East Davis location after 2010 remodeling, Spring 2011.

East Davis Location
Silo Location
South Davis Location
1616 East Covell Boulevard (Corner of Pole Line Road and Covell)
The Silo
1701 Cowell Boulevard (Corner of Research Park Drive and Cowell Boulevard)
Fax: (530) 752-3284Manager: (530) 752-7443
Mon-Sun 6am - 11pm
Mon-Thu 10:00am - 8:00pmFri 10:00am - 5:00pm
Mon-Sun 6am - 12am

Davis' local obligatory Carl's Jr. also happens to be paired with a Green Burrito, which is common practice in California and Arizona. According to Yahoo News, system wide there are 1,017 Carl's Jr. fast food restaurants, 223 of which are dual-branded with Green Burrito. One of the great things about combining Carl's Jr. with a Green Burrito is the ability to put salsa in your burgers or on your fries. They offer a 10% senior discount. You can get a burger there, among other things.

In early 2014 a South Davis location was opened, in the husk of the former Wendy's, which includes the long desired drive thru that the East Davis location lacks.

At least one student in 2005 believed the Davis franchise managed to be sufficiently worse than other Carl's Jr. franchises and should be avoided at all costs. He's probably graduated by now. And it is possible the management of the Davis franchise has changed in the intervening near-decade. If said student was a food science & technology major, its also possible he could be the manager of Carl's Jr. now. X-Men such as Colossus love Carl's Jr. link

Outside of the Western U.S., Carl's Jr. is named "Hardee's", and has the same menu and logo, although menu items go by different names (the "six dollar burger" is a "thickburger"). Check out the distribution of the two using Fast Food Maps or look at the map below.

Yellow is Carl's land, while Hardee's live in Red... where they both are is orange. Click to enlarge.

North Davis location, spring 2005.


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I haven't been to the Carl's Jr. in Davis, but I like their selection of carb-smart burgers. — SS

    Carb-smart is fat-stupid.

2005-05-06 20:22:36   Carl's Jr. is known as Hardee's on the East Coast. They sell the same things like the $6 Dollar Burger but breakfast menu items are heavy on biscuits rather than burritos. —CandiceBrown

2005-05-06 23:45:20   Why isn't there one Carls Jr. that can make DECENT fries!?!? —PatrickSing

2005-06-13 20:33:00   What's up with not having drive-thru? Fast food NEEDS drive-thru —AshleyOrsaba

2005-11-12 00:33:03   This Carls Jr. takes the cake on cleaniless and food quality. The cooks, Maricela specifically, do a fantastic job of making picture perfect burgers. There used to be a drive through for bikes at one point in time, which was since removed. Reason is speculated to be an employee breaking the window and the repair guy never replacing it. This branch of Carls Jr. is the highest ranking in the district, as well as the only one without a drive through. —TarynHornen

2005-12-08 18:00:55   The 6 dollar burgers are obscene. Childhood obesity, and early onset diabetes are a consequence of unhealthy food. You can say to each his own, but unfortunatey we as a society face the burden of cost when an epidemic of diabetes takes place and the healthcare system becomes strained. I predict a class-action lawsuit against fast food companies just like the tobacco industry faced in our lifetime —DudeNude

  • Not to start a flame war, but if you're a parent and you buy your kid a $6 burger, then it's not Carl's Jr.'s fault that your kid is fat and has diabetes. I don't know of many 9 year-olds who go to Carl's Jr. and have $6 out of their pocket to pony up for a burger. —CaseyBarc

2005-12-11 03:42:43   I highly recommend the chocolate shakes and burgers from Carl's Jr. in the Silo, but the fries are seriously lacking. —ThomasFifield

2006-10-08 01:12:41   I went to the Carl's in the Silo ... the food was nasty. 'nough said. —SS

2006-12-14 05:09:09   I ordered a hamburger there today. I saw the person making the burger lick some extra dressing off her finger and continue to make the burger. I ate it anyway. —DanielWorthington

2007-05-12 18:20:24   I am an avid health freak, however I have searched the menu and they do have some healthier options such as salads. However, use fat free salad dressing or it will defeat the purpose. The Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich is actually pretty good tasting and doesn't have too much fat. —Jedron

  • Getting full fat dressing does not defeat the purpose of a salad. The nutrition information you see is for using the whole dressing packet, which is an obscene amount of dressing (if you use half that much dressing, which is still more than a side of dressing at plutos, your salad wll certainly have less fat than the burgers on the menu). Also salads have more micro-nutrients per calorie than the burgers, regardless of dressing contents. However, if i want a salad im not going to Carls jr. I usually get a famous star, without mayo or cheese and extra lettuce and tomato, if i end up going here. Note they do not inventory the vegetable toppings so they do not cost extra. *edit: due to an employees abuse of the not charging for extra veggies policy (I assume they put a salad on their burger) they now charge 20 cents per extra topping. —MattHh

2007-05-12 21:31:51   I'm not sure what is more pathetic, that Carl's Jr here quotes a review from the Torrance Daily Breeze or that the Torrance Daily Breeze reviewed Carl's Jr. —NickSchmalenberger

  • haha thats pretty funny. They must have run out of places to review :). —MattHh

2007-05-15 14:24:42   the CJ's on Covell is pretty good actually. I like how its paired with the Green Burrito menu, so you can have more choices. The one at the Silo is TRASH. not only is the menu lacking, everything is overpriced. —DonaldJaye

2007-07-19 17:55:33   Best hamburger if it is the 6 dollar burger be honest very good i like the western bacon with extra crispy bacon —dickjones

2007-08-04 03:36:42   Love the big burgers actually i think best around besides the squeeze inn in Sacramento that place rocks. Carls is a great place to get a good fast food burger my opinion —Brians

2007-12-27 01:31:34   Yum-yums!!! —thelonepiper555

2008-01-15 05:38:16   The night crew at the Carl's Jr in the Silo can be pretty shoddy

During one trip there, I received the wrong soda, took it back and got a new one

Then I got the wrong meal, which I also took back after opening the burger and seeing that it was not mine

As i took it back, another girl went up to ask about her food. As it turns out, I was given her order. As the server walks off to get my order, the girl opens her bag, takes out her burger, and stares at the open wrapper for 5 full seconds. Then she seemed to decide, "f**k it" and just left.

i barely contained my laughter —fredchen

2008-01-23 21:32:58   Does the Silo's Carl's Jr. accept coupons? —sfjhffihojh

2008-02-08 10:06:07   my local place for the classic hamburger! or the classic burrito! chicken stars are the best! —davisrox

2008-02-28 20:22:22   Yes, the Silo one accepts coupons. I went there last night for a buy one get one free teriyaki burger, and it was great! I highly recommend them for their coupon deals. —AnnaF

2008-03-04 18:16:14   Buy 1 get 1 free http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/topic.php?catid=18&threadid=799825CalvinFan

2008-04-28 20:20:24   FAT Profit article. Very good read! http://www.fracknaps.com/read/?p=SFFYTBAObillybob

2008-04-28 21:59:26   Wow, that picture up there makes Carl's Jr. seem almost holy... —SunjeetBaadkar

    It is!

2008-04-30 13:44:11   What's up with the sign at the Silo that says: WARNING, this food causes cancer and birth defects. ?

Anyway, the people who have commented saying they "like the carb-smart burgers" or "use the fat-free dressing" are idiots. People who fool themselves into believing these things make fast-food healthy deserve to be fat. Please, rid the world of your stupidity by gorging yourself on food and getting all the health-related problems that come with diabetes. —Loccster

2009-05-04 16:37:42   I love the burgers at Carl's Jr, they're so yummy. —thtly

2009-05-04 20:26:10   The bourbon burger is gross, the bbq sauce makes it way too sweet. —NickSchmalenberger

  • I agree. I tried it with a buy-1-get-1-free coupon, and it was all I could do to finish even one. I would have given the other one away, but I didn't know anyone that I disliked enough. —JoePomidor

2009-05-05 09:45:10   The one on East Covell Boulevard is only good for one thing, and that is a place for students from Holmes Junior High School to hang out when they ditch class. I heard they used to chase students out a few years back (makes me feel old thinking back like this). But I figure they'd rather the business. —MasonMurray

2009-05-05 09:48:10   every time I eat fast food, I regret it shortly after. —RealComputers

2009-08-18 23:14:44   they wouldnt let me use my fake coupons that everyone was getting from that Laker's game. you suck!

but dang... guacamole bacon six dollar burger...heavenly fattening.mmmmmmmmmMMM! —jasonwon

2009-08-18 23:19:00   good portions! a real man's meal. none of that calorie counting girly crap. —bewbs

2010-01-23 17:16:53   The Carl's Jr in the silo has some of the best shakes! —elliotgoethe

2010-07-12 14:38:56   I have visited Carl's Jr. multiple times over the last few years and the staff have always been clean, efficient, and considerate. Food does seem to take longer than at other fast food restaurants. No worker has ever had difficulty understanding my order, nor have I had difficulty understanding them (and I can only speak English). —MattCundy

2010-07-12 15:26:40   I live close to Carls Jr and bike here regularly. I have always had good experiences with the staff, I especially like the teriyaki burger and breakfast burger. The avocado burger is also very good. —NickSchmalenberger

2010-07-13 01:36:20   I love the Carl's Jr in North Davis. Boy do I love this place. What is it? It's just a good value for the burger, so damn tasty, attribution to the charbroiled goodness. The bike ride there is worth it, and definitely helps tone down the feeling of guilt when I engorge myself into one of their delicious Big Hamburgers, or sometimes I really like to reward myself after a week of monotonous lectures with a Teriyaki burger. Have your crisscut fries, because today, today resources are no object!

tl;dr I love this place. —davidennis

2010-07-13 15:17:18   I consider it the best of the national chain hamburger joints in Davis. —JimStewart

2011-04-30 18:16:42   I'm very impressed by the six dollar burgers and the skin-on fries. We just don't have good fast food burger places like that in Denmark (only McD and Burger King, and you have to go to a Cafe for a decent burger, hence the expression "only buy burgers where you can also buy a beer with it"). Unfortunately, I've usually been at Carl's jr at campus, where every other burger is cold. Does the north Davis place have that problem too? —MichaelNielsen

2011-07-29 20:26:31   Sitting inside the Covell Blvd. location looking at a sign in the window in front of which five young Asian women were sitting. A head was blocking "tofu", the last word of "Nobody ever does a high-five after eating tofu." Then a couple of them did a high-five, seemingly unconscious of the sign. —BruceHansen

2011-11-10 23:16:06   chili cheese fries & $1 chicken sandwich!! —ndah100

2012-01-11 22:43:04   As of January 2012, it seems like the Silo Carl's Jr. will open at 10AM and no longer be serving breakfast. Farewell, hash brown nuggets! I hardly knew thee. —AbbYu

2012-10-28 15:18:02   when did the east davis one open? —davisrox Days ago, Hella days...

  • Been there since I was a kid so at least early 90's Daubert

    • Been there since I was a kid too, so I'd push that back to early 80's. jefftolentino

      • I hear the 80's, 80's is on the table, do I hear 70's? 70's folks, can anybody recall the 70's? 80's going once...

        • I say 70's. My son considered getting a job there while in high school and he graduated in 1980. That would narrow it to between '76 and early '80.

2014-02-09 22:06:22   Service is fast, obviously, but the sad thing is no drive thru :( The milkshakes are made with real ice cream and are delicious. The spicy chicken sandwich is a bargain. —YoungResident

2014-02-13 18:25:13   It was a good time biking here one New Years Eve in 2008 with SteveDavison, after I drank some champagne and other stuff. I think we used a 2 for 1 burger coupon. —NickSchmalenberger