Carl’s Jr. operates a chain of more than 1,300 fast food restaurants specializing in burgers and fries. However, available menus offer surprising amounts of variety, with customers able to choose from traditional items and non-traditional items, such as breakfast sandwiches, tacos, burritos, nachos, and quesadillas. The prominent fast food chain also serves shakes and malts, cheesecake, and cookies. Quick service patrons generally select one or two entree choices, a side, and a drink to complete a full meal. Depending on the choices made, diners may ingest anywhere from 200 to 1,000 calories. Extremely adventurous fast food goers may choose multiple entree items, which increases caloric intake accordingly.

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  • Meals – The most popular items on the Carl’s Jr. menu include charbroiled beef and turkey burgers. Customers may select plain versions of the classic burger or choose souped-up versions in The Big Carl, Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger, Jalapeno Six Dollar Burger, or Guacamole Bacon Six Dollar Burger.
  • Salad and Breakfast – Salads and breakfast items round out traditional menus. While historically the most health-conscious options on fast food menus, salads featured in Carl’s Jr. menus contain around 300 calories and roughly 14g of fat. The lone exception on the salad menus includes the garden salad, which boasts only 110 calories and contains 5g of fat.
  • Mexican Fare – Options also remain available for Mexican fare. Diners may choose from tacos, burritos, and quesadillas featuring cheese, beef, chicken, or beans. Regardless of protein, burritos and tacos offer consistent calories per serving, with options falling between 150 and 300 calories for tacos and between 470 and 560 calories for burrito selections.
  • Diets – Abstaining from cheese or meats reduces calorie, fat, and sodium contents for each meal significantly. Most options presented on Carl’s Jr. menus feature cheese and red meat. Substituting white meats like turkey or chicken for red meats and leaving cheeses off of items may improve the overall nutrition profile of each meal.

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Calories Protein (g) Total Carbs (g) Sodium (mg) Sugars (g) Weight Watchers

Charbroiled Burgers

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Famous Star ® with Cheese 670 28 57 1210 12 18
Super Star ® with Cheese 940 48 59 1550 13 26
Western Bacon Cheeseburger ® 740 33 74 1500 15 20
Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger ® 1000 53 75 1840 15 27
Teriyaki Burger™ 630 28 64 1030 19 17
The Big Carl® 930 47 55 1390 12 25
The Original Six Dollar Burger ® 900 45 64 2000 19 25
The Guacamole Bacon Six Dollar Burger ® 1020 49 56 2120 11 28
The Western Bacon Six Dollar Burger ® 1030 53 81 2440 16 28
The Low Carb Six Dollar Burger ® 560 38 9 1390 5 15
The Jalapeño Six Dollar Burger™ 910 44 54 2020 11 25
Big Hamburger 490 25 59 1000 15 13
Kid’s Hamburger 280 11 34 580 8 7
Kid’s Cheeseburger 340 14 35 860 8 9

Charbroiled Turkey Burgers

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Calories Protein (g) Total Carbs (g) Sodium (mg) Sugars (g) Weight Watchers
Turkey Burger 490 29 45 960 10 13
Guacamole Turkey Burger 470 32 43 1040 9 13
Teriyaki Turkey Burger 470 32 55 1090 18 13
Jalapeño Turkey Burger 490 32 43 1190 9 13

Chicken and Other Choices

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Calories Protein (g) Total Carbs (g) Sodium (mg) Sugars (g) Weight Watchers
Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich 420 20 51 800 8 11
Charbroiled Chicken Club™ Sandwich 580 36 45 1270 10 15
Charbroiled Santa Fe Chicken™ Sandwich 560 33 46 1300 10 15
Charbroiled BBQ Chicken™ Sandwich 390 30 50 990 13 10
Bacon Swiss Crispy™ Hand-Breaded Chicken Tender Sandwich 570 29 42 1410 7 16
Buttermilk Ranch Hand-Breaded Chicken Tender Sandwich 460 22 42 1020 7 13
Honey Mustard Hand-Breaded Chicken Tender Sandwich 440 22 44 940 9 12
Kid’s Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ (2 pieces) 180 16 9 520 0 5
Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ (3 pieces) 260 25 13 770 0 7
Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ (5 pieces) 440 41 21 1290 0 12
Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ (10 piece box; 2, 5pc servings) 440 41 21 1290 0 12
Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ (15 piece box; 3, 5pc servings) 440 41 21 1290 0 12
Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ (20 piece box; 4, 5pc servings) 440 41 21 1290 0 12
Spicy Chicken Sandwich 460 14 47 1360 5 13
Chicken Stars™ (4 pieces) 170 8 12 360 0 5
Chicken Stars™ (6 pieces) 260 12 18 540 0 7
Chicken Stars™ (9 pieces) 390 18 26 810 0 10

Sides

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Calories Protein (g) Total Carbs (g) Sodium (mg) Sugars (g) Weight Watchers
Natural-Cut Fries (Kids) 240 3 31 480 0 7
Natural-Cut Fries (Small) 300 3 39 600 0 8
Natural-Cut Fries (Medium) 430 5 55 860 0 12
Natural-Cut Fries (Large) 460 5 59 920 0 13
Sweet Potato Fries (Small) 360 3 47 590 19 10
Sweet Potato Fries (Medium) 510 5 68 860 27 15
Sweet Potato Fries (Large) 540 5 71 900 29 15
Chili Cheese Fries 810 21 80 2050 2 23
CrissCut® Fries 450 5 42 900 0 13
Onion Rings 530 8 61 590 6 15
Fried Zucchini 330 6 36 610 7 9

Salads Without Dressings

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Calories Protein (g) Total Carbs (g) Sodium (mg) Sugars (g) Weight Watchers
Crispy Chicken Salad 350 24 29 810 7 10
Original Grilled Chicken Salad 280 18 26 880 8 8
Garden Side Salad 110 4 14 230 3 3

Salad Dressings and Dipping Sacues

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Calories Protein (g) Total Carbs (g) Sodium (mg) Sugars (g) Weight Watchers
House Dressing 220 1 3 440 2 6
Blue Cheese Dressing 320 2 1 410 1 9
Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing 35 0 5 480 3 1
Sweet & Bold BBQ Dipping Sauce 70 1 15 560 10 2
Buttermilk Ranch Dipping Sauce 200 1 2 300 1 6
Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce 180 0 6 190 5 5

Breakfast

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Calories Protein (g) Total Carbs (g) Sodium (mg) Sugars (g) Weight Watchers
Breakfast Burger™ 820 37 70 1480 14 22
Sourdough Breakfast Sandwich 470 28 39 1320 3 13
Steak & Egg Burrito 640 36 43 1770 3 17
Loaded Breakfast Burrito 770 31 53 1430 2 21
Big Country® Breakfast Burrito 720 26 55 1390 2 19
Bacon & Egg Burrito 570 27 38 1000 1 15
Hash Brown Nuggets (Small) 350 3 32 440 0 10
Hash Brown Nuggets (Medium) 390 3 36 490 0 11
Hash Brown Nuggets (Large) 560 5 52 710 0 16
Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit 610 20 39 1380 3 17
Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit 470 16 38 1130 3 13
Bacon Bacon Biscuit 520 22 39 1500 4 14
Loaded Omelet Biscuit 550 20 39 1340 3 15
Monster Biscuit® 800 31 40 1780 3 22
Biscuit ‘N’ Gravy™ 450 9 50 1320 3 13
Made From Scratch Biscuit™ 290 6 37 730 2 8

Desserts

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Calories Protein (g) Total Carbs (g) Sodium (mg) Sugars (g) Weight Watchers
Chocolate Chip Cookie 370 3 48 350 27 10
Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake 290 6 32 230 21 8
Chocolate Cake 300 3 48 350 36 9

Hand Scooped Ice Cream Shakes and Malts

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Calories Protein (g) Total Carbs (g) Sodium (mg) Sugars (g) Weight Watchers
Vanilla Shake 700 14 86 260 74 19
Chocolate Shake 690 15 84 310 69 19
Strawberry Shake 690 14 83 260 73 19
OREO® Cookie Shake 710 16 79 360 63 20
Vanilla Malt 770 15 100 300 86 21
Chocolate Malt 760 16 98 360 80 21
Strawberry Malt 760 15 97 310 84 21
OREO® Cookie Malt 780 17 94 410 74 22

Tacos

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Calories Protein (g) Total Carbs (g) Sodium (mg) Sugars (g) Weight Watchers
Street Taco – Chicken 150 7 15 330 1 4
Street Taco – Steak 160 9 14 480 1 4
Hard Taco – Ground Beef 210 12 15 340 1 6
Southwest Chicken Soft Taco 310 11 19 740 1 8
Crispy Taco 220 5 20 440 1 6

Burritos

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Calories Protein (g) Total Carbs (g) Sodium (mg) Sugars (g) Weight Watchers
Burrito California – Chicken 470 24 45 1480 4 13
Burrito California – Steak 480 28 44 1780 3 13
Burrito Mexicano – Chicken 550 27 56 1730 3 15
Burrito Mexicano – Steak 560 32 55 2030 3 15
Burrito Especial – Chicken 580 28 58 1800 4 73
Burrito Especial – Steak 590 33 57 2100 3 16
Beef, Bean & Cheese Burrito 500 24 51 1260 1 14
Bean & Cheese Burrito 470 18 54 1150 1 13

Specialty and Other Menu Items

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Calories Protein (g) Total Carbs (g) Sodium (mg) Sugars (g) Weight Watchers
Super Nachos – Ground Beef 1000 33 93 1730 5 28
Super Nachos – Chicken 950 27 93 1790 6 26
Super Nachos – Steak 960 32 92 2090 6 26
Taco Salad – Ground Beef 880 38 67 1780 8 24
Taco Salad – Chicken 830 33 68 1840 9 23
Taco Salad – Steak 840 37 67 2150 8 23
Quesadilla – Cheese 530 16 37 980 0 14
Quesadilla – Chicken 630 26 42 1560 2 17
Quesadilla – Steak 640 31 41 1860 1 17
Chicken Taquitos (3 piece) 400 18 37 730 2 11
Chicken Taquitos (5 piece) 620 28 62 1140 4 17
Side of Beans 290 13 29 790 1 8
Chips 300 4 35 35 0 9
Guacamole 60 1 3 150 1 2

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  1. Cheryl Hulse says:

    I can never eat at Carl’s Jr. again cause of their super high sodium. I just hope people learn that much sodium will kill you.

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