October 8, 2010

Jack in the Box Pastrami Grilled Sandwich

jbpastrami.jpgI went to Jack in the Box recently for lunch and wanted to try the Pretzel Burger, which I had seen TV commercials for. But, I couldn’t find it on the menu.

“Do you still have the Pretzel Burger?” I asked the lady behind the counter.

“Yes, we serve breakfast all day” she said, pointing to the breakfast menu on the wall.

I had a feeling that trying to order a Pretzel Burger was going to be more difficult than I anticipated, so I ordered a Pastrami Grilled Sandwich instead. I think this is a new (probably temporary) item on the menu, as I don’t remember seeing it before. The sandwich is pretty straight forward – hot pastrami, cheese, mustard, and pickle slices between grilled bread. The pastrami tasted pretty good, but it definitely isn’t Carnegie Deli quality. It reminded me of the pastrami that Carl’s Jr. has used on their hamburgers in that past. The sandwich would have been better if it had more pastrami in it, but in all fairness, it had just as much as in the menu photo. The bread was my least favorite part of the sandwich. Jack in the Box refers to it as “Artisan” bread, but I’m not sure what’s artisan about it. It was pretty typical fast-food type bread to me. All in all, the sandwich wasn’t bad but I can’t get excited about it like most other Jack in the Box offerings.

Phoood rating: So-so

Posted by Jim on October 8, 2010

Jim, that was a pretty good assessment of the pastrami sandwich. I found the meat stringy, and the new artisan bread with a very tough crust. The rye bread they used previously was better. I would have liked the sandwich better with more dill pickle,and perhaps russian dressing. I don't think they toast any of their sandwiches enough. The only time I found they were grilled correctly was the day they gave them away.

Posted by: jodie at October 8, 2010 5:07 PM

Jack in the Box can't get their sandwich bread right. It always looks toasted but it's always soggy. You should try the pretzel burger; it's not too bad. Plus your fingers smell like pretzels for like 3 hours after you eat it! lol

Posted by: Kirk at October 12, 2010 12:43 AM
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