I use to enjoy this chain but it has changed big time. They have opened several in Knoxville in the past year. Nothing is the same and the green shades have apparently been responsible. Cut down on quantity and quality and save money in the short run. In the long run they go out of business. In Knoxville the chicken must have been prepared from pigeons as the breast and thighs are so small, the sides are obviously not the same and quite frankly, nothing is the same. Bisquits are not good. They should learn something from Hardees.
Paul E. Smith
You are right Paul:
"During the mid- and late-1970s, and despite an otherwise sluggish economy, Hardee's saw rapid chain growth and high profits on the strength of its two key sandwiches: the "Big Twin" (a two-patty burger using a distinctive cheese and sauce combination) and the "Big Deluxe" (a single, wide quarter-pound burger with a unique, tangy mayonnaise). Both burgers were "charco-broiled" and were cooked in a process using heated "char-rocks" that caused the fat content dripping off the cooking beef to ignite for a distinctive "flame-broiled" taste. Radio advertisements featured "Mama Cass" Elliot singing the jingle "Hurry on down to Hardee's, where the burgers are charco broiled!""
My absolute favorite FF burger of all times was the Big Twin. It was a sad day when Hardee's discontinued this cooking method, as IMO they have gone down hill since. Their only saving grace has been their breakfast biscuits. Rarely do I see any Hardee's doing a worthwhile (profitable) business beyond breakfast hours. And speaking of that, they have now discontinued the smoked sausage biscuit. I think those in charge have lost their minds...
post edited by Adjudicator - 2014/01/10 08:33:35