Carl's Jr.'s Cheeseburger-Plus-Hot Dog Took 10 Years to Make

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Coming May 20.
Coming May 20.

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's are bringing out the latest weapon in fast food chains' war to stand out with outrageous menu items, a cheeseburger topped with a hot dog sliced in half and sitting on a layer of Lay's potato chips. It joins recent carb-delivery systems like Taco Bell's Waffle Taco, Burger King's Bacon Sundae and of course the KFC Double Down, which used chicken instead of buns.

But items like the forthcoming Most American Thickburger aren't easy to dream up and roll out, USA Today reports:

In fact, Carl's and Hardee's have been working on perfecting it for close to 10 years, says Haley.

Given that this is supposedly the culmination of the work of a decade, longer than the Manhattan Project was officially active, we're pretty excited to see what's on the Carl's Jr. menu in 2025. Any suggestions?

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