The post I wrote last year about their egg rolls is one of the ten most popular I have ever written. Jack's Spicy Chicken is almost always a reliably good fast food sandwich.
But I don't think I've ever had a burger from Jack in the Box. I certainly tried the mini sirloin burgers two years ago (and hated them), but I don't ever remembering ordering a regular burger. This doesn't surprise me; there is no major fast food chain that serves a burger I like. (Although at what point should Five Guys be considered major? With their expansion they now have more than 750 locations around the country, and I definitely like their burgers.)
The other night Elizabeth said she was in the mood for a Jack's Spicy Chicken, and I said Jack sounded good to me. There was a long line at the drive-through but I really didn't feel like getting out of the car, so I decided just to wait, which is very rare for me. I also decided to try a burger; partly to have something new to write about, but mostly just to see if Jack's burgers are any good. I opted for the "Swiss & Grilled Onion Burger."
Back at home I opened the box and was impressed with both the size of the burger and its appearance. No, I wasn't going to confuse this with the burger at Green Street Tavern, and probably not even with a Double-Double, but it was much more attractive than I was expecting.
I couldn't finish the burger. And that's a shame, because I really did like everything except the meat. If I had had any fresh ground beef in the fridge I would have immediately cooked myself a patty and swapper it out for this one. But I did not. So I ended up throwing out half the burger. The meat was that bad.