CARPINTERIA, CALIF. – Carl’s Jr. is introducing its Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich, which includes a charbroiled chicken breast, teriyaki glaze, pineapple, cheese and other toppings on a wheat bun. It is priced at $3.89 and is also available as part of a combo meal.

“The Carl’s Jr. Teriyaki Burger is still the only one of its kind in the fast-food world and it has earned a very loyal following among both our guests and our franchisees,” said Brad Haley, executive vice president of marketing at Carl’s Jr. “The unique taste of the teriyaki glaze, grilled pineapple and fresh produce not only makes for a great burger, but we had so many guests asking if they could substitute a charbroiled chicken breast fillet that we opted to give the sandwich its own place on the menu.”

Carl’s Jr. execs say the company became the first major fast-food restaurant chain to offer a teriyaki burger with grilled pineapple in 2007.

Carl’s Jr. is a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: CKR) of Carpinteria, Calif. CKE has a total of 3,141 franchised, licensed or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and in 16 countries, including 1,224 Carl's Jr. restaurants and 1,905 Hardee's restaurants.