Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Fast Food Review: Jack in the Box Outlaw™ Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Well, okay. It doesn't make complete sense, but I can kind of see what they're going for.
(Did you ever see the movie Wonder Boys? It's one of my ten favorite movies. There is a scene when a pretentious writer, played by Rip Torn, is giving a speech and asks: "What is the bridge from the water's edge of inspiration to the far shore of accomplishment?" The character played by Tobey Maguire cannot help but laugh at the utter ridiculousness of such a question and let's out a loud, involuntary laugh. I had the exact same reaction when I came across a gem of a line in the press release that claims the Outlaw sandwiches' tastes are "Inspired by the kind of bold flavors that emanated from chuck wagons and open prairie campfires.")
But then, thanks to Marvo at The Impulsive Buy, I realized what the issue was: these aren't new. They came out five years ago. I didn't blog back then so I didn't have any strong desire to try them, but I do remember thinking they looked all right. Yesterday I decided to give the chicken sandwich a try.
Plus I had a $1 off coupon. (Check out the fine print. If you asked one million people to guess the five cities in which the sandwich would not be sold, how many would get the right combination? I say none.)
I ordered the chicken sandwich and nothing else; the total with tax was $3.25.
The sandwich came in the same hexagon box that most of their large sandwiches come in. I'm not sure which is more wasteful: this or the little sleeve that the Wendy's burger came in yesterday. This seems to waste more material, but then again it also serves a purpose, which the Wendy's sleeve did not.
Bourbon BBQ steak sandwich.
Will I be getting one again? Probably not. There are too few meals in life to go back and repeat a fast food sandwich unless I love it. But I would certainly have no problem eating this again. I have always liked Jack's Spicy Chicken, and the addition of onion rings, a Bourbon BBQ sauce, and well-cooked bacon were all pleasant.
Posted by JustinM at 12:59 PM