February 16, 2014

Jack in the Box Bacon Insider

baconinsider.jpgThe burgers at Jack in the Box seem to being going downhill. First, they started overseasoning them. I no longer crave the Ultimate Cheeseburger because it doesnít taste nearly as good as it used to. Then, they introduced the worst-tasting burger Iíve eaten in recent memory: the Bacon Insider. The hamburger patty has pieces of bacon mixed in, hence the clever name. In addition to the bacon-infused patty, the burger also includes bacon strips, bacon mayonnaise, American cheese, lettuce, and tomato. It all sounds great in theory, but the Bacon Insider that I ate had a couple things wrong with it. The hamburger patty (which was much smaller that it appears to be in the photo) was seriously overcooked. Maybe it had to be cooked more than usual because of the bacon inside. I donít know, but the patty was very dry and didnít have a good flavor. Iíll take their work for it that there were bacon pieces inside the patty. Honestly, it was hard for me to see or taste any bacon in there. To add insult to injury, the burger had what had to be the smallest, thinnest pieces of bacon Iíve ever seen. I could almost see through the bacon strips, they were so thin. Thatís the best you can do, Jack? Really? The rest of the burger was Ö well, it doesnít matter because my advice is to spend your money on something else. The Bacon Insider is only available for a limited time, thank God. The faster it goes away, the better.

Phoood rating: Don't Waste Your Money

Posted by Jim on February 16, 2014

It wouldn't surprise me if Jack in the Box made the silly TV commercial first, then then the burger.

Posted by: Kevin at February 17, 2014 10:50 PM

Growing up, Jack In The Box was always my favorite.
I visit now to cause chaos. Thats what my visits have become.
An example of what I go through each visit...

Jumbo Jack w/cheese (original gram weight is defunct.)
substitute SECRET SAUCE instead of mayo mixed with onion juice flavor. I demand 5 packets on each sandwich ordered.
no seasoning.
no onions.
extra pickles.
extra tomatoes.
and cheese on the heel as well as on top of the patty.

If it's delivered wrong, I make a production of it in front of dining room guests.

Sadly, this laundry list is the classic recipe prior to EX CEO
Linda Lang landing in the early 80's at Jack In The Box and destroying an outstanding menu of classic tastes.

Good to see PHOOOD is waking up to the Inferior Burger Superior Price Campaign instituted under Lang in 1986.

bring back the jack in the box drive thru speaker box & moby jack.

Posted by: Harold at February 22, 2014 1:19 PM

With profound sadness I read the reviews about the wonders and not-so-wondrous Jack-in-the-Box.

Years ago I gulped down enormous amounts of their fare but for over 15 years nary any of their fare has entered my gaping maw leading to my near-bottomless gullet.

"WHY!!!!!" I envision you shouting aloud. Well, the reason is simple... according to the search feature in their site....

"Itís a huge bummer, but there are no Jack in the Box restaurants within 30 miles of your searched location. The closest location is 124.28 miles away"

I have had no reason to head in that direction and I will not do so just to grab some fast-food stuff.



Posted by: Obbop at February 23, 2014 10:54 AM

My first Insider was definitely overcooked. My second one was VERY juicy and loaded with bacon though! Okay I had 2, but only because of the buy 1 get 1 free coupon. They were both awesome! I recommend pressing your luck a second time!

Posted by: Riffy at March 28, 2014 5:02 AM

Thank you for the reminder about the secret sauce. We recently got Jack in the Box back in Tulsa after they had disappeared for many years, and I had wondered why the burgers weren't as good as I had recalled. Secret sauce fixed the problem.

As to the Bacon Insider, I enjoyed it. As I ate it, I wondered if it was too much of a good thing, but overall I found it very indulgent and quite the guilty pleasure!

Posted by: adam at April 1, 2014 9:44 AM
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