Review: Jack in the BoxAuthor: EatHSE | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Fishers, IN
Jack in the Box
11614 East 116th Street
Fishers, Indiana 46037
Jack in the Box opened its first restaurant in 1951 in San Diego, CA. Since then, Jack has become a national chain with over 2,200 restaurants and over 25,000 employees. Jack also purchased Qdoba in 2003, which has over 600 locations. With the Fishers location opening June 11, 2012 and another location opening soon at 86th and Michigan, there will be five Jacks with more to come in the Indianapolis area.
Having been to Jack a few times while visiting in California and really enjoy the food, you can imagine my excitement and fear for my lack of will power when the Jack location in Fishers opened on the route I commute to work on each day. In the first week the Fishers location opened, I visited three times. Since Jack in the Box is new to most Indiana natives, this will be a first of a series of reviews as we explore the variety of menu items, including their breakfast offerings in a later review, which are available 24 hours a day.
What I Got: Jumbo Jack; $2.00 (picture above).
Beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, chopped onions, Mayo-Onion sauce and ketchup on a sesame seed bun. Although twice the price of many value menu burgers at other restaurants, the Jumbo Jack comes fully dressed. My lettuce was fresh and crispy and the tomato was ripe. My only complaint is was my particular sandwich had too much mayo. I will chalk this up to the Fishers location being new and inconsistent because my wife’s looked perfect.
Bacon Cheddar Fries; $2.79.
Jack has many side options including onion rings, egg rolls and stuffed jalapenos in addition to having regular, curly and cheddar fries. In the meal where I ordered the Jumbo Jack, I shared an order of their regular fries with my wife and they are some of my favorite. They are a little thicker than McDonalds but have a nice coating that holds the heat well. In my first trip to Jack, I ordered the Bacon Cheddar Fries. The fries were warm including the cheese that was heated through. The bacon added some richness and my daughter and I made short order of the bacon cheddar fries.
Tacos; 2 for $0.99.
The tacos at Jack are hyped by its most loyal customers. Their tacos include a “Crunchy” corn tortilla, spicy beef, American cheese, shredded lettuce and taco sauce. As you can see in the picture of mine, the grease quickly soaked through the shell making it soggy. It leaves me to wonder whether the new employee just did not drain the grease before applying it to the shelf. The taco sauce along with the spicy beef give this taco a decent amount of punch without adding any additional sauce like I do anytime I order from Taco Bell.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes to every item in this review. I really enjoyed the Jumbo Jack and want to try the tacos again to see if I get a less greasy version. The Bacon Cheddar Fries are a favorite of mine even though the portion was small for the price. I like the lager menu variety at Jack giving customers options you cannot get at other fast food restaurants. The 24 hour a day hours make it convenient including breakfast at any time of the day or night. Give Jack a try and find a better than average fast food restaurant with greater variety and convenience than its competitors.