Hardee's may be known for monster-size burgers with eye-popping calorie counts, but the chain is trying out a turkey burger that's a little more diet-concious.
The turkey burger will be available in Hardee's restaurants this week. In North Carolina, there are about 240 Hardee's, including about 25 in the Triangle.
Boddie-Noell, the Rocky Mount-based Hardee's franchisee for the area, started introucing the burgers today in Rocky Mount. It will be offering three turkey burger varieties in all of its stores by Wednesday, said chief marketing officer Jerry Allsbrook. There's a traditional burger with lettuce, tomato and all the normal toppings. There's a barbecue ranch version. And there's a mushroom and swiss version. Prices range from $2.99 to $3.49.