You know, when you've been in the fast food game as long as I have, you learn to live with taking a lot of L's. In the never-ending pursuit for drive thru glory, you come across a lot of dirty and grimy pitstops, but today, we finally got a W people. For this trip, I veered away from the usual poultry monstrosities to try a new burger from everyone's favorite 2:00 AM blackout trough, Jack in the Box. Lets go
As good as this burger was, she's not much of a looker. They tried to get fancy with the bun by dusting what appears to be flour on the top to try and get that artisan feel, but it ends up just looking like an ashy foot. The meat and cheese are fairly standard; nothing to write home about. However, the tomato placement was the kind you read about, and the carmelized onions have that certain "Je ne sais quoi" that posh up the vibe. But the real star of the night is the mystery brown sauce. It draws the eye, and entices the patron in the utmost primal way.
Eye Score: 6.5/10
Folks, I cannot overstate how good his thing was. When the Box starts playing around with their burgers, it usually is a home run, and this is another example. The bun?... splendid. I take it all back. Like pillows, I tell ya. While there was no recognizable difference in the quality of the meat (as it is a "ribeye" burger), my wallet didn't notice either, so we're all good there. The havarti/beef combo is a gamechanger for me going forward, and the tomato filled his role nicely. But that sauce... Jesus Christ. I have done a little research, and I still have no idea as to what it is or what they were going for, but this sauce is an absolute gamebreaker in the fast food world. Going to be a must for burgers and nuggies going forward.
Mouth Score: 9/10
While I did get a little agita on the car ride home, I attribute that to the eggrolls more than the burger (While I realize ordering eggrolls at Jack in the Box is that of absolute heathenry, I highly recommend them). But if I'm anything, I'm fair, and I have to dock points due to the holy sauce spilling on the seat of my car which was absolutely infuriating. Other than that, it was a great treat to cap off a day.
Body Score: 8/10
Overall Score: 7.9 Meatballs/10... and thank you
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