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Hardee's Latest Hamburger: Does It Live Up To The Commercial? (Humor Review)

Updated on May 17, 2013
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Building An Appetite

What is Hardee's doing?!?!

The latest Hardee's commercial is a prime example of what fast food nation advertising has become in the United States. Skimpily dressed models in shorts too tiny to cover the assets of the posterior. Halter tops too small to hide the gifts of family genetics. Sweating bodies intertwine in facade of sensual battle. And, all of this as the new Memphis Barbeque Thickburger is shared by two models that have never digested a hamburger in their lives!

Just what most guys like!

I ask you, is there no truth in advertising? If we can't believe what we see on television or the internet, what can we believe?

I mean, just look at these bodies being exhibited! These are celery and carrot stick bodies that have a side of protein shake for desert, not hamburger munchers!

Watch this video of the commercial closely!

Hardee's Memphis BBQ Thickburger Commercial

No, This isn't reality either!

Now this guy is almost as far fetched as the two girls in the commercial!  However, this comes closer to being reality than the two girls!  Have you seen the commercial yet?
Now this guy is almost as far fetched as the two girls in the commercial! However, this comes closer to being reality than the two girls! Have you seen the commercial yet? | Source

Oh, the humanities! Brothers and sisters, what does it take to sell hamburgers in today's world!

Indecent displays of this type are typical in the world we reside in these times of innocence. . How dare the supporters of this genre contaminate the eyes of those who cannot see beyond the pleasures of the flesh! Shame on you for even watching the video, even though I told you to!

If you're a guy, I bet your eyes never left the screen!

I say, since when do you find two girls like this behind a grill? You don't! Not even in Hooters! Girls like this stay far away from grills. They know that the temptations of the aroma and the sizzling of cooking meat will cause them to gain 10 pounds and lose the sweet and gentle livelihood they‘ve pursued. These two obviously were paid well for their culinary efforts, among other things.

Did Hardee's pay these two a huge amount to do this commercial without having the product to back it up?

That was a question that finally came to mind after viewing this disgusting commercial for the twentieth time. Should I, a representative of the innocent in America, take a trek to the local Hardee’s and see? Should I make the sacrifice of showering, getting out of my sweats, and using vital gas reserves to see if this sandwich was worth the sacrifice of the Hardee’s brethren to pay these two models the outrageous sums of money to perform as they did?

Before deciding, I decided to watch the commercial one more time!

Hardee's Memphis BBQ Thickburger Commercial

Yes, I will make this sacrifice for those who read and wonder. I will travel to the nearest pit of hamburger sin and force myself to venture along the thin line between morality and damnation. Who, among you, can say I’m not loyal to my followers?

My destination has been reached!  I'm walking the thin line but it's too late to turn back!
My destination has been reached! I'm walking the thin line but it's too late to turn back! | Source

My Journey

Fifteen minutes later, I was facing the Friday evening traffic. Dodging texters and avoiding smoochers who couldn’t wait for a red light, my life was in mortal danger. I sped faster, weaving in and out of three lanes as I hoped to leave these hazards behind. Red light delays became my nemesis. Yet, within seven minutes, I arrived at the pit to eternal darkness and supposed hamburger bliss.

I've been in line for over five minutes and haven't moved.  The main menu is in sight, yet, seems so far away at this point!
I've been in line for over five minutes and haven't moved. The main menu is in sight, yet, seems so far away at this point! | Source

I found myself to be the eighth car in the drive up window lane. Secretly, I pulled out my camera to take pictures of my visit should I not survive. At least my journey would be documented if the armed security guards came rushing out and laid down a barrage of lead projectiles in response to my journalistic endeavor.

I wondered, “Are those ahead of me on a quest for their readers also, or are they the "already damned" that no longer have a choice in the direction their life is going?” I shuddered at the answers I envisioned.

Ten minutes later, I had advanced two spots in line. Bored, I found a fly with one wing torn by my power window. I removed him and enjoyed minutes of childhood pleasure watching it spin circles on the dashboard. "Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzz."

Now, the menu board was within sight. Still too far away to make out pricing, I could just make out a picture of the object of my quest in the center spotlight area. It had to be at least one fourth of the entire menu board. But, had Hardee’s forgotten to pay the models? Only the hamburger was pictured! Disappointment rose as I pulled forward.

My selection gets center billing, even without the girls in the commercial.  With the pricing, it should!  "Brother, can you spare a dime?"
My selection gets center billing, even without the girls in the commercial. With the pricing, it should! "Brother, can you spare a dime?" | Source

Now, the menu was to my left. I found that the sandwich came in three sizes. They had brought me here with lies and visions of goddesses of beauty being present to feed me as I lay on my back lounging in the lap of another. (Okay, they hadn’t implied that at all, but we all have dreams!) I chose the middle 1/3 lb. size.

“Yeah, what do you need?”

A male voice, mumbling those words through the speaker cast aside all expectations of any of these scantily clad beauties awaiting. Not even a “How can I help you?” (I guess Hardee’s and Walmart hire the same class of employees.)

“I’ll take a 1/3 pound Memphis BBQ Thickburger combo, medium, with a Diet Coke. Oh, and add a Little Thickburger, also." (My cat, Gabriela, had asked me to pick up one for her, as she felt she needed some home cooking for a change.)

“$11.64.”

Not much for politeness or small talk, was he? Anyway, 10 minutes later, I finally reached the drive up window.

A twenty year old male, with sideburns resembling those of a wookie, opened the window and repeats his immortal words, “$11.64.”

I’m glad he reminded me. After ten minutes, anyone can forget. (So kind and yet, such a lad of few words.) Taking my twenty, he turned, grabbed my change, and handed it to me without saying a word. Customer service at it’s best!

I sat there, remembering the commercial.

Hardee's Memphis BBQ Thickburger Commercial

Doesn't this look just like the commercial's? Let's get real!

This is the final product as received.  Sandwich sure looks different than it did on TV!  Notice, the fries.  It's a small container and it's less than half full.  No sampling was done prior, and none in the bag!
This is the final product as received. Sandwich sure looks different than it did on TV! Notice, the fries. It's a small container and it's less than half full. No sampling was done prior, and none in the bag! | Source

Finally, the Taste Factor

Five minutes later, the employee slammed opened the window, handed me the bag, and slammed the window shut without a word. (What do you want to bet he was probably 2011’s Employee of the Year?)

I raced home, which took 1/3 of the time sitting in line did, took pictures of the eight dollar combo for this article (I’d already given the Little Thickburger to Gabriela) and sat down to see if it really was as good as the commercial projected.

My first bite told the story. The barbeque sauce used was extremely heavy and sweet. My mouth reacted the same as it had when I was a child and had taken a drink of lemonade after having chewed a Sweet Tart.

Gabriela, my demon cat, smirked and said, “Oh, the devil is roaring with laughter!”

I could almost taste the barbequed pork, and almost taste the hamburger, but couldn’t make out the onion strips or cheese at all. With every bite, the taste demanded more and more Diet Coke to clean the palate. Upon rare occasion, the pork taste did somewhat appear, but was quickly overcome by the BBQ sauce. And then, it was over.

I was a little disappointed. It wasn’t quite what the commercial had indicated. Or, was it?

I needed to watch the commercial again.

Hardee's Memphis BBQ Thickburger Commercial

Nutritional Value ... Not Here Either

No, not quite as portrayed. So, I decided to let the nutritional value speak for itself. This was where Hardee's would shine! There was no doubt. Surely, they would do their best to provide us with a healthy meal. I went to www.Hardees.com and sought out this vital information.

Hardee's Memphis BBQ Thickburger (1/3 lb.)

Item
Amount
Serving Size
339g
Calories
960
Calories From Fat
470
Fat
52g
Saturated Fat
19g
Cholesterol
105g
Sodium
2090mg
Sugars
31g
Protein
36g
DECLARED ALLERGENS: Egg, Milk, Soy, and Wheat
"I don't feel so good.  Just let me sleep!"
"I don't feel so good. Just let me sleep!" | Source

Add a small fries and await the paramedics arrival.

Luckily, it was my only meal for the day. and I managed to stay under 1200 calories. Also, I'd given myself enough fat and sodium content to last two weeks. What a sacrifice I made for my brethren.

Sitting here, finishing this article one hour later, I’m extremely sleepy, have a loud ringing in my ears, and have no energy to do anything. In addition, my cat is already asleep and snoring loudly. Half of her sandwich still remains. (These are some noted side affects of unhealthy fast food.)

My other cat, Faletame, is lying on his back laughing! “You two are crazy! Where’s my Little Friskies?”

I again turn to the commercial to see if any warnings were presented.

Hardee's Memphis BBQ Thickburger Commercial

A Final Thought

Nope! Not even that can renew my vitality. Brothers and sisters, I ventured too close and crossed the line. I fear until after the nap I’m about to partake of, I have caused my stomach to enter the valley of the damned. I can only pray for mercy.

Would I recommend the new burger?

Even though everyone has their own taste preferences, the sandwich I received had way too much BBQ sauce for my taste. If Black Angus Beef and real pulled pork is indeed being used (which there is no reason to doubt), it is my preference to taste some of it.

In my opinion, only if you love barbeque sauce more than you enjoy tasting meat, and don’t mind giving yourself enough calories and sodium to last for days could you really enjoy this offering. Yet, everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Give it a shot and let me know what you think!

Or, do yourself a favor. Watch the commercial one more time and forget about the sandwich.

Hardee's Memphis BBQ Thickburger Commercial

Kind of makes you hungry, though.

I wonder if Hardee's has salads?


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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Advertising masks a lot, and you're right, the ladies in the commercial there probably wouldn't swallow a thick burger. All subliminal tricks on the senses! A fun, yet serious hub!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Michelle -

      So good of you to drop by!

      I'm going to have to go back and redo it if you think it's serious. lol Was simply having a good time playing around with it.

      Thanks for commenting! Much appreciated!

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I don't like Hardee's that much but considering they don't really advertise to anyone but young, hungry guys. I'd heard about the new Memphis BBQ Thickburger but not about the fact it had pulled pork too- seems like too much meat. I knew I wasn't going to eat it but this review solidifies that for me! Great job :).

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Alecia -

      Thanks for stopping by this morning!

      It's not a bad concept, but just way too much BBQ sauce for my taste. Very seldom does something make me pucker with it's sweetness, but this did the trick. Some may like it, though! If I were ever try another (which I don't see in the immediate future) it would be the smallest one. Glad you enjoyed this! Many Thanks!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I haven't been to a Hardee's in years. I saw a Facebook post the other day ... A test on a fast food hamburger and fries. Two years later left untouched and their form looks the same. Ewww.

      I enjoyed your spin on Hardee's. I'll continue to pass.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Linda -

      This was only the second time I've had fast food in months. I thought I'd sacrifice for the sake of a Hub. I'm kinda sorry I did. It just doesn't hold the pull on me it once did.

      Thanks for commenting! Much appreciated!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Richard, my husband thanks you for this enjoyable viewing this morning. Usually I catch up on Hubs published while I was sleeping nd my husband could acre less, but he happened to be walking by and stopped immediately when he saw these bikini clad girls!! Seriously, loved the review and again Kevin says thanks buddy, lol!! I have to say being from NY, I have never actually been to a Hardee's, but you have pretty much described the drive-thru for most fast food establishments, as well as the lack of realism in TV commercials to the reality of the food when we purchase it from these places. Great job :) I have of course, voted, shared and tweeted too!!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Hmm, seems the 'male' commercial is a little "Lost"...that is an old one! So, as for the girls, RC is there a Babe's Anonymous you can join? You seem a bit obsessed with this R-Rated commercial ;) We don't have Hardees up north so we've missed the subliminal joys of these provoking commercials.

      Loved this hub! Written in your inimitable style. Voted up, useful (you did review the burger), funny, and interesting (you did dig up an old commercial).

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hayyy.... I didn't get the notification for this one!!? Anyway, great article, learned a lot...... About burgers!! You did a great job. Heard some men are obsessed with that ad. .... No, no,.... I am not saying YOU! Yeah, you just watched it.... For the thousandth time, for US, right?! RIGHT..... *_*

      ROFL..... and all the other letters that goes with that!! :)) I like your style, a true journalist! Voting up ++

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      Sherri 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      I haven't laughed this hard over a hub in a long time. The crowning piece for me was the number of times you repeated the ad. Hardee's should hire you as media director!

      If I had written a review of the ad and burger, it wouldn't have been a bit funny, because Hardee's strategy is gross. It demeans women, encourages eating disorders, denegrates the obese, and makes jack arses out of men young and old. Their approach isn't one bit funny.

      With all that said, good for you giving up fast food! It really doesn't taste so good when you haven't had it for a long time, does it? I gave it up a year ago, bought a Micky Dee's Angus burger about a month ago, and couldn't get through it. That night, just like you and your kitty, I didn't feel so good, and we won't talk about the next morning.

      Up, funny, funny, funny.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Janine -

      Good Morning!

      I'm glad Kevin enjoyed. Just give him a thumbs up from me. It's a guy thing. He'll know what it means! lol Glad you both enjoyed this one. Hardee's actually used to be decent, but then they came out with all these thickburger things and got expensive and slow. I hadn't been to one in a year or so, so this was a little bit of a surprise.

      Thanks for all you do! Much Appreciated!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Mary -

      So good to see you this morning!

      I really searched for the ladies to have "equal enjoyment." Years ago, I remember turning my head the other direction as Hardee's had a male model with washboard abs. I hunted for an hour trying to find it, but had to continue the humor with the track star instead. lol In stand up, we use "callbacks" to bring about another laugh. The ad was my callback today!

      I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Many Thanks!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      LaThing -

      Good Morning! I just published it this morning. HP is probably

      still asleep since it's a Saturday.

      I had to make sure all the feeds went through, when putting it together, editing, and publishing, etc....... Actually, I'd be happy if I never saw it again. Okay, at least until tomorrow. : )

      Thanks for the compliments! Much Appreciated!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Sherri -

      So nice to see you!

      As you saw, the running gag was the number of times the ad was in the hub, while I played everything from political correct advocate to minister to reviewer. I'm happy you saw the humor in this one! lol I was serious in one part, and that, as you know, was in the way I felt afterwards. I've been up all night, and still the taste of the BBQ sauce reminds me of the experience every now and then.

      Really appreciate your comments! Many Thanks!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      How funny! It's hard to believe that this commercial is for real! I've seen ads for this burger, and they sure make it look good, but after seeing your pictures, I think I'll stick to my policy of no fast foods! You sure do write a fun hub! :) Voted up and tweeted!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Stephanie -

      Really nice of you to visit today!

      I was talking to a friend when I saw this spot for the first time yesterday. They said, "You ought to write a hub on that!" I thought about it a few minutes and agreed. The hard part was trying to be funny when I felt so lousy afterwards! lol

      Thanks so much for commenting! Much Appreciated!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Did you actually eat one of these things??? Look at all the sodium in one: not too good for high blood pressure ( caused by watching one of their ads)

      We don't have a Hardee's in my little town. In fact, our local Burger King just closed down!

      Voted UP, and shared.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Mary -

      The sacrifices I make for my readers are greater than most realize! Not only do I spend two full days a week on my newscast, I subject my body to sodium monsters and commercial offerings! lol

      I live almost between three fast food strips. Multiple offerings of all the killing foods one could wish. Usually, I stop at Jarod's place if I'm going to have some. The chance to right a comedy hub about this commercial and it's sandwich offering was just too much to resist. : )

      I appreciate your comments! Many Thanks!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      RC LOL- you deserve a BIG THANK YOU!!! LOL Every single time I have seen a Hardee's commercial, it actually makes me sick to my stomach, the way they slop down the sandwich and it bounces off the table or whatever and to watch the "scantily" dressed woman sitting there, i.e., in one commercial with her legs spread wide open. I always tell my husband why doesn't someone write to the CEO's of Hardees and tell them, this is sickening - but I guess to most men, that's what they love to look at, but what does it have to do with a burger -maybe not to some men, as this does remind me somewhat of someone and the love of the scantily dressed women!!! Then they show the sauce all dripping down their faces like . . . and I know all to well, men love to look at these lovely ladies, but once you arrive at Hardee's, as you have personally experience, the experience and the food does not live up to what is being advertised, which to me is false advertising. I know they are "tempting" one to go visit there establishment, which I am sure many have, and some of the food may actually be good. It is the advertising industry who love to do whatever it takes to sell a sandwich. RC - I think this should be mailed to the CEOs of Hardees, but I am sure, they love the ladies around, which is normal. LOL I love how you kept repeating the video and showing its ridiculousness (very clever). You amaze me dear one with your creativity, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart, as I have thought this for years and years. Plus, to wrote it with an open mind, tested it out, and came to the only conclusion one can. I remember that song, "Junk Food Junkie," how appropriate. Also, thank you for the insight as to just how healthy the food is here at this establishment. LOL Love your cat photo, how sweet. There is no "Superb" button to click, so Voted Way Up as far as it goes. Excellent write, has it all, humor, and is subtle in its thought-provoking message. I am sure for some, they will have to run out now and get that burger or whatever. I know they have won awards for their commercials, so there you go - the mentality of America. Now, their biscuits are great in the mornings. LOL I am going to have to remember this one for next year's Hubbie Awards. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Faith Reaper -

      You have just qualified for the longest comment I have ever received! lol

      I'm humbled by your comments and kind words. I think, in essence, I simply must respond with a humble and sincere, "Thank You!"

      Really appreciate you stopping by! Again, Many Thanks!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      RC - is that a violation to write one so long? If so, oh well. I have my grandchildren up and one was trying to help me with the commenting, and I see some typos, but the point is made!!! In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Faith Reaper -

      Please, don't take my comments as a negative! In no way were they meant that way! Please, accept my apology for the misunderstanding!

      I actually turned and read your comments to my wife. She agreed with me that they were tremendous comments. Again, please accept my apologies. Sometimes, the web makes it hard to see one is smiling.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, no apologies necessary, as I think is is great, and did not think anything from your response dear one. As I stated, I think it deserve a Hubbie Award. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      I think you could have squeezed that commercial in there maybe ONE more time. :) Hey, where's the Paris Hilton Hardee's commercial that was banned? :)

      And you obviously have NO idea what kinda eye candy the ladies like. :) You need to go back to marketing school. LOL

      Great job, RC. Nicely done. ;) Voted up and sharing.

      SOMEONE GET RC A DOCTOR! I *know* it's a shock that I finally made it to one of your hubs to actually read it. Better put that in your diary. Might not happen again for awhile. lol

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      TT -

      The paramedics are on their way. I may have only seconds left. You visiting is a shock! lol

      I really searched for something better. There was nothing available. I found the Paris Hilton, but every time I tried to add the url, it gave an adult only warning. Didn't think HP would allow it!

      Thanks for everything! Much appreciated!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      As always, my pleasure, RC. :)

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      This is the funniest and most creative hub I've read. I don't know what's going on in Memphis but they don't run commercials or hire girls like that here in my neck of the woods. Who knew it was so sexy to grill or bite a burger? This was just awesome!

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      Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from the Ether

      I saw this commercial on TV and almost shat my pants, seriously. I was like wow...is this really a commercial for a freakin' burger? Must be an amazing burger indeed! LOL. Awesome hub, funny and creative.

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Rcrumple...do you realize how many times those half-nekked ladies are in your hub?? You might want to order a big glass of ice water with your burger and throw it at yourself!! Fast food does not pass my lips........and even a handsome, muscular stud muffin in a thong couldn't entice me......Especially a man in a thong!! LOL.....happy Hardee Hunting!!....Up & funny

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Linda -

      Thanks so much for stopping in!

      They surprised even me with this one. I think I laughed at it more than anything when I first saw it. Then, a friend suggested I do a hub on it. Sooooooo, anyway, this is what happened after! lol

      Thanks for commenting and the compliments! Much appreciated!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Kitty -

      Really good to have you drop by!

      Believe me, if you like BBQ sauce, and an overabundance of it, it's probably pretty good. I like to taste meat, with a little BBQ sauce instead of the other. So glad you liked this!

      Appreciate the visit and comments! Many Thanks!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Paula -

      How many? lol

      Now I heard you love to go to girls night out and see old Bubba dance. I bet if he held it to your lips (a hamburger, that is) you'd take a bite! lol Glad you liked this little thing! : )

      Thanks for commenting! Much appreciated!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Ahm a-gonna warsh that nasty ole mouth out with Maw's lye soap....you ole coot!!!!!!!!!!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      But ah's only tellin' ya wha' tha boys down the convenience store was talkin' about last week. Couple of 'em said thay's wives had head on down the road ta Missy Clara's as she held ' a special "ladies night" fer y'all. Said she'd got old Bubba Ray Johnny George Jackson ta dance fer y'all. Said he was drunk, so's tha line wasn't real straight in the line dancin', but y'all was havin' such a good time, y'all didn't care much. Said tha whole thing ended when Bubba's brother, Johnny Jeff, who weighs 'bout 375 lbs, came out in his red long johns missing back seat buttons! Ah'm jes' tellin' wha' was told me! Sassy ole woman!!!!! Ain't gonna argue 'bout it coz Ah'm pertinert fixin' ta get around ta maybe doin' sumthin' sooner or later!

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      I am so glad the commercials have no effect on me (LOL) And yeah, I agree with Alecia: it looks like way too much meat and I really can't stand yellow american cheese. I don't think there's a Hardee's around in my town, so they don't have to worry about my business! Thanks for the prewarning :)

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Keith,

      Good to see you!

      LMAO! I'm glad they don't either, my friend! It's actually not a bad chain as they offer a wide menu. Some very tasty breakfast items. Yet, this one is definitely not a favorite of mine.

      Thanks for commenting! Many Thanks!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      This is as hilarious as a hub can be. Hardees obviously wants to sell burgers to men. They had a few male models in commericals.. I don't think they were there to intice females. Just goes to show, sex sells, but not to us ladies. You are a riot!!!!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Tammy -

      Good to see you!

      I remember several "washboard stomach" male model commercials that Hardee's did. Guess women are more concerned about their figures than Bubba in his pick up truck! lol

      Appreciate the comments! Many Thanks!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Big Macs or Whoopers are my fast food fare. I use them as laxatives. My body doesn't like them (30 to40 minutes)

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Mh-

      Good to see you!

      Sounds like you don't have to wait for the pharmacy to open. One stop at Micky D's and a stopwatch for relief. lol

      Have a great one, my friend! Thanks for stopping by!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      The thing is---anything to sell whatever. And those gorgeous ladies..never would eat one of those chemical concoctions.. their bodies----their temples. got a good laugh early in the morning. Thanks..

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Carol -

      Good Morning!

      You realize you're going to make me watch it again to see their temples... ooh, you mean the bodies... I missed their foreheads the first time, or two. lol It really is ridiculous the length some advertisers will go to. I just wanted to bring it out a little. : )

      Thanks for commenting! Much appreciated!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Yum yum. Now I want to run out and get a burger after watching that clip (just kidding...really) . I have a special aversion to Hardees since I used to go to them in college when I was hung over. Funny hub on a Sunday morning. Thanks!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Glimmer -

      Good to see you here!

      You? Hung over? You? I can't believe it! I'm shocked! lol I didn't have one growing up, but they've been around me for a couple of decades now. I actually used to eat their small burgers fairly regularly. Then they when to this "thickburger" menu and ran many of us away. The still have decent breakfasts, from what I'm told. Happy you enjoyed this!

      Appreciate your commenting! Many Thanks!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Wow! I can't say I've seen that commercial!I have seen some of the other commercials, though. They are certainly not as exploitative as this one but I would agree that what you get is NOT what you see. I was laughing aloud at the drive through experience. I have never waited on line as long anywhere as at Carl's Jr. thank you for this entertaining and sadly, truthful hub!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Randi -

      So nice to see you here!

      They seem to be pushing the line further and further the longer they get away with it. They did have a Paris Hilton spot banned in 2005, that I have yet to see. (I think it's still on youtube) Glad you enjoyed the humor.

      Appreciate your commenting! Many Thanks!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Richard you so bad!!! LOl... I can't quit laughing.. You know where I live? I live near the Memphis Barbeque that they have every May. in Memphis.. . there are so many people there.. but I have never seen women that look like that!! LOl..

      I don't eat at Hardees.. fast food makes me sick thank God!!!

      I can't wait for your Monday news reporting hub..

      Have a great evening my friend

      Debbie

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Deborah -

      I love Memphis Barbeque! I've only stopped while passing thru Memphis but it's absolutely fabulous!

      My problem with the hamburger is that it's not Memphis BBQ. The sauce may be, but in Memphis, you have an opportunity to taste the meat with some sauce added. It's not saturated with it! I am glad you found my humor here. Several missed it! lol

      Really appreciate your smiling again! It becomes you so nicely! Many Thanks!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      You are so sweet Richard. I wish I could take you to Roundevue its the best Barbeque you will ever eat. Its on a back street in Memphis off of Beale Street.. .. It stays packed.. Love their barbeque .. your hubs are so funny.. can't wait till tomorrow.. thank you for making me smile.

      Debbie

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      mejohnson 4 years ago

      Funny hub full of sad truths when it comes to advertising and the real product. I laughed my head off at the actual picture of the sandwich. Makes me feel kinda sorry you had to eat it that BBQ infused sandwich. Great hub. Voted up.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      mejohnson -

      So nice to see you here!

      Glad you enjoyed the humor. It was kind of a disappointment when I opened up the container. More so when I bit into it! lol The sacrifices I make for my readers!

      Thanks so much for commenting! Much appreciated!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Rich, an excellent and humorous review. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I've come to believe advertised stuff is best avoided. These models wouldn't touch these hamburgers even with a barge pole were they not paid as handsomely as they are.

      You did a wonderful job with this hub.

      Voted up, interesting and awesome.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Rajan,

      So good of you to visit.

      I'm glad you enjoyed this little piece. Advertising only adds to the price of the product. We all know the models made a lot for performing here. But, can't blame them for working and making money. lol

      Thanks so much for commenting, sir. Much appreciated!

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Rich - I laughed and laughed and laughed. Brilliantly clever and funny. :) And the six, or was it seven, repeats of the commercial was simply genius.

      But I do have a complaint...that last video was the best you could offer us ladies?? For shame! :) I love that you wove the cats into the tale. :)

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Theresa -

      So glad you dropped in!

      I think it was six, but I could go back and watch them again to be sure.... not! lol I really did search for a washboard stomach type of guy spot, but a young Hurley from Lost was the best I could do. lol Besides, I know women are above that type of thing, right? : )

      Thanks so for commenting! Much Appreciated!

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning RC... advertising is designed to get your attention, see them often enough and it is burned into your mind. We see them everyday over and over again until they are embedded and become part of the DNA. Do they lie, do the tease, do the temp, you bet.

      The commercial would be more believable if what they offered is what you get. It would be interesting if they allowed the cameras in the back and showed you the way things are actually cooked and handled.... lol

      Rolly In Canada

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Rolly -

      Good Morning, my friend!

      Advertising is a joke! I used to write commercials at several radio stations I announced at, and I never checked out the product first! lol I really wrote this as a satirical look at the advertising world. Hope you saw a bit of the humor. : )

      Thanks so much for commenting! Much Appreciated!

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      Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I felt my arteries clogging just reading this hub. Haha. I don't care... those fries look damn good in that photo. I am on a diet and it sure beats the salad I had for dinner. By the way, I haven't seen a Hardee's in years. I am kind of jealous. Voted up!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Jeannie -

      Nice to see you here!

      Now, say it after me, "Celery.... Celery.... Celery...." lol Hang in there. I really did feel bad after eating this. I guess my body is smarter than my mind at times.

      Thanks for commenting! Much Appreciated!

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      Jordanwalker39 4 years ago from GA

      This was an awesome hub! No matter how hard I try I still want a burger now!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Jordan -

      Good to see you (Kind of, that is, your windows are pretty steamy).

      Glad you liked this! Be wary of the burgers. They come back to haunt you when you get older!

      Appreciate the comments! Many Thanks!

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      Jordanwalker39 4 years ago from GA

      Well maybe I will make my way over to Taco Bell then. haha.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Well Sir Rich you just delivered my Christmas present to me a day or so early which is fine by me - lol - because that is the greatest commercial I have ever seen in my entire life and I can't wait for go out and have a thickburger ........ lol - yes my friend you have a keen eye for cutting edge humor, your wit is razar sharp and your satire is always spot on and so truthful - all in all you have to be the funniest man at the Hub and it's been a pleasure meeting you this year - I am sending you warm holiday wishes and continued good health, happiness and prosperity for you and your family in the new year.

      lake erie time canada 9:03pm we might be getting a white Christmas here by the lake - I guess we will see - how is the weather for you?

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      My friend, it is such a pleasure to see you visit! I'm glad you enjoyed your present, this year. I'm afraid it was all I could afford, with times being what they are (as well as job recruiters). Words from the greatest on this evening are welcomed, but humbling, to say the least. And, yes, they're predicting a light snow here. Of course, as my old training in a Navy "weather" school indicated, "Predictions are guesses based on God's whims. You have a 50/50 chance of being right, and a 50/50 chance of being wrong. If you're right, you look like God. If you're wrong, blame it on God." lol This has been a great year on HP, meeting such fine and artistic individuals as yourself!

      I'm wishing you the most pleasant and happiest of Christmas days!

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      Jayme Kinsey 3 years ago from Oklahoma

      How did I ever miss this hilarious hub? You had me in stitches. I love how many times you had to watch the commercial to remind yourself this was indeed, the right burger. I don't blame you...it certainly didn't look the same. Must have the same photographer as those online dating sites!

      Thanks for the great laugh! Voting up!

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      Rich 3 years ago from Kentucky

      My goodness, it's so long since I've been back to HP's. Glad you left this one. It's one of the few I left here after setting up my blog when HP's started their quest to eliminate creative writing. I guess they kept this because it was a review of sorts. Glad you enjoyed!

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