A few months ago,I was watching some TV show or movie which took place in California,and Los Angeles specifically.Well,in this one scene,as the characters were driving down the road,I saw this fast food joint,and I immediately recognized it as a Hardee's,except that California doesn't have Hardee's.It's mostly a southern and midwest chain.But I knew I wasn't imagining things.The brief image I saw of it,was too clearly a Hardee's color scheme and style for it to not be.But I couldn't figure it out
For about 3 months now,I've asked several Californians about it,and I described the colors and little star,but no one knew what I was talking about.I almost started to think I really hadn't seen it.But this afternoon,while watching Empire Strikes Back and just clicking around the blogs,I decided to check out Hardee's website.Just before I left the site,I noticed in the lower left corner (the area that no one ever reads),a little icon for CKE restaurants.So I clicked it,and ahh HA! There was my "phantom" fast food joint which eluded me for so long.
It's called Carl's Jr.
I know this seems silly to blog about,but I'm rather relieved and content now.It was really grating on me not being able to figure out what the place was.Now I'm happy,and next time I get out to the west coast,I'll definately have to swing by one of those joints.Hardee's is great,so Carl Jr's should be too.A spicy chicken sammich,biggie fries and a ice cold sweet tea. Mmmmm,that's livin'. :)