August 21/San Diego -- Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have introduced a new Memphis BBQ burger, which includes saucy pulled pork with a classic charbroiled beef patty, according to a company press release.

The burger will feature a charbroiled patty topped with cheese, Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce and crispy onion strings, in a burger bursting at over 1,000 calories.

"Given our success over the years combining famous American sandwiches with charbroiled burgers, we wanted to try to marry the great taste of pulled pork with a cheeseburger and the result was delicious," said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer for Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, in a statement.

The Memphis BBQ Burger starts at $3.79 and can be ordered as a combo meal with fries and a drink. Prices will vary by location.

Carl's Jr. is not the only outfit exploring BBQ. Burger King introduced its own Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich in June, and Sonic Drive-In will soon introduce a line of FlatMelt flatbread sandwiches with hickory BBQ sauce. McDonald's cult hit, the McRib, also showcases BBQ flavors.