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National Chain Adds Turkey Burgers to Permanent Menu

Business Wire/CKE Restaurants(CARPINTERIA, Calif.) -- A fast food chain known for its cholesterol busting hamburgers is turning to turkey.

Carl's Jr. and Hardee’s have become the first national fast food restaurants to add lower fat turkey burgers to their permanent menus. The sister brands, owned by CKE Restaurants, have been criticized for serving up very high-calorie burgers. Now they’re hoping that a new line of charbroiled turkey burgers can help sway their critics.

“More customers today are looking for great-tasting burgers that are better for them and/or are available with a beef alternative,” said Brad Haley, executive vice president of marketing for CKE Restaurants.

The company says the new burgers have less than 500 calories each.

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