in the bathroom they are required by code to wash their hands before exiting the bathroom.

There's no excuse for an employee not following California health code regulations. This is considered a major violation by the California Department of Public Health.
Nohandle on 10/26/2009:
You know, it would really bother me if I was in the restroom and observed an employee not washing her hands before leaving. Even if she adjusted her undergarments I would think if nothing else when she saw other individuals in the restroom would have washed her hands if no more than appearances.

I've seen this in places you wouldn't believe. Women walking out of the stall and back to their table in a fine restaurant. It made me ill and those women didn't have anything to do with food service. There are truly some nasty people out there. Observe it in an airport terminal the next time you are there and it will make your stomach churn. It's bad enough in a local establishment.
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
If ladyscot wants people touching her food with icky hands that's her bussines. But I like people with clean hands handeling my food.
DebtorBasher on 10/26/2009:
Employee or no employee, EVERYONE should wash their hands when using a public restroom! ! !

One time when I was at Bingo, the woman who was working in the kitchen was in the restroom the same time I was and she came out of the stall and walked right out the door without washing her hands. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel the Basher couldn't just look the other way, knowing she was going to be cooking and serving other people. So, I went to the window of the kitchen where the people were lined up to order. I said, "Excuse me, excuxe me" as I made my way to the front of the line and told the woman in charge of the kitchen as I pointed to the guilty party, "Your cook over there, Irene, just used the bathroom and walked out without washing her hands and I don't think she should be working in the kitchen if she can't wash her hands"...what was the response of the woman in charge? "Oh, well we are all just volunteers" and I said, "If that's your answer, you're all more than just volunteers, you're all a bunch of pigs" and I walked away and half the line left the window. Do I care if I embarrassed anyone? Do you think I care if they were Nuns or not? No, I don't.
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
BINGO? OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
Lmao ZZ, I was gonn say the same thing. Was old fart your date.
DebtorBasher on 10/26/2009:
Hey, don't make me tell you about the bowling alley too!
madconsumer on 10/26/2009:
most restaurants have an employee wash station in 'their' work area.
MSCANTBEWRONG on 10/26/2009:
Ewwww...I wouldn't eat anywhere I saw a employee use the restroom and then not wash their hands...that's just disgusting...
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
With H1N1 going around, people need to wash there hands no matter what.

I was at Carls today to try the new chicken sandwich they had. And I saw the lady preparing my food she sneezed but she sneezed the other way on her shirt that’s good hygiene skills.
DebtorBasher on 10/26/2009:
Sneezing on their shirt while cooking food...I have plenty of issues about that! Geesh...what's WRONG with people???
They need to do all of their sneezing BEFORE their shift begins and hold it until break time and use a Kleenex, then wash their hands.
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
I rather them sneeze on their shirt then my food, or on their hands.
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
DB, do you think before posting?
"They need to do all of their sneezing BEFORE their shift begins and hold it until break time...."

You are kidding I hope? If you are serious then you now own the most idiotic statement ever posted on this site.
DebtorBasher on 10/26/2009:
LOL! ZZ, I have strict rules in MY kitchen!
Principissa on 10/26/2009:
Good gracious, I don't care if the woman was adjusting undergarments or simply fixing her makeup, they have a sign up for a reason, the rule applies to all employees not just some of them. I don't care if she did wash her hands in the kitchen, she was in the bathroom and disregarded what in some places is a state law posted on the wall.
Starlord on 10/26/2009:
I don't know about California's health laws, but both Arizona and Washington require handwashing often. You may use sanitizer as an adjunct, but only after initially washing your hands. The hands MUST be washed after coming into contact with ANY possible contaminant. This includes one's hair, face, underwear, parts of cooking equipment which are NOT part of cooking surface, money, etc. Sanitizer is good, but it is not accepted as a substitute for handwashing, but as a complement to it.
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
My nephew coughed last night and I told him he needs to cover his mouth when he coughs. His response was "But then I'll get germs on my hands." I told him "yes, but then you wash your hands afterwards." In an hour, he must've washed his hands 20 times. I think I made him OCD at the age of 5. But, hey, nothing wrong with good hygiene
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
Some jerk was coughing on the bus last week. He wasn't even trying to cover his mouth. I wanted to kill him!!!
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
ZZ, what did you actually do aside from daydreaming you were Dirty Harry? Nothing??? Thought so. Well at least you get to share it with us members on my3cents. I'm sure that makes it all better.
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
*LOL* Now I am going to KEEL you ! Shut it!!
Sometimes you have to choose your battles, Barney Bad@ss!
Principissa on 10/26/2009:
You want disgusting, I was checking out at the grocery store yesterday and some lady behind me sneezed all over the back of my head. I turned around and handed her a tissue and told her if she did it again she owed me 20 bucks for the doctor's visit for when I get sick.
MRM on 10/26/2009:
Princi, no you didn't say that to a stranger. What if she was packing heat.
Principissa on 10/26/2009:
I did say it to a stranger! The only heat that nasty (insert choice expletives here) was that nasty snot rocket she sneezed into my hair.
MRM on 10/26/2009:
That is nasty, sneezing all over your back. I hope you took a hot shower after you got home!
Principissa on 10/26/2009:
I did. I just walked in the door and washed my hair. I was grossed out for the rest of the day. I swear it's like people have no manners at all.
old fart on 10/26/2009:
That's what you need princi, a snotscicle dripping off the back of your hair...
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
The Carl's employee is entirely gross. She came out of a stall, touched the lock on the door, opened the door and left. Then, she touched food? Gross. That is just disgusting. I had a cashier sneeze on my groceries once without covering her mouth. I went home and rinsed off everything before I put them away. Dang, aren't people taught this stuff at about the age of three?
bcd on 10/26/2009:
A spicy chicken sandwich for breakfast?
Ytropious on 10/26/2009:
Hell, even if I go into the bathroom just to check on it and there's a customer in there I make a point to wash my hands just so they SEE me doing it just so this sort of thing doesn't happen, even if I never touched anything.
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
I don't get the whole MYOB thing. If the employee is going back to make my food after they have used the restroom then it IS my business and anyone elses business to ask if they've washed their hands.

Em is absolutely correct. The fact that this employee has touched things in the restroom stall makes their hands contaminated.
Anonymous on 10/26/2009:
Ya'll are funny. In a sit down restaurant you nearly never see the kitchen so you have no idea how many times that cook dug his britches out of his butt, or didn't wash his hands, etc. Or at the grocery store how many people sneezed on those apples etc.

You worry that a woman didn't wash her hands before she left the bathroom with absolutely no way of knowing whether she did or not in the kitchen, yet worry not a bit about what you CAN'T see. Is your food ANY cleaner because you didn't see it the cook sneeze into his shirt?

I am OCD about washing my hands. However, I would not worry about what someone else does or does not do. If it happens when I can;t see it, then it can't be any worse when I can.

Ya'll better stop eating out.
Principissa on 10/27/2009:
It doesn't matter if she washed them in the kitchen. There are signs posted all over the restroom that states that ALL employees must wash their hands before returning to work. It's not there for decoration you know. And where I live, it's a state law. The fact of the matter is that this employee was in the restroom, I don't care what she was doing, but she was in a stall, and left that restroom without washing her hands IN FRONT OF A CUSTOMER! It's disgusting and I would have called her out on it as well because it is my business whether anyone agrees or not.

This person was touching food and kitchen surfaces after leaving the bathroom with supposed unclean hands. If you feel comfortable with that fine, but I prefer to eat my food without fecal coliform on it.
Anonymous on 10/27/2009:
The fact this idiot didn't wash her hands in front of a customer tells me everything about her and that place I want to know. I would never eat there. It's just bad form all the way around.
Anonymous on 10/29/2009:
Most, if not all sit down eating establishments do not have restroom facilities in the cooking and food preparation areas. If the worker does something in that area that is not hygienic and unsanitary then we have reasonable expectation to trust that the manager in charge is paying attention and will require the employee to sanitize their hands. We also have to trust that the manager sees what other behaviors may be going on in the back that may be questionable. That is a given and a fact that reasonable people will understand. If an employee does not wash their hands in the public restroom it is doubtful the manager is in there to see it. If I do see it, then you can bet that I will say something.

As for the apple that is sneezed on in the grocery store, I am thinking that we have common sense and any fruit or vegetable that is consumed will be washed and/or peeled before it is eaten so that blows that theory of unsanitary food handling out the window.

Anonymous on 10/29/2009:
Pro, you obviously have never watched people walk around a grocery store.

"I am thinking that we have common sense and any fruit or vegetable that is consumed will be washed and/or peeled before it is eaten"
PepperElf on 10/29/2009:
forget calling the corporate

just call the health department and report that you witnessed an employee use the toilet without washing her hands

they'll be all over them like tribbles on grain
Anonymous on 10/29/2009:
Lady, why cannot we just stick with the topic of the post and not worry about my shopping habits. Do you always have to bring your opposing posts to a personal level with the person you disagree with? I picked out points in your post and dealt with them directly. I did not refer to you or your habits. Be an adult and stick to the topic of the post and not someone elses shopping habits.

What people do in the grocery store has no impact on whether or not I wash or peel my fruits and vegetables. It's a given that I will do that with any food item that I purchase that is not sealed. Are we really going to split hairs here? My only concern with grocery items is how I clean them and prepare them for consumption. If someone else that makes the purchase decides not to wash the items before eating them, that is their business because they are the one preparing and eating the food. Not a Carls Jr. worker coming from the bathroom with dirty hands. And honestly, do you really thing if someones see's another person sneeze on something in the grocery store that they would deliberately go and pick that item up to purchase? No.

I cannot force an employee to wash their hands, but you can be sure that I would be vocal about expressing my concern to the management.
Slimjim on 10/29/2009:
Once again stew has the best answer today. If the sign says all employees must wash hands, that is the law and/or company policy. She did not wash her hands upon leaving a stall. She broke the rules and although unlikely, still opened up the possibly of creating a potential health safety hazard. The poster did the right thing reporting it.
Anonymous on 10/29/2009:
Pro, you are just champing at the bit aren't you. Let me answer your questions for you. I never stated a thing about your shopping habits.

YOU said "As for the apple that is sneezed on in the grocery store, I am thinking that we have common sense and any fruit or vegetable that is consumed will be washed and/or peeled before it is eaten so that blows that theory of unsanitary food handling out the window. "

In return I said "you obviously have never watched people walk around a grocery store."

Now if you ever have watched, you will see people eating those grapes and apples and handing their kids that banana.

Now, since I am nor making any personal jabs at anyone, let me ask again. How is your food ANY more sanitary when you can't see it than it is when you can? And don't you realize you come into more germs everyday than you think you do?

Let me guess. You washed your hands after opening the restaurant door right? Cause someone might have sneezed on it. Or washed the seat before you sat at the table....
Anonymous on 10/29/2009:
Lady, you are wrong, and you are not truthful. Your quote is below.

"Pro, you obviously have never watched people walk around a grocery store." This is a direct comment about what you think I do at a grocery store which would be considered a habit while shopping. Why are you so fascinated about how I shop, or how I open the door at a restaurant, or about the seat I sit on at a table? This complaint is not about that.

It is obvious you are going to wag your finger at people until you feel you have beat them down. Save that for your condescending attitude you so proudly display here for your customers at Walmart, since you feel that 99% of all customers are at fault for the reason behind their complaint.

This complaint isn't about you or me. It is about the person posting and their issue with the employee at Carls Jr.

I have seen your past posts. Is it that important for you to be right? Is it that important for you to have the last word? You obviously don't get it and you never will, so keep wagging that finger. You are very anti-consumer so why are you on a consumer revolution website? Everyone has the right to be here and post but I question your motivation and your intention for being here.

Go ahead and make your next comment. You can have the last word. I know it will make your evening complete.
Anonymous on 10/29/2009:
I don't care what you do at the grocery store. Good Lord.

You know, obviously YOU are the one not getting it. My post had nothing to do with your shopping habits. You said people have common sense. I pointed out merely they didn't and that you could see that IF YOU EVER WATCHED PEOPLE AT A GROCERY STORE.

Never mind. You took a simple statement and turned it into your crusade. Have a nice night.
DebtorBasher on 10/30/2009:
Well...I have to say that I AM one of those people who wash my hands after opening the restaurant's door...yeah, because when I place my order, I ask the waiter/waitress where the restroom is and I go in there to wash my hands. I do this because not only did I handle the door, but I also touched over the menu that others have touched and maybe sneezed on, I also touched my car door and steering wheel and anything else between my house and the restaurant. I am always surprised at how many people walk into a restaurant and sit down and just start to eat. And yes, I do the same thing at home. If I'm cooking and I have to answer my phone or open the door when someone comes, I wash my hands. Every time I walk into the kitchen, I wash my hands...but that's just me.
Anonymous on 10/30/2009:
DB, do you have a case of OCD.
DebtorBasher on 10/30/2009:
Some may think so.
angeleyez1006 on 09/01/2010:
Okay, as an Carl's Jr. employee, I remember strictly that you have to wash your hands in the bathroom no matter what you did because you come into contact with tons of bacteria and possible foodborne illnesses. Unless the employee was wearing gloves, it's not acceptable to leave without washing hands. The gloves still aren't an alternative to unwashed hands. Idk. I wouldn't want to anyone to come out of the bathroom with filthy, germy hands and then touch my food let alone someone elses. So I wash my hands with hot water and my arm as well for 20 seconds. Idk, sounds to me like that employee shouldn't have gotten a Food Handler's Permit if she can't follow the rules. :/
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ALHAMBRA, CALIFORNIA -- I went in to the 2521 Commonwealth Carl's Jr. in Alhambra on 7/6/09 at 8:17 P.M. After I ordered my combo meal, the cashier forgot to give me the drink cup as he proceeded to take the order of the next customers that went after me. As I was obviously waiting for his attention, he continued to take out his cellphone and search for a picture he wanted to show the customers I assume he knew outside work. Other customers were waiting in the meantime.
In addition, when the "same person" brought me my order at my table he did not offer me any ketchup at all, which is customary at every Carl's Jr. I've ever been at. I was surprised to see however, that on the next order he delivered that he had a full ketchup bottle already on the tray to be given to the customers he personally knew. Shouldn't the same service be given all the time even if you know the customers?
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skelly39 on 07/08/2009:
Ever hear of opening your mouth and saying something?
Anonymous on 07/08/2009:
I agree with skelly. Next time ask them for your cup and ketchup, but be polite about it.
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GEORGIA -- I posted a comment concerning the commercial with Kate Upton today on FB. I am pleased to know that I am not the only one that finds it very offensive. I have an 8 yr old son that is exposed to this "soft porn" while watching TV. Carl's Jr. has lost all of my family's business, along with a lot of our friends. It is ridiculous to have this commercial on prime time television for a fast food hamburger. Speaks volumes about the company!
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clutzycook on 03/22/2012:
OK, so have you contacted the corporate office to complain? Believe me, they're not going to read it here.
Venice09 on 03/22/2012:
I don't think this commercial should be shown before 10:00 p.m. because it is inappropriate for young viewers. Before 10:00 p.m. it should only air during adult oriented programming, which children should not be watching. Parents shouldn't have to be armed with the remote control when their kids are watching shows appropriate for children.
FoDaddy19 on 03/23/2012:
Were you okay with the Paris Hilton ad campaign they had a few years back? You'd think that a lot of the same people who are complaining this more recent ad would've sworn off Carl Jr's/ Hardees years ago when they ran a very similar ad. Just saying...
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I will NEVER spend on epenny in your facility
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So sick of ALL of your commercial trying to sell your food with some females cleavage or what ever sexual content, sorry but the days of sex sells is gone women now speak up, O Am not a single male, so your adds are aimed at them, you don't want my business, you NEVER get it,,, to the pervert at Carl's Jr
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Anonymous on 03/03/2012:
The days of "sex sells" are gone? Says who? Have you watched soap operas lately? Or Jersey Shore?
Old Timer on 03/03/2012:
Carl Karcher is rolling over in his grave. Good or bad Carl would probably not have favored the current ad agency for Carl's.
Steve-n-NorCal on 03/03/2012:
Jersey Shore is some great comedy ! Fox News is still the best place for laughs
trmn8r on 03/03/2012:
I think sex has always sold and always will.

That said, I think it's sad that places like Hardees, Carl's and Quiznos stoop to this level to draw people to their restaurant.

And it's false advertising - I'm not going to find Kate Upton at Hardees or in my back seat.
Old Timer on 03/03/2012:
Trm, if you ever do please call me at once.
clutzycook on 03/03/2012:
trm, I would bet that was the first FF burger Kate has tasted in five years. And that's if they didn't use a "stunt mouth" for the eating scenes :).
Anonymous on 03/03/2012:
That sandwich doesn't look appetizing at all even with Kate eating it.
Rankinfile on 03/03/2012:
I don't think the ad is aimed solely at single males OP, it is designed to get a rise out of males in general regardless of relationship status, visually stimulated creatures that we are. I do agree that the ad is in poor taste and would hope the burger tastes better.
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Why does Carls Jr. have to be so "out there" with their blatantly sex riddled commercials?!

Look, I'm not a prude, but why do they have to stoop to showing a sexed up woman eating a hamburger? I guess plain ol' smart advertising isn't their thing. No funny/clever advertising here.

Let's put it this way, I do like their product, but because of this stuff being showed to kids, I refuse to go anymore!
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clutzycook on 02/29/2012:
Boy oh boy, this commercial is quite the hot topic I have several friends on Facebook commenting about it. Too bad there isn't a Hardees' or a Carls Jr around here, I'd like to see what the fuss is about.
old fart on 02/29/2012:
By now it's probably on u-tube.... you might try that
dan on 03/01/2012:
They have gone from slurping, drawling and smaking the food they eat to sex to sell their food. AT least now I don't have to panic to find the remote.
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STEVENSONS RANCH, CALIFORNIA -- DO NOT EAT AT THE CARLS JR. in Stevenson's ranch 91381! It is so sick! I ordered a salad and it was so nasty it tasted like dirt like if the lettuce wasn't cleaned! my friend had gotten a burger from there and it had a slug in it! So PLEASE do not go there! When we had called about the situation the manager had nothing to say but sorry.
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ejack053824 on 01/19/2011:
Was the bathrooms nice?
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