Sunday, February 22, 2009

Restaurant Review: Hardee's

Hardee’s has two locations in Chapel Hill: 1800 Fordham Blvd and 6116 Farrington Rd. The Farrington Rd. location is off of Highway 54 at the light right before you merge onto I-40 East at Exit 273. I remembered I heard that Hardee’s had a 1/3 Low Carb Thickburger, so I thought it was time I tried it. The low carb burger is made from 100% Black Angus beef and has everything that a “regular” burger does minus the bun.

I had not tried fast-food except for a few times since I was diagnosed with celiac disease almost three years ago. I could not believe how good the Low Carb Thickburger was! One burger is around $3.50 which is more than most fast-food burgers but is definitely worth it.

You can view the PDF concerning allergen information here. It was updated January 26, 2009.

I did not think to see if the French fries were cooked in a dedicated fryer, but I will have to ask next time I go. After I got home I realized that the allergen menu indicates that the ice cream minus cookie dough and cookies and cream is gluten free. That’s another thing I will have to look into soon. If you happen to gain any insight into either of those things, let me know!

The 1/3 Low Carb Thickburger is a great alternative to the usually pricey gluten free food!


Emily said...

Good idea for a post on the Low Carb burger. I'm glad they still make that even though the Atkins fad seems to have faded. It's nice to just order and not have to go through that whole, "No bun," thing.

By the way, have you ever been to Sugarland for Gelato, on Franklin Street?

They told me there they will make gluten free cakes, etc. on special order! (so maybe a cake after burger?)

Lauren said...

I'll have to check out Sugarland! Thanks!!