Friday, September 28, 2007

My Brother Likes Flat Buns

Okay, so this was a momentary break from the healthful lifestyle that I had been trying to pursue. The other day, my brother Jon and I ate a late lunch (around 5 PM) at the local Carl's Jr. We ordered...you guessed it...their new Patty Melt (of "I like flat buns" fame). While I enjoyed the burger, fries, and Coke combo, it was a slight shock to my relatively new, low-calorie digestive system. In other words, I didn't eat for the rest of the day, until about 2 o'clock in the afternoon the day after.

I'm not a big fan of patty melts, but my brother is. He found Carl's Jr.'s new burger - with the standard ground beef patty - similar to Coco's patty melt. So I'm guessing he's given it, if not a resounding seal of approval, at least a passing grade. A 'Butt Minus' is technically a passing grade, I think...

According to my brother, the perfect patty melt (an 'Ass Minus'?) would still contain the standard ingredients of a patty melt: two slices of toasted rye bread, grilled hamburger patty, melted cheese, and sauteed, diced onions. However, the cheese needs to specifically be Swiss Cheese (unlike Carl's Jr.'s use of American). Additionally, sauteed mushrooms must be added to the mix.

The only time he remembers having such a masterpiece was at an obscure family-owned diner in Arcadia, CA.

All in all, though, we both liked the Carl's Jr.'s Patty Melt.

I do have to call Carl's Jr. on a technicality. Their "flat buns" aren't literally flat buns; they are actually buttered slices of toasted rye. Sliced bread from a loaf are not individually baked buns. I'm just sayin'...

Anyway, here's the original "Flat Buns" commercial, complete with the controversial TILF (think 'teacher' + 'MILF' - the 'M' part...got it?):


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