Brace yourself - Hardee's is getting hardcore with their new ad campaign.
No, they're not going to air XXX girl-on-girl ads. Because that's only a slight change. Instead, they're offering a new campaign titled, "Anthem", featuring the tag line, "Just the way it is".
In a press release the company explains:
"At Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, we believe in offering only the highest-quality, most satisfying food and we believe in supporting our food with advertising that says something about who we are," said Andy Puzder, CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's. "The new campaign, called 'Anthem,' is a stake in the ground that reinforces our voice and identity. It is not a reinvention of the brands; instead, it is an evolution that refines the core of what we believe."
"[Ad agency] David & Goliath did an excellent job creating a campaign that communicates the core of what we are all about: big, indulgent burgers with no apologies and no B.S.," said Brad Haley, executive vice president of marketing for Carl's Jr. and Hardee's. "The ads speak to the straight-shooting mindset of our core audience of young, hungry guys who don't want to feel manipulated or pandered to with advertising. The campaign focuses on basic truths about our food and our attitude."
We've already seen the first ad in the campaign, featuring Miss Turkey in a turkey burger-print bikini.
What else can we expect? This.
Well, at least they're ... honest? Were they lying to us in these past commercials?
Like when they convinced Jorge Garcia that roast beef sandwich and biscuits would make him a track star?
Or when they made us believe they brought in real international gourmands who advised them to put pizza sauce on their burgers? What do you mean Wilford Brimley wasn't a cable car operator in the early 1990s?
Nascar drivers always park their race cars in Hardee's parking lots, right?
Okay, this one was true. Hardee's did shake the cows to make milkshakes until PETA got involved.
Normal-looking women in a Hardee's kitchen? That never happened and you can't prove it! The sheen on those biscuits isn't butter brushed on by a lady who looks like your mom; it's Kim Kardashian butt sweat and don't you forget it. That's what men want. It's just the way it is.