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James D.

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Considering what KFC does to those chickens, the Colonel was nearly my choice. However, it must be mentioned that he's a Southern gentleman. As such, he would never hit a young woman, giving Wendy a huge advantage over the old man.

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Chalk another one up for the boobs.

And whilst I don't know all of these mascots, I'd quite like to beat the hell out of Jack. My memories of Canadian television continue to linger, sourly.

Must have been watching an American channel, sir. No such restaurant in Canada.

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I still have no idea who that is.

I think Carl's Jr is only in the western US. Here is some funny info from Wikipedia:

Over the course of recent years, Carl's Jr. has been involved in numerous advertisement controversies because of the sexual content in their television advertising campaigns.[10]

Hugh Hefner campaign

In November of 2003, Carl's Jr. and Hardee's began a television advertisement campaign, that featured Hugh Hefner, the founder of the Playboy empire. The purpose of the ad campaign was to "humorously allude to [his] enjoyment of variety" -- in comparison to the fast-food chain's variety in their menu.

The commercial featured Hugh Hefner speaking in documentary format. "People always ask me: 'Hey, Hef. Do you have favorites?' I tell 'em, 'No -- It's not about that." Three young, alluring women then offer their insights into Hefner's plight. "He can have anything he wants. I don't know how he makes the choice," says the first woman. The second says, "I feel for Hef. It's so hard to choose." And finally the third: "I don't know how he does it." Hefner's response? "I love 'em all. It just depends on what I'm in the mood for." The commercial concludes with Hefner biting into a hamburger while the announcer says: "Because some guys don't like the same thing night after night."

The advertisement caused somewhat of an uproar by various organizations such as the American Family Association. As a response, the parent company of Carl's, Jr., CKE Restaurants Inc., CKE President and CEO Andrew Puzder stated in a press release: "Who better to deliver the message of variety than Hugh Hefner? We're appealing to an audience of young, hungry guys who expect a quality product, but want to have something different from time to time .... As a pop-icon, Hefner appeals to our target audience and credibly communicates our message of variety."[citation needed]

Paris Hilton campaign

In May 2005, Carl's Jr. introduced its "Spicy BBQ Six Dollar Burger" in a television advertisement, which features Hilton Hotel heiress Paris Hilton in a provocative swimsuit soaping up a Bentley automobile and crawling all over it before taking a big bite out of the burger and giving her signature phrase, "That's hot."

The commercial has drawn criticism from television watchdog groups, including the Parents Television Council. The research director for the PTC, Melissa Caldwell, says; "This commercial is basically soft-core porn. The way she moves, the way she puts her finger in her mouth — it's very suggestive and very titillating." The Los Angeles, California-based group says they plan to mobilize their "more than 1 million" members to contact the restaurant chain and voice their concern[citation needed].

Andrew Puzder, CEO of Carl's Jr., says the group needs to "get a life… This isn't Janet Jackson — there is no nipple in this. There is no nudity, there are no sex acts — it's a beautiful model in a swimsuit washing a car."

In addition to featuring the ad on their web site, Carl's Jr. has also built a separate web site to play a longer version of the commercial. In an unusual move, this site also includes a web-released parody of the official ad, created for California based recruiting firm Accolo. Their parody is a shot for shot copy featuring a large, hairy male model in place of Paris Hilton. The tagline is "Hiring the Right Person Makes All the Difference."

A similar Hardee's ad with Paris Hilton aired in June 2005.

Flat Buns campaign

In mid-August 2007, Carl's Jr. introduced its "Patty Melt Sandwich," in a television ad. The advertisement, parodying Sir Mix a Lot's Baby Got Back[11], began with a teacher explaining how it was once believed the world was flat. And there are two young males and they start rapping about "flat buns," as the commercial was advertising how the Patty Melt Sandwich was on "flat buns." However the rappers are talking about the teacher's bottom when they are referring to "flat buns." The lyrics in their rap contain somewhat sexual lyrics, and there is a glimpse of a butt drawn on a black board right before one of the rappers erases half of it to make it "flat." The teacher character in the commercial that was a source of concern for educators was edited out of the ad.[12] There are now two versions of the commercial, the one with the teacher displaying herself airing only after 10:00 P.M. in most markets.

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Roy Rogers bought Hardees over here, or the other way around, which pretty much wiped both out on the East Coast.

Same deal with Little Caesars. They're extinct here.

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