Carl’s Jr. adds Portobello Mushroom Six Dollar Burger to menu

CARPINTERIA Calif. Carl’s Jr. is bringing back the Portobello Mushroom Six Dollar Burger and making it a permanent menu item, the company said Wednesday.

The Portobello Mushroom Six Dollar Burger appeared previously as a limited-time offer in 2005 and 2007. The burger features a half-pound Angus beef patty topped with Portobello mushrooms sautéed in a garlic-butter sauce, Swiss cheese, red onion, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on a seeded bun.

The return of the Portobello burger follows the announced return of the Six Dollar Thickburger at sister brand Hardee’s earlier this week.

“The Portobello Mushroom Six Dollar Burger is one of those craveable tastes that people can’t seem to get enough of,” said Brad Haley, executive vice president of marketing at CKE Restaurants Inc., parent to the 1,195-unit Carl’s Jr. and 1,908-unit Hardee’s chains. “Maybe that’s because we combine sautéed Portobello mushrooms, often referred to as ‘the steak of vegetables,’ with a big, charbroiled 100-percent Black Angus beef patty. In fact, the burger sold even better when we re-introduced it than it did the first time, so this time around we’re making it a permanent menu item.”

The item is available at Carl’s Jr. for $4.89, or $7.39 as part of a combination meal. Portobello mushroom sauce can be added to any Carl’s Jr. burger for an additional charge.

The chain is offering a coupon for a free mushroom burger with the purchase of a $20 Carl’s Jr. gift card.

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