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The Most Popular Burgers at Hardee’s

As one of the oldest fast-food chains in the United States, Hardee’s has been serving delicious burgers for decades.

From the original charbroiled Double Cheeseburger to the more modern takes on this fast-food staple, Hardee’s burger menu has something for everyone.

If you’re looking for a delicious burger that won’t break the bank and still contains all the classic flavors, you should check out Hardee’s burgers.

To help you decide which burger to order, here are the 14 best Hardee’s burgers ranked from great to fantastic!

14. Small Hamburger

Small doesn’t mean it’s not tasty, and Hardee’s Small Hamburger is the perfect proof.

This classic burger comes with a single beef patty, ketchup, mustard, pickles, onions, and American cheese.

The small size of the hamburger makes it an ideal option for kids or anyone who wants a snack instead of a whole meal experience.

Nutritional Information:

250 calories, 11g protein, 32g carbohydrates, 9g fat

13. Small Cheeseburger

Similar to the Small Hamburger, this cheeseburger is made with a single beef patty, ketchup, mustard, pickles, onions, and American cheese.

The only difference between the Small Hamburger and the Small Cheeseburger is that the latter has an extra slice of cheese – which makes all the difference!

If you have a picky child who likes their food a little simpler, you may want to take out the pickles and mustard.

Nutritional Information:

290 calories, 12g protein, 32g carbohydrates, 14g fat

12. Double Cheeseburger

Hardee’s Double Cheeseburger is a great option if you’re not a big eater but still want a higher ratio of beef in your burger.

This cheeseburger is made with two flame-grilled all-beef patties seasoned with salt and pepper, a slice of American cheese, dill pickles, onion slices, ketchup, and mustard.

All the ingredients are stacked nicely in a warm seeded bun.

This burger goes great with a side order of fries or hash rounds.

I love ordering the Double Cheeseburger and their fresh apple turnover or cinnamon roll.

Nutritional Information:

380 calories, 25g protein, 56g carbohydrates, 26g fat

11. Western Bacon Cheeseburger

The Western Bacon Cheeseburger, a.k.a. WBC (as it’s affectionately known), combines a charbroiled beef patty with crispy bacon strips and onion rings, BBQ sauce, and melty American cheese served in a lightly toasted seeded bun.

If you’re looking for a bolder flavor than your average fast food burger, this is definitely worth trying out! 

I love how crunchy the onion rings are, and the BBQ sauce adds a nice tangy sweetness to the burger.

The bacon strips have that smoky, salty flavor complemented perfectly by the melted cheese.

And all of these flavors come together in one delicious package when you take your first bite!

Nutritional Information:

810 calories, 38g protein, 80g carbohydrates, 38g fat

10. The Big Hardee

The Big Hardee is an all-beef double patty burger for those who take their beef seriously.

It comes with two charbroiled 100% USDA-approved Angus beef patties, American cheese, lettuce, and Hardee’s signature sauce on a warm sesame seed bun.

The juicy patties sell the burger itself, while the lettuce, cheese, and signature sauce give it extra flavor.

For keto and low-carb fans, you can order this burger without the buns to make it high protein and low carb.

Nutritional Information:

920 calories, 47g protein, 55g carbohydrates, 58g fat

9. Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger

If the original Western Bacon Cheeseburger isn’t enough to satisfy your cravings, try the Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger.

It’s the same burger but with two beef patties instead of one.

The combination of two beef patties, bacon strips and onion rings, BBQ sauce, and melted American cheese makes this burger an incredibly flavorful meal.

The beef is juicy, while the bacon adds a smoky flavor to each bite.

The BBQ sauce soaks the outer layer of the onion ring to create this intense flavor.

The melted cheese ties everything together and completes this wonderful burger.

Nutritional Information:

1060 calories, 58g protein, 81g carbohydrates, 57g fat

8. Big Cheeseburger

Although I love the Big Cheeseburger a lot since it packs in many flavors, I must admit that this burger isn’t exactly big.

It has just one beef patty, American cheese, diced onion, ketchup, and mustard on a sesame seed bun.

It’s an excellent option for those who want something quick, easy, and tasty.

The charbroiled beef is juicy and plays well with all the other standard burger ingredients.

Nutritional Information:

540 calories, 28g protein, 56g carbohydrates, 23g fat

7. Original Angus Burger

If you love a burger full of real and fresh ingredients, Hardee’s Original Angus Burger is one of your best options.

It’s a classic cheeseburger with a thick and juicy 1/3 lb. 100% Angus beef patty, extra layers of lettuce and tomato, red onion slices, pickles, mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup.

And when you think there’s nothing special about the buns, you’ll be surprised that they’re made of potato flour.

This burger is a great choice for people who are allergic to gluten.

Nutritional Information:

780 calories, 45g protein, 56g carbohydrates, 43g fat

6. Mushroom & Swiss Angus Burger

I always have a weak spot for mushrooms and Swiss cheese in a burger.

And I must say, Hardee’s Mushroom & Swiss Angus Burger is one of my favorites.

This burger comes with a charbroiled Angus beef patty topped with two layers of creamy Swiss cheese.

It’s then smothered with a healthy dose of sautéed mushrooms for an extra layer of flavor and texture.

The combination of melted Swiss cheese and grilled mushrooms gives this burger a steak-like flavor.

And for non-gluten eaters, the potato flour buns make this burger safe to eat.

Nutritional Information:

620 calories, 36g protein, 51g carbohydrates, 37g fat

5. Frisco Angus Burger

Swiss cheese and sourdough makes a fantastic grilled cheese duo.

And when you add bacon strips, tomatoes, and a third pound 100% black Angus beef patty to the mix, you get the one-of-a-kind Frisco Angus Burger.

Along with a slather of mayonnaise to give the burger a creamy finish, it is one of my favorite burgers at Hardee’s.

The only downside is that this burger does not do well once it’s cooled down.

The sourdough toast becomes chewy, and the melted Swiss cheese makes it a mess.

So when you order the Frisco Angus Burger, enjoy it fresh before you move on to the fries and other items.

Nutritional Information:

760 calories, 40g protein, 44.7g carbohydrates, 53.8g fat

4. Monster Angus Burger

There are days when I want beef, bacon, and cheese, and that’s when I order Hardee’s Monster Angus Burger.

It has two 1/3 lb. charbroiled Angus beef patties, three slices of American cheese, crispy bacon strips, and mayonnaise.

The combination of the succulent Angus beef patties and the smoky bacon just can’t be beaten.

Although I like the potato bun, I sometimes go without it to lower my carbohydrate intake.

That way, I can save room for their fries and dessert!

Nutritional Information:

1,140 calories, 63g protein, 55g carbohydrates, 78g fat

3. Famous Star With Cheese

The Famous Star With Cheese is Hardee’s signature burger.

It’s an iconic burger that has been pleasing customers since its debut in 1977.

That’s right – this burger has been around for over 40 years!

This classic burger features a charbroiled beef patty, two strips of bacon, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, and mayonnaise, all on a warm sesame seed bun.

The key to this burger’s success lies in its combination of flavors.

The salty flavor of the beef patty pairs perfectly with the tangy sweetness of the ketchup and mayo.

The pickles and the fresh onion rings add a tangy, crunchy texture, and the lettuce and tomatoes give it some fresh sweet flavor.

Finally, all these flavors work together to make the perfect bite – especially when you add that slice of melted American cheese and the smokey bacon strips.

Nutritional Information:

660 calories, 28g protein, 55g carbohydrates, 37g fat

2. Bacon & Cheese Angus Burger

Bacon and cheese are one of those perfect combinations that never get old.

The Bacon & Cheese Angus Burger comes loaded with crispy bacon strips, melted American cheese, and all the fresh vegetables we love on a classic hamburger.

I’m usually not a big raw onion fan, but the red onion plays so well with the bacon and beef patty that it’s impossible not to love it.

The combination of flavors, textures, and colors makes this burger irresistible.

Nutritional Information:

790 calories, 40g protein, 55g carbohydrates, 63g fat

1. Super Star With Cheese

Hardee’s Super Star with Cheese is a two-patty burger sandwiched between two slices of cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise.

The two beef patties are charbroiled to perfection, giving them that smoky flavor.

The beef patties are made from 100% USDA-approved Angus beef.

The other ingredients include fresh tomatoes and crisp lettuce leaves that give the burger its crunchy texture.

The condiments add a creamy flavor to the overall taste of the burger while keeping it moist.

It comes served on a warm sesame seed bun that absorbs all the flavors from each ingredient.

Whenever I want to indulge in a beefy burger, the Super Star with Cheese is always at the top of my list!

Nutritional Information:

920 calories, 48g protein, 59g carbohydrates, 56g fat


Hardee’s offers a variety of burgers that appeal to different palates. No matter what kind of burger you are craving – big or small – Hardee’s burger menu has something for everyone.

All Hardee’s burgers, including the Double Cheeseburger or the Small Hamburger, offer a unique flavor profile that will make your taste buds sing in delight!

So next time you’re in the mood for this fast food staple, head to your local Hardee’s and give one of their burgers a try.

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About the Author

Lianne Fachetti is a content writer who adores food from all cultures. When she’s not working, she’s busy creating new recipes, trying out new restaurants, playing with her German Shepherd Max, and tending to her vegetable garden.


January 18, 2023