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What Sauce Does Carl’s Jr Have?

Carl’s Jr has one of the juiciest and tastiest burgers around, and their sauces are one of the biggest reasons. Burger King’s sauces and food really have a run for their money with this fantastic chain. But what sauces does Carl’s Jr have that make them a worthy contender in the Burger Kingdom?

Carl’s Jr has a buttermilk ranch, buffalo, honey mustard, and a Santa Fe sauce. But this isn’t all, so let’s tackle them all!

💡 All Carl’s Jr Sauces

Buttermilk Ranch

An even creamier ranch that’s downright delicious. That’s the best way to put it. The Buttermilk Ranch sauce from Carl’s Jr is a tasty blend of buttermilk, herbs, and spices. The uses of an average range alone are amplified with this version as it pairs perfectly with chicken tenders, salads, fries, and onion rings. What’s a ranch sauce if not used as a dipping sauce or in a delicious sugar free salad dressing.

Buffalo Sauce

This Buffalo sauce comes swinging in with a kick from Frank’s RedHot cayenne pepper sauce and the tangy punch of vinegar, garlic, and spices. The precision in the techniques used to thicken buffalo sauce is apparent with how deliciously rich and smooth it is. Sandwiches, burgers, and crispy chicken tenders just have to be paired with them, as the consistency is perfect for them.

Honey Mustard Sauce

Carl’s Jr isn’t the first to add a honey mustard sauce to their lineup. I’ve seen many, from the likes of Arby’s sauces to Wendy’s, but I’ve got to say. This is up there with the best one. This sauce combines tangy Dijon mustard, creamy mayonnaise, and the luscious sweetness of honey. A perfect balance of flavor for chicken tenders, onion rings, and fries.

Carl's Jr burger and fries with mustard sauce.

Sweet and Bold BBQ Sauce

All balance of sweetness with a delicious smoky undertone. Carl’s Jr has hit the jackpot with this sauce. They’ve used the best possible ways to thicken BBQ sauce while maintaining the classic taste and splash of sweetness. Not too savory and not too sweet. High fructose corn syrup, molasses, tomato paste, vinegar, honey, and spices. A tasty ingredient combo for the Western Bacon Cheeseburger or the Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger. 

Special Sauce

A special sauce that truly lives up to its name. Carl’s Jr Special Sauce is that tasty, sweet, and tangy creation you can count on when you want that delicious splash of flavor. The sauce is made with mayonnaise, ketchup, barbecue sauce, and other secretive ingredients. From their Famous Star, Beyond Famous Star, and Super Star burgers, there is no food it won’t cover.

Hot Sauce

Entering the heavy-weight arena of hot sauces is Carl’s Jr Hot Sauce. The vinegary, tangy, and punchy essence of this sauce says it all. A generous serving of crushed hot peppers, onions, and garlic is also given with this sauce. Just ideal for their chicken tenders, a dip for fries, or as an extra topping to their delicious chicken sandwiches or burgers.

Ketchup Sauce

What restaurant would be complete without a classic sauce on its menu? Carl’s Jr ketchup sauce may not look like much at first, but it’s quite a tasty treat. Like any classic ketchup, it has that mild vinegar taste that’s balanced quite well with the sweet and savory flavors. It’s best paired with some of their popular options like the Big Hamburger, Double Cheeseburger, Original Angus Burger, and Breakfast Burger. 

Carl's Jr burger with ketchup sauce.

Mayonnaise Sauce

A mayonnaise sauce that has all the makings for a great sauce. It’s creamy, tangy, and slightly on the sweet side. What’s not to love? It can perfectly tie that burger together. You can actually find it on several menu items, either paired with the Special Sauce, ketchup, and mustard or as a standalone addition to their crispy chicken sandwiches. You can even pair it marvelously with fried delights such as the Crisscut Fries.

BBQ Sauce

This is one of the tastiest types of sauces at Carl’s Jr. Equally smoky and rich as it is vinegary and sweet. They’ve achieved a balance with them all. It’s combination of molasses, signature spice blend, and a hint of vinegar is just perfect for dipping fries and onion rings. But I think we all know they pair deliciously with the Western Bacon Cheeseburger.

Sante Fe Sauce

Let me introduce you to the Santa Fe sauce. A true fusion of flavors. You get the best of both worlds with this sauce, with a tasty combo of a creamy ranch and zesty spices to create a rich texture and smooth finish. The sauce pairs really well with the Sourdough Star with Charbroiled Chicken sandwich. But I particularly enjoy dipping it with my chicken tenders.

🧐 FAQs

Does Carl’s Jr have a spicy sauce?

Yes, Carl’s Jr offers a spicy sauce in the form of Buffalo sauce and Santa Fe sauce. Both of these sauces provide a spicy flavor profile and are popular choices for adding heat to various menu items.

Is Carl’s Jr special sauce vegan?

Unfortunately, Carl’s Jr special sauce is not vegan. It contains mayonnaise, which is made with eggs. 

Do I need to pay extra for the Carl’s Jr sauces?

No, you do not need to pay extra for the Carl’s Jr sauces. They’re included with your meal, and you can ask for extra if you need it.

Can I buy Carl’s Jr sauces in Bottles?

Yes, you can buy Carl’s Jr sauces in bottles. While some locations may offer bottled versions of their signature sauces for sale, availability can vary between restaurants.

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