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lf you've been reading my dining adventures of Yuma, Arizona, I can almost hear what you're thinking:  "Eric, are you nuts?  A "foodie" like you eating prosaic fast food at Carl's Jr.?"  Well, it does indeed seem a bit out of character for me to dine at Carl's, considering some of the exotic restaurants I visited, but there are two reasons I enjoy a Six Dollar Burger and onion rings at Carl's:  a)  Beer, and b)  Sheer laziness.  Oh, by the way, I absolutely LOVE fast food as well!

Photo:  The big, ultra modern Carl's outlet in east Yuma, photographed under a beautiful "Kodachrome" sky.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 I spent all day four wheeling on the California side of the Colorado River.  Just for the record, Yuma is a four wheeler's paradise, but that's not the subject of this article.  I got back to the motel late in the afternoon, and contrary to character, I popped the top on a beer before making any concrete dinner plans.  One beer led to another, and by the time I finished two beers and was in the process of reaching for a third, I knew that it would be insane to drive, as I never drive, even after drinking only one beer, as a d.u.i. is not in my future.  So, what to do for dinner?

Enter into the picture the nearby Carl's Jr. restaurant, as it was located only about three blocks west of the motel, which made it an attractive choice, since it was only a 5-minute walk from the motel where I was staying.

Photo:  The is the view of the counter and a portion of the dining room as you enter the restaurant.  If it looks familiar, it should, as sports the latest version of decor, Carl's Jr. style!

Photo:  The counter guy seems a little surprised that I'm taking photos, as who in their right mind would want to take a photo inside a Carl's Jr. restaurant?  Nobody asked, "Why," which is a rarity.

Carl's Jr. in Yuma is, well... Carl's Jr., a carbon copy of its brethren located in Anytown, U.S.A.  This restaurant is the latest version of Carl's, in that it's big, shiny and ultra modern.  No surprises in the menu posted above the counter, as it's the same menu as posted at any other outlet, the prices are the same, and offers all of the varieties of Six Dollar Burgers, including my favorite version, which is the bacon guacamole version.  Actually, I love 'em all but I can't resist the bacon guacamole version.  So I bellied up to the counter and ordered the Six Dollar Burger, along with a regular order of onion rings.

While my order was being prepared, I amused myself by taking a couple of photos inside the restaurant, which garnered me a few "Why are you taking photos inside this cookie cutter fast food restaurant?" by staff members, and fellow diners, but nobody challenged me or asked me the age old question of "Why? ..."

Photo:  The meal probably contains 1500 calories and an untold number of grams of fat and sodium, but it's sure good and it really hit the spot after a day of four wheeling in the desert.  Not to mention that I didn't have to drive, as the restaurant was an easy walk from my motel room.

Photo:  Tuesday, October 8, 2013, and I enjoy a Six Dollar Bacon Guacamole burger and an order of onion rings. I love the Six Dollar Burger!  However, for the first time, the burger surpassed it's name, as the price, before tax, was $6.19!

Later in the evening, I enjoyed a delicious meal of my Six Dollar Burger and order of onion rings.  Despite the fact that I was in exotic Yuma, if you've ever enjoyed the fine cuisine of Carl's Jr., then you know exactly how my burger tasted, good, delicious, and exactly like any other bacon guacamole Six Dollar Burger from Carl's Jr.

Carl's Jr.
1020 E. 16th Street
Yuma, AZ 85365
928 329-1711

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