Saturday, October 08, 2011

Jack in the Box

This is my new favorite fast food eat place, having eaten food here about 4 times so far. Part of it probably has to do with how I find the mascot hilarious:

He's kind of creepy like the Burger King king, but I think in a more non-threatening and funny way. They both just like to watch, but Jack is probably more business about it than the King is. The King, being carved out of a tree and then bronzed, has a wild obsession with watching. He can do nothing else. I tried to find him in Sterling, Colorado, the place of his creation, but he was not as easily found as the old woman in the visitor center told me he would be. The King was probably watching me the whole time.

Anyway, Jack in the Box, my New Favorite Fast Food Eat Place, has a bunch of good food choices. There are some rules about ordering food there though. Actually there aren't, but I just like to always order 2 tacos every time I'm there no matter what. There's something about how it's listed on the menu as "2 tacos" that cracks me up. Like you have to get two tacos at a time, and tacos only in even numbers. Can you buy just one taco? Probably you can order that, but you will still be charged for both tacos and right before the guy hands you your order, he takes one of the tacos out of the bag and drops it into the trash right in front of your face. This is the kind of place I would go to if ever I decided that tonight I will eat 100 tacos. (Update: people have apparently already done this and then filmed, with 200 tacos too. I guess I wasn't thinking big enough.) It's a good thing to add on top of an order though, since it's only a dollar for two tacos.

Besides the tacos though, I ate the steak melt sandwich there (thumbs up) and another sandwich I ordered blind. I didn't have my glasses with me and the menu was way in the back. I could tell that there were about a dozen numbered items to order from so I went with a number that had to be a valid choice -- sandwich item number 7. It turned out to be a chicken sandwich with bacon on it. Also good.

Jack in the Boxes are open 24 hours per day, so it makes them an important middle-of-the-night food option. I think they serve their breakfast menu all day too, but I have not tried it. They also claim to have desserts and egg rolls on their menu, but I'm suspicious about that. Everyone knows that the other menu options in restaurants are just to make the menu look bigger and more impressive. Nobody actually orders those things. If you did, you'd get one of those "alright wise guy, what are you trying to pull?" looks. Actually, once when I was at Burger King, I did order the pie slice, and the employee didn't say anything strange about it. I thought it was going to be like a game of chicken, to see if I would first try to retract my ridiculous order of nonexistent pie to save myself embarrassment, or if the employee would end up having to confess that there is not and has never been any pie at a Burger King. I was in disbelief when I actually saw that I got served a slice of pie.

I rate Jack in the Box 2 out of 2.