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Hunger can do strange things to a person. (Drawing courtesy of artist TL Arens.)
We live in a small town in northern California. Living just east of no where means driving to see bands. When we started CFM my friend and I drove to Sac for a metal concert. We left half deaf with ringing ears and hungry. (That was the last time I forgot the earplugs!) The locals recommended a restaurant that was so crowded there was a waiting line to get into the parking lot. We decided it was too late at night and the drive ahead was too long to eat there. The next place that was open had a dark, kinda creepy parking lot. Yeah, two women in the middle of the night, not such a good idea. Finally, we found a place open and settled for not so good Mexican food. The most memorable moment was laughing when the kid that took our order asked if we had been at the concert, we were screaming at him without realizing it.
Like many small towns our entertainment is going to Wal-Mart. Friday night we finished our late night shopping and Wal-Mart was closing. We decided to check out the Late Night Munchie Meals at Jack in the Box. I admit that it had been a while since I had been to our Jack in the Box. Let me say, we have an awesome Jack in the Box! The parking lot is properly lit and the store was spotless. There were none of the expected stray napkins on the floor. I have worked as a Secret Shopper for other companies and it has made me very aware of things you wouldn’t normally notice. The employees were wearing clean uniforms and the kitchen area looked great. They would have gotten a perfect score!
Tyler greeted us and explained the Late Night Munchie Meals menu. It was not easy to decide. I started laughing when Tom told Tyler he didn’t have to wait for us to decide if he had something to do. Tom is an honest to goodness foodie and he was overwhelmed. I couldn’t help thinking that in my late night munchies college days I would have ended up standing there for a very long time deciding. It was not a tough decision for me that night I couldn’t wait to try the Exploding Cheesy Chicken!
Chicken! Mozzarella sticks! How could you go wrong?
The meals are only served after 9pm. Your entree comes in a box with 2 tacos, halfsies which is half curly fries and half French fries and a 20 oz. drink.
Tom said, “You get one of these, 2 tacos, curly fries with french fries and a drink for only $6?”
This is how Jack in the Box describes Jacks Munchie Meals.
Stacked Grilled Cheese Burger – Sourdough grilled cheese on top, cheeseburger on bottom. Tucked into this tasty bunk bed.
Loaded Nuggets – Chicken Nuggets drowning in two kinds of cheese with ranch and bacon. Rescue them!
Brunch Burger – A burger with a fried egg and a crispy hash brown for when it’s so late you don’t know whether it’s dinner or breakfast.
Exploding Cheesy Chicken – A chicken sandwich exploding with mozzarella cheese sticks and gooey white cheese sauce. Oh my cheesy goodness.
This is a photo of my Exploding Cheesy Chicken. It won’t look like the ones in the Jack in the Box ads because, I am allergic to lettuce. When I asked if I could get it without lettuce, the manager on duty, Brock told me it wasn’t a problem because they are made to order. Far out!
My Exploding Cheesy Chicken. The white cheese sauce is killer.
Exploding Cheesy Chicken is heavenly! It was even better than expected. We are restaurant folks and had doubts about the tacos. Burgers to tacos? Restaurant can’t always add new products successfully. Jack in the Box does it perfectly. Tom said the tacos were some of the best he had ever had and from him that is a major compliment!
This is one of the funniest commercials ever.
You really do have to experience these meals. The next time you are out after 9pm doing who knows what, gettin your freak on, stop into Jack in the Box and eat a really, really good tasting meal.
Still out at 2am…Jack don’t judge. We don’t need no stinking salads, in the middle of the night.
My Exploding Cheesy Chicken was one of the best sandwiches I have eaten in the night or day time.
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On the way out we notice a sign on the door. It said: Text JACKCHI to 31278. I did and Jack sent me a coupon text for 2 FREE Tacos with a purchase that is good for seven days. Me and Jack are tight.
The Jack in the Box visit was also educational. After we had eaten, we learned the ancient art of napkin folding. Tom made the cabbage and I made the marble. Mine was totally better than his.
Love and peace out.