Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. used to be two separate restaurants that joined forces to serve the same menu. Hardee’s is known for their scratch biscuits and Carl’s is known for their iconic charbroiled burger. Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. operate under different brand name depending on where you live in the United States. Grow up in the Midwest? You’re probably familiar with Hardees. Grow up in the West? I bet you’ve been to a Carl’s Jr. 

Here are the updated menu prices at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s in 2024. I also share how to snag a free signature burger and other savings at this burger chain. 


Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich Combo$6.31
Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit$3.44
Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Combo$5.51
Bacon, Egg & Cheese Burrito$4.36
Bacon, Egg & Cheese Burrito Combo$6.89
Big Country Breakfast Burrito$4.59
Big Country Breakfast Burrito Combo$6.89
Biscuit & Gravy$2.75
Biscuit & Gravy Combo$4.82
Breakfast Burger$5.51
Breakfast Burger Combo$7.92
French Toast$2.86
French Toast Combo$5.05
Ham Grilled Cheese Sandwich$4.13
Ham Grilled Cheese Sandwich$6.31
Hash Rounds$2.29
Loaded Breakfast Burrito$4.59
Loaded Breakfast Burrito Combo$6.89
Monster Biscuit$4.13
Monster Biscuit Combo$6.43
Sausage Grilled Cheese Sandwich$4.13
Sausage Grilled Cheese Sandwich Combo$6.31
Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Biscuit$3.44
Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Combo$5.51
Steak & Egg Burrito$5.51
Steak & Egg Burrito Combo$8.27

Charbroiled Burgers

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Beyond Burger (100% Plant Based)$6.99
Big Carl Burger$5.62
Big Hamburger$2.52
California Classic Double Cheeseburger$3.32
Double Spicy Western Bacon Cheeseburger$6.99
Double Spicy Western Bacon Cheeseburger Combo$7.23
Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger$7.23
Famous Star Burger With Cheese$4.47
Guacamole Bacon Thickburger1/2 lb$8.73
Guacamole Bacon Thickburger1/3 lb$7.35
Jalapeno Thickburger$6.66
Jalapeno Thickburger Combo$8.04
Lettuce Wrapped Thickburger$7.99
Original Thickburger$7.12
Original Thickburger Combo$6.20
Spicy Western Bacon Cheeseburger Combo$6.99
Super Star With Cheese Burger$6.66
The Beyond Famous Star Burger$6.89
Wester Bacon Cheeseburger$5.62

Chicken and More

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Bacon Swiss Chicken Sandwich$7.46
BBQ Chicken Sandwich$6.20
Big Chicken Filet Sandwich$6.31
Big Chicken Sandwich$6.99
Charboiled Chicken Club Sandwich$7.12
Charboiled Chicken Salad$5.74
Chicken Sante Fe Sandwich$7.12
Chicken Stars$4.01
Chicken Tender$5.05
Spicy Chicken Sandwich Combo$7.16


Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Guacamole Bacon Thickbuger Combo$11.49
Jalapeno Thickburger Combo$11.03
Original Thickburger Combo$10.11
Guacamole Bacon Thickburger Combo$10.34
Jalapeno Thickburger Combo$9.65
Original Thickburger Combo$9.19
Chicken Tender Combo3 Pieces$8.04
Chicken Tender Combo - 5 Pieces5 Pieces$10.22
Bacon Swiss Chicken Sandwich Combo$10.34
BBQ Chicken Sandwich Combo$11.77
Big Carl Combo$8.27
Big Chicken Filet Sandwich Combo$9.42
Big Hamburger Combo$5.55
California Classic Combo$6.08
Charbroiled Chicken Club Sandwich Combo$10.22
Chicken Santa Fe Sandwich Combo$10.11
Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger Combo$9.76
Fmaous Star with Cheese Combo$6.99
Super Star with Cheese Combo$10.65
The Beyond Famous Star Burger Combo$9.88
Western Bacon Cheeseburger Combo$8.50
Lettuce Wrapped Thickburger Combo$8.99
Fish Sandwich Combo$7.99
Side Salad Combo$7.18


Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Crisscut Fries$3.67
Jalapeno Poppers$4.99
Onion Rings$3.67
Small Fries$3.26
Side Salad$3.99
Dipping Sauce$0.25
Jumbo Hot Dog$2.99
Hot Dog Combo$5.99


Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
1% Milk$2.06
Dasani Water$2.29
Hand-Scooped Shakes$4.47
Orange Juice$2.29
Soft Drink$2.63


Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
3 Piece Chicken Tender Combo$8.99
5 Piece Chicken Tender Combo$11.99
8 Piece Chicken Tenders Family Meal$17.99
Chicken Tenders3 Piece$5.99
Chicken Tenders8 Piece$13.99
Chicken Tenders12 Piece$17.99
Chicken Tenders16 Piece$22.99


Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Vanilla Hand-Scooped Shake$3.99

FAQs about the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr Menu

What menu items have been discontinued at Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr?

Since being merged almost 20 years ago, the restaurants have added and removed a few items from the menu. Discontinued dishes from Hardee’s include Big Roast Beef, Grilled Chicken Frisco, Chili Cheese Curly Fries, and Prime Rib Steak. And some discontinued favorites from Carl’s Jr. are their famous Pastrami, Philly Cheesesteak, Steak Sandwich, and Banana Pudding Shake.


Biscuits are still on the menu.

The Monster Thickburger: This burger was a massive 1/3-pound burger topped with three slices of cheese, bacon, and grilled onions. It was discontinued in 2015.

The Western Bacon Cheeseburger: This burger was topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, grilled onions, and barbecue sauce. It was discontinued in 2016.

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The Jalapeño Popper Burger: This burger was topped with jalapeño poppers, cheddar cheese, and ranch sauce. It was discontinued in 2017.

The Frisco Melt: This sandwich was made with grilled ham and cheese on sourdough bread. It was discontinued in 2018.

The Southwest Egg and Cheese Biscuit: This biscuit was topped with scrambled eggs, cheese, and salsa. It was discontinued in 2019.

These items were removed due to sales or supply issues. Some have come back as limited-time menu items so if you miss any of them you might be able to enjoy them once again. 

Are there free Famous Star or Bacon Cheeseburger Coupons at Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr?

You can also get more out of your dining experience by joining their rewards program. Want a free Western Bacon Cheeseburger, Famous Star, or Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich? Who wouldn’t? Sign up for the My Rewards loyalty program here. With a minimum $1 purchase you can claim any of these sandwiches for free during your next visit.

For regular customers, the rewards are even better as you earn 10 stars for every $1 spent. You will be able to unlock rewards for every 150, 300, and 500 stars accumulated. Use the app to take advantage of the stars you’ve earned. 

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Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. offer a 10% discount to their senior guests aged 55 and older, military, and teachers. Simply present a valid ID to claim any of these discounts.

2 for $5 Biscuit Deal 

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The results are in. The bacon, egg & cheese biscuit is the fan favorite.

The 2 for $5 biscuit deal at Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. is a limited-time promotion that allows customers to purchase two select breakfast biscuits for $5. Here are the biscuits that qualify:

  • Sausage and Egg Biscuit
  • Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit
  • Biscuit ‘N’ Gravy
  • Country Fried Steak Biscuit

The deal is available in-store and through the Hardee’s app during breakfast hours only at participating locations for a limited time. Also worth nothing that the offer cannot be ordered in combination with any other offers, coupons, or discounts.

What are the most popular menu items at Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.?

Not sure what to order at Hardee’s or Carl’s Jr.? Here are some good items to consider based on popularity. 

  • Famous Star with Cheese: This burger is made with a 1/3-pound charbroiled beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and mayonnaise on a toasted bun.
  • Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger: This burger is made with two 1/3-pound charbroiled beef patties, American cheese, bacon, grilled onions, barbecue sauce, lettuce, tomato, and pickles on a toasted bun.
  • Frisco Thickburger: This burger is made with a 1/3-pound charbroiled beef patty, Swiss cheese, grilled onions, mushrooms, and a special sauce on a toasted sourdough bun.
  • Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders: These chicken tenders are made with all white meat chicken and are breaded and fried to perfection.
  • Breakfast All-Star: This breakfast combo includes two eggs, two sausage patties, two bacon strips, hash browns, and toast.
  • Monster Biscuit: This biscuit is made with two eggs, two sausage patties, American cheese, and gravy. The biscuits at both restaurants are surprisingly good. You can also order plain biscuits to top with butter, peanut butter or jelly.
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Is there a secret menu at Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr?

There is no official secret menu from Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. However, there are hacks available that are equivalent to tasting a new dish from the joint.

An example would be the Swap Combo or Healthy Combo. If you order any of their combos and ask for a swap or healthy option, the staff will switch your soda and fries to salad and water. Try this out during your next visit and let me know what you think. 

Are there any Hardee’s or Carl’s Jr. menu items for vegan or vegetarian diets? 

Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. make their nutritional menus available to view online. You can check how many calories a certain item has to fit your specific diet. Unfortunately, there are no stand-alone vegan items that one can order at Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. without requesting customization.

And as for vegetarian options, the Beyond Burger comes with a plant-based burger patty, iceberg lettuce, yellow onion, tomato, and dill pickles. You are also welcome to ask the employee to remove items and ingredients from sandwiches during the ordering process. 

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
The Trifecta$20.00
Mazz Meal$22.99
Family Favorite$24.99
The G.O.A.T.$34.99

Who is the target audience of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr menu?

Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. latest target is Gen Z and Millenials aged 18-40. Even more, as stated in one of their interviews, they specifically market to “young, hungry guys” which is pretty straightforward considering their menu consists mainly of burgers and sandwiches.

Of course, everyone from families to busy professionals, and burger lovers appreciate Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s.  The chain offers a variety of fast-food menu items that appeal to people of all ages.