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Rating: 4/51
ARNOLD, MISSOURI -- The advertising showing two girls in very skanty clothes feeding each other is very obnoxious and certainly not in good taste.
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Burger Boy on 2012-10-01:
Personally I rather like that commercial. Nothing wrong with 2 scantily clad babes eating sloppy burgers that I can see!
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI -- No wonder our children these days are so messed up. Trashy women on HARDEES COMMERCIALS MAKES ME SICK !!!!
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BigAl on 2012-09-13:
You can blame your children for being "messed up" for a multitude of reasons but a Hardees commercial is not one of them.
ript on 2012-09-13:
I agree that television has an impact on impressionable children. Many credible studies have confirmed this. Consider giving corporate your feedback.
BigAl on 2012-09-14:
Television does have an impact on children but a Hardees commercial would not have a negative impact. However the reaction of a parent to the commercial could have a negative impact.
FoDaddy19 on 2012-09-14:
And whose responsibility is it to monitor what their kids watch?
jc on 2012-09-14:
Sorry, I disagree with the whose responsibility is it to monitor what their kids watch? Parents can hardly monitor what commercials will be shown.

ript is spot on here. The problem is 99% don't care and obviously, if this isn't what the people wanted, these commercials wouldn't be aired in the first place.
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The Hardees commercial that is aired on nick cartoon channel is DISGUSTING !!!! My children watch cartoons and are very impressionable and its outrageous! The two women barely have any clothes on and act as if they are going to kiss all because of your food!

I am appalled that you are OK with children watching this. I am no longer eating at your restaurant and will tell everyone who will listen to do the same until this commercial is removed!
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clutzycook on 2012-09-04:
Are they running them during cartoon time or during the prime-time Nick at Night hours?
Kris10 on 2012-09-04:
Hmm, I have yet to see this commercial. I'll have to check it out now! I'll agree though that they should air it on a more appropriate channel at a more appropriate hour, but I have no problem with any company using sex to sell their product.
FoDaddy19 on 2012-09-04:
I think at least part of you blame should be with Nickelodeon as they were the ones who actually made the decision to run the commercial. If this commercial was broadcast during daytime hours then yeah, I don't think it was a good call. If was on during Nick at Nite or whatever the call it, then there's nothing wrong with it IMHO.
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Bathroom Cleanliness
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Rating: 5/51
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA -- I visited your place 8/11/2012 as all 6 of us do every sat am. We have been doing this for the last year to 18 months. Two of the party are handicapped. We need clean bathrooms. These were not clean. It was reported to the manager and Shdicpe seamed to ignore the problem. As we tried to use them later and nothing had been done to clean them. There was human waste on the seat and floor in one of the stalls. We use this store because it is very convenient and handicap accessible.
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FoDaddy19 on 2012-08-13:
I think everyone would like clean bathrooms regardless of disability status. If the situation doesn't improve you may want to consider informing your local public health official. Personally I just flat out try to avoid public restrooms as much as possible for the very reasons seen here.
Anna Molly on 2012-08-13:
FoDaddy19...great response, and I couldn't agree more.
Lisa on 2013-07-15:
If the employees are using the same bathroom, and can stomach to ignore the filth, it makes you wonder if they are washing hands before handling our food. Stay clear of that one!!!!
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Front Sign out 745 8/08/12 for several nights store #1377
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JACKSON, ALABAMA -- The main signage on building has been out this week. I mentioned to manager and said the sign cuts off early before closing. tonight it was off at 745pm. It is dark with decor on south side. Several people have mentioned looks like closed.

Doesn't seem like night crew really wants much business. Tea was taken out of lobby before 800pm.

Good service and good product if public knows you are open.
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MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE -- I always have to ask for lemons, then wait while food gets cold. Other restaurants have them out, Krystal, Cap Ds, Back Yard Burgers. Of three Hardees in Murfreesboro, this one is the worst. I have asked the manager three times for them, and workers each time.
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DebtorBasher on 2012-07-22:
Can't you ask for the lemons when you place your order...that way, your food won't get cold while you wait for them later. What are the lemons for...iced tea or part of your meal?
spiderman2 on 2012-07-22:
I don't like when they have lemons sitting out. I don't want anyone walking by to touch something I am going to put in my drink.
FoDaddy19 on 2012-07-22:
It`s kind of rare for a fast food place to have lemons set out as a condiment. I wouldn't really expect it at a place like Hardee's.
Bill on 2012-07-23:
I never use the lemons when dining out. You don't know if they've been washed and you don't know how many hands have touched them.
At home I wash the skins before dropping a lemon or lime slice in my drink.
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PADUCAH, ILLINOIS -- Didn't look like it did on TV commercial, patty melt was not hot, cheese didn't melt, poor sandwich overall and will not buy it again!!!!!!!
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Anonymous on 2012-05-09:
Thank you for letting us know. Hopefully you let the manager on duty know these issues as well, and gave them a chance to make things right.
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Rating: 4/51

The blonde, sexy girl is supposed to be advertising a hamburger, but the sexual implications are too much and I know people who turn the TV off when the commercial is on the television.
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FoDaddy19 on 2012-03-28:
I know it's awesome right. But seriously, kudos to you (and/or the people you know) for simply turning off the TV when you find something offensive. That or simply changing the channel is the right way to do it IMHO.
Kris10 on 2012-03-29:
I love that commercial! I think it was clever because they're advertising a spicy sandwich with some spice of another sort. You're perfectly able and have the freedom to not watch this commercial.
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Vulgar Sex in Your Ad in My Family's Face
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Rating: 2/51
ILLINOIS -- When I watch family television, like March Madness with my wife and kids and grandkids, why do you subject us to vulgar, inappropriate and sex-filled ads to sell a sandwich. If this ad continues, I will NEVER purchase anything again from your restaurants. Let's wake up and clean up your act!
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Starlord on 2012-03-18:
Your TV set has two important controls, the on/off switch and the channel selector. I have seen the director's cut of that commercial, which I understand is more risque than what airs on TV, and I see nothing wrong with it. Who are you to determine what I have the right to see, hear and read? that is ultimately whast you are trying to do, control what I have access to. If you don't want to see it, change the channel or turn it off, but don't try to force censorship on everybody else.
trmn8r on 2012-03-18:
I wish Kate Upton was in every commercial on tv, but not in such a suggestive role. I can understand why some may be offended by this commercial - I find some commercials offensive in other ways, and I usually turn the channel or ignore them.
tnchuck100 on 2012-03-18:
I'll bet the advertising agency that put together this ad is going to get a lifetime contract with Hardee's/Carl,s Jr.

If the complaints on this site are any indication of the ad's success this agency has it in the bag now.

This ad has done exactly what was intended. Attracted attention. And a LOT of it.

Starlord has said it best.
Anonymous on 2012-03-18:
I would think that Hardees has the right to make whatever commercial they choose. The fault, if any, lies within the FCC for allowing it to air, or moreover CBS, NBC, ABC, or whatever other channels choose to air them during their breaks from regularly scheduled programming.
JISCal2 on 2012-03-18:
The sandwich being advertised isn't bad. A little too messy but I love the spice and the heat from the jalapeños.
ok4now on 2012-03-19:
After be subjected to the unending, annoying and utterly stupid Geico commercials (Wheee!! Pig on a skateboard) I liked the Hardees commercial. I did not find it vulgar or inappropriate. It does get your attention and after seeing this I'll try one of their burgers.

Starlord said it best. You have an on/off switch and a channel tuner. If it offends you turn it off or change it. This is what I do when the Geico commercial comes on.
BigAl on 2012-03-19:
I cannot stand the Allstate "Mayhem" commercials. I just flip the channel until it is over. As far as the Hardees commercial and the OPs opinion of it being vulgar, inappropriate and sex filled I will assume the vulgar and inappropriate is because it is sex filled. I have watched this ad several times and as of yet I have not viewed any sex being shown. I have seen a current Old Spice commercial with a man showing far more skin than the Hardees commercial but I have not heard one complaint.
Venice09 on 2012-03-19:
Just because the commercial is getting attention doesn't mean it's good for business. If Hardees is a family restaurant, it could backfire.

When I watched television with my kids, I didn't want to worry about changing the channel when commercials came on. Ads like this should only air later in the evening.
madconsumer on 2012-03-19:
this commercial was not aimed at 'families', but to a different demographic.
Venice09 on 2012-03-19:
But it is being aired during times when family shows are on, hence all the complaints.
Anonymous on 2012-03-19:
While companies bid for airtime, its ultimately the networks that decide who gets which time slots. Blaming Hardees is like blaming Trojan for which aisle Walmart places them in.
jktshff1 on 2012-03-19:
+10 J4A, but the business still has to give it's OK to the spot.
Slimjim on 2012-03-19:
Actually it doesn't work that way for the most part. Stations have rates, and you buy spots where you want them as available for the price set by the station(s). If this was playing during the game, then it wasn't by chance.
Anonymous on 2012-03-19:
Slimjim> Yes, but the time slot isn't sold blindly. The commercial still has to be approved. Otherwise, someone could film a porno and run it at halftime.
CrazyRedHead on 2012-03-19:
Be happy it's not Spongebob eating that burger and rolling around.

All of my kids (7 through 21) have seen that commercial and they don't even pay it any attention anymore.
Slimjim on 2012-03-19:
True J4A, but stations only approve or disapprove ads as a whole, not with addendum as to when they will run them. In this particular ad's case, it's a big time marketing campaign by Hardees with plenty of $$$ being laid out. They didn't pay Kate to have a biz moment, just to be seen at 10 PM or later.
madconsumer on 2012-03-19:
+41310 J4A!!
traceylynn on 2012-03-20:
This commercial is only aired ( that I have seen) during adult programming like 2 1/2 men and 30 rock (which is not children oriented programing). It is NOT aired during kids shows. The March Madness games I have seen it on are only after children should be in bed ( 10pm and on) I have also seen it during the soaps. Point is the shows it is showed during are more vulgar then the commercial itself or it is on so late kids shouldn’t be up anyway to see it.
Venice09 on 2012-03-20:
Traceylynn, that's the point I've been trying to make all along. This commercial should only be aired during adult oriented shows and later in the evening. If kids are watching shows that are inappropriate for their age and the ad comes on, parents have more than the commercial to be concerned about.
trmn8r on 2012-03-20:
Off topic, but I see a reference to Geico commercials above. While Maxwell was very annoying in the car going "wheee!", I actually like him in the skateboard commercial. The way he acknowledges the man next to him with a simple head nod and then points out the "reduce speed" sign I find amusing. The "wheee!" is still annoying.

I like the "mayhem" commercials, especially when the guy poses as a distraught female. The State Farm commercials with the car up the side of the building is funny as well.

I go for humor - I would never buy a product of any of these commercials based on the commercial or "getting their name out there".
MRM on 2012-03-20:
This certainly won't be the last time you'll see these "annoying" commercials. They've got your attention, implanted in your mind, and you'll be talking about them in the bus, at work, at school, and everywhere else.

The bottom line, deal with it or change the channel.
Kim on 2013-08-07:
Totally inappropriate and I have stop eating at Hardees and never plan to again. As you can see, the lack of morals are going down the toilet with each new generation. If you had any morals at all you would be disgusted at this type of advertising. They are exploiting woman as objects to sell a product and it needs to stop. You can read the male comments and its obvious they have no values of respecting women and it's very sad.
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The new commercial
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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -- This new commercial is completely inappropriate for TV. What happened to peoples morals? I mean, It's a fast food commercial! Not a porn/ soft sex video! Not just adults watch TV. The 3 year old I babysit saw it & she asked "what is she doing?" I mean come ob now really?? Now I bet this commercial HASN'T MADE THEM ANYMORE MONEY! Have some respect! This isn't proper.
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Venice09 on 2012-03-08:
Just curious. What was the three-year old watching when she saw the commercial?
trmn8r on 2012-03-08:
"Now I bet this commercial HASN'T MADE THEM ANYMORE MONEY!"

I would not be so sure. One thing the commercial has done is direct a LOT of attention towards Hardees. Sure, there are people such as yourself complaining. I would guess the reaction is more positive than negative, but there is no way for us to know fot sure.

While I agree it borders on inappropriate, I don't believe it is soft porn or any kind of sex.
Skye on 2012-03-08:
This commercial is getting what Hardees wants, ATTENTION.

You can contact Hardees, and let them know how you feel about this commercial at:

Venice09 on 2012-03-08:
Attention that creates a bad impression can have repercussions. If Hardees' clientele is mostly families, this commercial could backfire. Are there enough men to make up for the loss of family business? I have no idea. I've never even been in Hardees. I don't think these commercials have hurt them in the past, so I guess that answers my question. On the other hand, I wonder how much they've gained, if anything.
trmn8r on 2012-03-08:
I have been in a few chains one time each. Sonic, Long John Silvers, Hardees, 5 Guys. I'd go back to any one of these if Kate Upton sat on my lap while I drooled.
old fart on 2012-03-08:
I'm 72 years old. If Kate Upton sat on my lap I'd do more than drool!
Steve-n-NorCal on 2012-03-08:
What happened to turning the channel if you don't like or agree with what is shown on television?
Anonymous on 2012-03-08:
I find it inappropriate others telling me what I can or can't watch on TV.
Cwazychicken on 2012-03-08:
I noticed today during American idol, they showed a girl just eating a hamburger making a O face. Guess the complaints worked to not advertise it so much on tv? I swear I have not seen the kate upton commercial on tv, but I have seen it online. Me, its not as bad as girls gone wild commercials!
Venice09 on 2012-03-09:
That's what they did with the old Quiznos commercial where the guy wanted to 'put it in' the oven. There were different versions depending on the show and time. But I think that happened AFTER all the complaints.
madconsumer on 2012-03-09:
it does not matter what anyone was watching on the telley, all that matters is the babysitter found the commercial inappropriate for young children.
Venice09 on 2012-03-09:
If the babysitter is concerned, then it does matter. If the child was watching an age appropriate program, then the babysitter should have had some expectation that the commercials were also appropriate. If a child is allowed to watch a program that is not age appropriate, then the adult is taking the risk that the commercials might be inappropriate for a child.
ktisnumeroUNO on 2012-03-09:
I too would like to know what station the child was watching when this commercial came on. I highly doubt this commercial was played on Nickelodeon or the Disney channel. And I then would ask why a three year old is watching anything but childs programming on TV?
lexophiliac on 2012-03-09:
ABC Television, Disney, premiered a new drama on Sunday night. It is called GCB, which stands for Good Christian B*tches. Bet Walt is rolling over about now. Nickelodeon and the Disney channel have had some controversial programming for a few years now also.
ktisnumeroUNO on 2012-03-09:
Whoa, unbelievable!!! I retract my comment lol I had no idea. Good Christian B*tches huh? Yeah... They sound like good Christians, teaching children cuss words. (sarcasm)
Skye on 2012-03-09:
It's not the babysitters fault this commercial came on while the 3 year old was watching TV.

I had a local channel on, watching the news, and this commercial came on, but my kids were preoccupied with coloring when it came on.

It has nothing to do with, oh what were you watching in front of a 3 year old, it has to do with this commercial is everywhere, and it's upsetting many people out there. But as I said, Hardees got what they wanted when they aired this stupid commercial, ATTENTION.
trmn8r on 2012-03-09:
Disney owns the ABC television group. It's a sure thing that Good Christian B----- wouldn't be seen on Disney, and I would otherwise not be shocked that this is on ABC.

The fact that Disney owns them... eh, I'm not sure how I feel about that but it isn't very positive.
ktisnumeroUNO on 2012-03-09:
I believe if you are that concerned about what your children might see on TV, don't watch television that might feature inappropriate advertisements... Even if its the news. I believe it has everything to do with what is being watched in front of kids. You can't have a "oh think of the children" mentality when you are potentially directly exposing the kid to this. Another solution? Don't watch tv in front of the kids. I don't believe that commercials like this should be restricted. It doesn't offend me and many other people out there. And frankly, I am getting a little tired of the repetitive complaints against this commercial. If you don't like it, don't watch it!!!!!
harD -e on 2012-03-09:
Sexually explicit commercials belong on sexually explicit networks, not mainstream viewing channels. There is no denying the blatant sexual innuendo in the commercial. There is no warning the commercial is coming, like another poster said, it aired during the news. ktisnumerouno, the same advice you are offering to those who are offended by the commercial you could take yourself in regards to reading the complaints about them, simply don't read them if you are tired of them. Just as you are entitled to your opinion of them not being offensive, others are entitled to their opinion that the ad is offensive.
Skye on 2012-03-09:
I'm not going to give up watching tv, and blaming parents because of this commercial is not fair to those of us, who do monitor what our kids watch, and while watching something innocent like rthe news, and then this commercial pops up is like telling us to not breath because we might catch a germ.

Seriously, I think the commercial is stupid, but Hardees feels it needs to sexualize their garbage food, in order to increase sales. I'm not telling Hardees to remove the commercial, I just do my best to change the channel the minute I see the start of it, because I find it again, stupid. How about a nice hot oiled up guy once in a while for us ladies to look at?

Ain't freedom grand?
ktisnumeroUNO on 2012-03-09:
Agreed, everyone is entitled to an opinion, which is why I'm expressing mine. USA, USA!
Skye on 2012-03-09:
Slimjim on 2012-03-09:
A couple things I would weigh in on.
1. I've only seen the full commercial on Youtube from a link here. Every time I have seen it on TV, it has the sweaty cleavage shot edited out. I'm starting to guess that all the negative reactions have made Hardees rethink its original format. It no way is near as explicit in its current form that I have seen on TV.
2. I never get the arguments of "change the channel then" or What were your kids watching. This commercial shows nationally at any given time, not just on "adult only" shows, and how (or why) does someone need to grab a remote in a mad dash to protect their kids from this? Non subscription TV has FCC rules, and I believe this ad pushes them to the limit, and possibly more. There is a line, and pushing it gets your spot noticed, however, public opinion can certainly dictate also if it goes too far.
Old Timer on 2012-03-09:
Bottom line, "money". If Carl's and Hardees do well from these types of commercials they will continue to push the envelope and run them. People hated the last ad agency too, the commercials where sloppy burgers were falling all over people like a bad case of a FOF sammie swimming in tarterbiz sauce. And don't forget the ever irritating slurping of their drinks.

Carl's and Hardees gained traffic by running disgusting commercials. They were the winners, the ones that were turned off by it all as like right now, will spend their money someplace else. Evidently they are a minority or Carl's/Hardees would stop running the commercials. I know Carl Karcher would never approve of how his once family run business is being advertised today, but he is gone now so what he would have thought and done went with him.
Slimjim on 2012-03-09:
Well yes of course Ot it's money. National advertising costs a fortune and having a star in the spot makes it even more expensive exponentially. It's called the ROI, or Return on Investment, and you better get some serious new business from an ad with $$$ like this going into production and airing. Does the star power and the risky shots of her having an nthebiz moment gain enough attention to move people into their restaurants, while offsetting the boycott backlashes? That's the million dollar question. I'm thinking the toned down version is the compromise they are going for now.
JulieSC on 2012-03-09:
Skye -
I know exactly what you are talking about because during the evening 6:00 news I have seen this commercial several times and it disgust me!! In my opinion, Hardees must not be doing so well with selling their product because apparently it takes showing a womans body parts to sell their nasty food!!! Pretty bad if you ask me!!!
MikeZ on 2012-03-15:
Have not eaten at Hardees since their first round of offensive commercials years back. And won't be trying them again soon. Years back before their perverted markeing I would eat several times a week at Hardees.
consumer w/$ on 2013-02-13:
I will never, ever spend a penny at Hardees, thanks to their lewd advertising.
Ronald McDonald on 2013-04-14:
Come on over to Mickey d's.....vote with your $ people.....
joanna on 2013-09-02:
Help boycott hardees and carl jr due to the sexual content in their commericals! Their prices are higher than other fast food chains and I didn't mind paying more until their sexual commercials aired. I will never spend another dime at hardees. I even refuse to pick coworkers food up at hardees and in the process have gotten coworkers to boycott hardees too.
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