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Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Want to Put Breakfast on a Pretzel

by Sarah Whitten, CNBC / / Source: CNBC.com
Pretzel breakfast sandwich
Pretzel breakfast sandwichCarl's Jr.

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Fans of Auntie Anne's pretzels can now enjoy the savory treat for breakfast thanks to Carl's Jr. and Hardee's.

CKE Restaurants, the owner of the two brands, is slated to release the Pretzel Breakfast Sandwich on Wednesday. The company partnered with Auntie Anne's, the world's largest soft pretzel franchise, to create the new play on breakfast.

Pretzel breakfast sandwich
Pretzel breakfast sandwichCarl's Jr.

The Pretzel Breakfast sandwich is made with a soft pretzel roll bun and topped with a sausage patty, an egg and two different cheeses — American and Swiss.

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The Pretzel Breakfast Sandwich has a suggested retail price of $2.99 and can be ordered as part of a combo meal with hash browns and a drink for $4.69.

CKE CEO Andy Puzder told CNBC that 45 percent of Hardee's business is breakfast, while about 20 percent of Carl's Jr. is focused on the morning meal.

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