Fast-food chain is getting messy

February 21, 2008 5:15:37 AM PST
Carl's Junior is getting messy. The fast-food chain is introducing a new line of cheeseburgers and french fries smothered in chili. The company says most restaurant chains avoid chili-laden offerings because of the mess they create at the drive-through window. But Carl's Junior says its core market of "hungry young men" won't care if they drip some chili on their shirts or the car seat. The chili dishes join Carl Junior's Monster Thickburger, which packs more than 1,400 calories and 100-plus grams of fat.