Friday, February 27, 2009

Review: Carl's Jr. in Cedar Park, TX

I visited the Carl's Jr. located at 1315 E Whitestone Blvd. in Cedar Park, TX 78613 on yesterday. I had driven by it a couple of times; however, I never stopped for lunch or dinner. I wish I had stopped sooner. I was impressed. Very impressed.

As soon as I entered Carl's Jr., I was promptly greeted by the person behind the counter. I gave the menu a quick look and one hamburger stood out over the rest. It was the Guacamole Bacon Six Dollar Burger. The burger is a charbroiled 100% Black Angus Beef Patty with guacamole, two Strips of Bacon, two slices of melted Pepperjack cheese, lettuce, two slices of tomato, red onions and Santa Fe sauce on a toasted sesame seed bun. So, I decided to give it a whirl.
If anyone from Carl's Jr. is reading my blog, I would like to say thanks for creating a very tasty burger. The spicy guacamole paired up nicely with the beef and bacon. Although the burger is a little messy to eat, I highly recommend trying it out. For me, if a burger isn't messy, there is something wrong with it. I like a burger that is juicy and hard to pick up. To me, that is a sign of a great burger. I had ordered the meal and the natural cut fries were delicious. Perfect for this burger.
My entire experience at this Carl's Jr was wonderful from the beginning to end. The staff was wonderful. I was greeted by a very friendly and helpful individual. I observed that the staff helped customers with their choices and were very knowledgeable on the items on the menu. To the management staff, I say, "GREAT JOB!" The staff constantly checked the dining room and were always cleaning. They would stop to check on the customers. I had 2 different individuals drop by my table to check on me to see if I needed anything and how my meal was. As I made notes for this review, one of the employees asked if she could take my tray to give me more room to write. Very nice! Two other things struck me about this particular restaurant. One, it was fully staffed for lunch. I waited only a few minutes before I received my order. I had just enough time to fill my drink cup and find a table. I sat down and in less than a minute I had my meal. Two, managers were visible at all times and they helped as cashiers at the counter as well as the drive-thru. GREAT JOB!
The inside of the restaurant was absolutely clean and ready for customers. The staff, as mentioned earlier, stayed on top of things in the dining room. They cleaned the tables quickly and made sure everything was perfect. They regularly checked on customers and chatted with them.
To be quite honest, I really enjoyed the burger and will be ordering it again. Yes, the prices are higher than your average burger place, but that is the point. Carl's Jr. is not your average burger place.
To the staff and managers of the Cedar Park, Texas restaurant, thanks for making my first wonderful and I look forward to my next visit.

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