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Spoof Mocks South Carolina’s Love Of Hardee’s

Spoof website The Onion has a hilarious faux news story up mocking the state of South Carolina’s love of Hardee’s – the artery-clogging fast food chain with the oversized burgers and supermodel commercials. “Faced with mounting pressure from critics who say it sends the wrong message about the state, residents…

Spoof website The Onion has a hilarious faux news story up mocking the state of South Carolina’s love of Hardee’s – the artery-clogging fast food chain with the oversized burgers and supermodel commercials.

“Faced with mounting pressure from critics who say it sends the wrong message about the state, residents of South Carolina have mounted a vociferous defense of their right to fly the Hardee’s flag from the top of their capitol building,” The Onion story begins. “According to many South Carolinians, the flag, which prominently features a single smiling star and the phrase ‘Hardee’s Charbroiled Thickburgers,’ signifies an important part of their cultural legacy, and many have expressed anger over demands that legislators remove it from public display.”

The website went on to “report” on a fictitious rally at the S.C. State House in defense of the Hardee’s flag.

“An estimated 40,000 residents gathered to show their support for the flag, with many flying the fast food chain’s colors from the backs of pickup trucks or motorcycles,” the article noted. “A few older South Carolinians could even be seen decked out in authentic uniforms once worn by actual Hardee’s servers.”

To read the whole article, entitled “South Carolina Defends Right To Fly Hardee’s Flag From State Capitol,” click here … 

Well-played, Onion … well-played.

Hardee’s has an estimated 2,000 locations nationwide – most of them located in the American Southeast (a.k.a. the “Stroke Belt”).

Take a look …

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“It’s a great day in South Carolina,” people. For mocking. And cholesterol.

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34 comments

Hi, I'm Nikki. April 1, 2013 at 5:37 pm

“You want fries with that?”

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Hi, I'm Nikki. April 1, 2013 at 5:37 pm

“You want fries with that?”

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Crooner April 1, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Perhaps someone should push to allow the purchase of thick burgers with food stamps, thus marrying the cultures together as they should be.

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Crooner April 1, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Perhaps someone should push to allow the purchase of thick burgers with food stamps, thus marrying the cultures together as they should be.

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Scrappy April 1, 2013 at 5:53 pm

You already can buy “thickburgers” with food stamps. Just “swipe” the card at the window!

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Scrappy April 1, 2013 at 5:53 pm

You already can buy “thickburgers” with food stamps. Just “swipe” the card at the window!

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shifty henry April 1, 2013 at 6:08 pm

My ex-brother-in-law, Gorman, is attempting to contact The Onion to ask them about the difference between the blue and red markers. He thinks it might be a rating system, and he wants to get the best. He says he will hit them all.

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Smirks April 2, 2013 at 8:12 am

Curiosity got the better of me. According to Hardee’s website, the red dots are the locations that do the “Red Burrito” stuff.

Also, on the west coast, it is called “Carl’s Jr.” and “Green Burrito.” I’m not sure about you guys, but I think we got the better end of the stick. There’s just something wrong with the notion of your burrito being green.

http://locations.carlsjr.com/carlsjr/cgi/selection?zip=Enter%20a%20City,%20State%20or%20Zip

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shifty henry April 2, 2013 at 8:30 am

Thanks for the info – that’s interesting.

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shifty henry April 1, 2013 at 6:08 pm

My ex-brother-in-law, Gorman, is attempting to contact The Onion to ask them about the difference between the blue and red markers. He thinks it might be a rating system, and he wants to get the best. He says he will hit them all.

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Smirks April 2, 2013 at 8:12 am

Curiosity got the better of me. According to Hardee’s website, the red dots are the locations that do the “Red Burrito” stuff.

Also, on the west coast, it is called “Carl’s Jr.” and “Green Burrito.” I’m not sure about you guys, but I think we got the better end of the stick. There’s just something wrong with the notion of your burrito being green.

http://locations.carlsjr.com/carlsjr/cgi/selection?zip=Enter%20a%20City,%20State%20or%20Zip

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shifty henry April 2, 2013 at 8:30 am

Thanks for the info – that’s interesting.

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Comrade1917 April 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm

We are all comrades now.

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Comrade1917 April 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm

We are all comrades now.

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BeaufortTiger April 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Fun story… there is no Hardee’s in Hardeeville.

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BeaufortTiger April 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Fun story… there is no Hardee’s in Hardeeville.

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9" April 1, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Hardies iz grate.i on’t unnerstan

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9" April 1, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Hardies iz grate.i on’t unnerstan

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Hugh April 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm

She looks like Rita Jenrette, wife of the disgraced republican U.S. Rep. John “Abscam” Jenrette, and who famously fucked John on the Capitol Steps and talked about it in a Playboy interview.

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dwb619 April 1, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Rita still looking fine. Married to some foreign royalty.

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Legare April 2, 2013 at 12:05 am

Elected democrats like Bill Clinton don’t have a monopoly on extramarital sexcapades. I understand Gov. Haley had sex with Will Folks in her car and at various motels for two years before finding two new beaus to meet up with.

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Hugh April 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm

She looks like Rita Jenrette, wife of the disgraced republican U.S. Rep. John “Abscam” Jenrette, and who famously fucked John on the Capitol Steps and talked about it in a Playboy interview.

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dwb619 April 1, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Rita still looking fine. Married to some foreign royalty.

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Legare April 2, 2013 at 12:05 am

Elected democrats like Bill Clinton don’t have a monopoly on extramarital sexcapades. I understand Gov. Haley had sex with Will Folks in her car and at various motels for two years before finding two new beaus to meet up with.

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tomstickler April 1, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Yum, Klum!

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tomstickler April 1, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Yum, Klum!

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Swingline April 2, 2013 at 9:56 am

The reason there are no Hardee’s restaurants in the western section of the country is because they’re called Carl’s Jr. out there. Granted, there are far fewer and the density is less impressive. But, they do exist.

http://locations.carlsjr.com/carlsjr/

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Swingline April 2, 2013 at 9:56 am

The reason there are no Hardee’s restaurants in the western section of the country is because they’re called Carl’s Jr. out there. Granted, there are far fewer and the density is less impressive. But, they do exist.

http://locations.carlsjr.com/carlsjr/

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SeneseLikeChaps April 2, 2013 at 10:38 am

The joke is kinda dated.

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SeneseLikeChaps April 2, 2013 at 10:38 am

The joke is kinda dated.

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dsmith April 3, 2013 at 7:47 am

My health food consist of “Vi-ennie” sausages and potted meat on saltines washed down with a Mountain Dew. Good stuff.

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dsmith April 3, 2013 at 7:47 am

My health food consist of “Vi-ennie” sausages and potted meat on saltines washed down with a Mountain Dew. Good stuff.

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coast to coast April 3, 2013 at 8:17 am

Add to that Carl’s Jr chain … Hardees was rebranded on the Left Coast.

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coast to coast April 3, 2013 at 8:17 am

Add to that Carl’s Jr chain … Hardees was rebranded on the Left Coast.

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