Jack in the Box Inc.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Fast Food War's Latest Spicy Development Is a Step In the Right Direction.. Now Go Hotter

    It's kind of fun watching the United States fast food wars. The fast food customer base isn't getting any larger, so now for any of the big chains to grow, they literally have to steal customers from each other. We saw it a bit ago, with the reintroduction of the Big Carl, the Bonus jack, and every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    The 5 Most Egregious Big Mac Rip-Offs Of All Time

    The fast food war is a rough life. No one thinks eating food from out of a window is a good thing to do anymore. The market for fast food isn't growing. So marketing fast food today is more about who's hip and who's cool than it is about the quality of the food. To grow, companies need to literally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    In Defense of French Fries, Or Why Sweet Potatoes are Ungodly Usurpers of the Throne

    When did French fries stop being good enough? For almost 300 years, people have been slicing good old white spuds into batons and deep-frying them, serving them with burgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, steak. You name it, people have offered it with a side of fries. They taste fantastic with just a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Jack in the Box Joins The Waffle Sandwich Game

    With the original McGriddle and Taco Bell's "waffle taco" and the monstrosity that is Dunkin' Donuts' glazed donut breakfast sandwich, fast food chains are realizing that what Americans want first thing in the morning is more sugar.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Spotted in OC: A Bruxië-Esque 'Waffle Taco' At Taco Bell

    Is Taco Bell trying to slide onto Bruxië's turf? A Waffle Taco was spotted on the breakfast menu at locations in Newport Beach and Santa Ana. It's a folded round waffle filled with a sausage patty and scrambled eggs, served with a packet of syrup. Instagrammer Sarah Chavez, whose photo was picked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    How To Order The Best Thing At Yoshinoya

    If you read my twice daily ramblings on this blog with any regularity, you'll know that I have an unhealthy affinity with Yoshinoya. Apart from the mystery-meat tacos at Jack in the Box, it is one of the few fast food places that I eat at with any frequency. A few weeks ago, I realized that Yoshino ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Diatribe With Dave: 6 Stupid Things White People Do to Food

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Jack in the Box Makes A Maple Waffle Breakfast Sandwich

    Mornings just got a bit more interesting at Jack in the Box. Its new, limited-time Breakfast Waffle Sandwich features a fried egg, American cheese and country-grilled sausage stacked between two maple waffles. 

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2012

    Million Dollar Quartet

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2012

    Mi Taco es su Taco: How Mexican Food Conquered America

    I finally visited the snazzy corporate offices of the OC Weekly last week, to interview my editor, Gustavo "¡Ask a Mexican!" Arellano. Despite writing for years for the county's favorite alt-weekly, I'd conducted only an email relationship with the staff and editors. I arrived in person to tape my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Costco Food Court Ditches Carne Asada Bakes; Introduces New Item

    Adios, Costco's carne asada bake. Howyoudoin' hot turkey provolone sandwich. The preeminent membership warehouse store has once again switched out one of their food court offerings for another. Replaced by the new sandwich, the aforementioned carne asada bake was itself a replacement for a turkey wr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    On the Line: Bob Brown of Spudrunners, Part Two

    Our interview with Bob Brown continues as he calls while I'm en route to the dentist. After verifying his seriousness over some of his responses, I mentioned the tall tales told by his Spudrunners team in part one. Today's segment involves family; and by family I mean his wife, son, father and dog. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    A "Pink Slime"-Using Beef Producer Files For Bankruptcy

    The Wall Street Journal reports that AFA Foods, which contributes to about 2% of total U.S. beef production has filed for bankruptcy protection.  The company's products are sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Burger King Holdings Inc., Jack in the Box Inc., Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc., Wendy' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    How Does McDonald's Filet-O-Fish Fare Against Other Fast-Food Fishwiches?

    ​ Once again, it's fish sandwich season at the nation's fast food burger joints, a.k.a. Lent. It is said that 23% of Filet-O-Fish consumption happens during this period. But how do the others measure against what's arguably the nation's most popular fishwich, which McDonald's now offers in a doubl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Hawaiian Revolving Sushi Chain Opens First California Store In Santa Ana

    ​As Dave reported back in November, Genki Sushi--the revolving sushi chain that practically owns the revolving sushi market in Hawaii (there are 10 on the small island of Oahu alone)--is now open, taking over a defunct Sanrio store at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana. The restaurant, which by the way i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Taste Testing Jack in the Box's Bacon Milkshake

    ​Have you heard about Jack in the Box's bacon milkshake? The milkshake is just part of a marketing campaign that includes a commercial that has a dude named Neal telling his mother that he's getting married to bacon. The push for its new BLT Cheeseburger includes a new catchphrase where Jack asks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    K. Flay Talks Beginnings, Book Reports, And Hamburgers

    Courtesy Bailey Blues​Kristine Flaherty (better known by musical moniker K. Flay) isn't your average rapper-singer-songwriter. After graduating from Stanford with degrees in psychology and sociology, she decided to take her then-hobby of writing and performing music more seriously. Besides the occ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    ShopHouse, Chipotle's New Asian Concept, is Reportedly Good--Now, When is it Coming Out Here?

    ​Chipotle taught the nation how to say chipotle (or was that Jack in the Box?)--is bánh mì next to become a household term?  Maybe. ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, the new build-a-bánh mì (or bowl) casual restaurant concept by the Denver-based burrito chain, opened its doors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Del Taco's New Logo Looks A Lot Like Its Old Logo

    ​Here's the Del Taco logo we know and love. After the jump, see the spiffy new logo!   

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Dueling Dishes: Battle Sweet Potato Fries!

    Anne Marie Panoringan​When we were tots, we munched on taters. Then there's the standard McDonald's variety. Criss-cut ones were a luxury, but curly could be found at Jack In The Box. The notion of a french fry was always more combo rather than cuisine...until sweet potato fries entered the pictur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Eat Here, Not There: Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

    Edwin Goei​The feature is called "Eat Here, Not There", but don't take this as a no confidence vote on Yoshinoya. In fact, I enjoy Yoshinoya's chicken. A lot.  It's all about that crispy skin, slips of concentrated poultry-ness, which after thorough dusting of togarashi, can take away all th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Dueling Dishes: Fish and Chips

    Edwin Goei The Chippy You can get fish and chips just about anywhere. Pubs that also pour Guinness. Restaurants that also serve everything else. Jack in the Box. Today we will focus on the fast-food and food court variety. We pit the product produced by The Chippy, an Irvine food court denize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    This Week in Food: Historical Eating Contests, Non-Gross Bukkake, and Alcoholic CREAM

    The above audio clip is well-known to fans of the Howard Stern Show like meself but does signify one of the few times bukkake can be used in a non-porno term. After the jump, how we at SaFII were able to pull it off--and other highlights from the week! 

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Jack in the Box Tacos Still Gut-Wrenching--But No Longer Good

    ​Oh, that wonderful feeling after eating a Jack in the Box taco, that punch to the stomach that makes you tap your feet like a telegraph, that creates rumblings from depths in your bowels that had remained dormant since you were in the womb. Their tacos, a superfluous nipple from its shared herita ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010

    Nativo Lopez Cries 'Racist,' Appeals Court Cries 'Defamation'

    [Moxley Confidential] Split decision in Overhill Farms case has chilling free-speech implications, dissenting justice asserts

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Dueling Dishes: Battle Funnel Cakes

    Edwin GoeiHabibi's​It is patently unfair to compare a previously-frozen Jack in the Box funnel cake that goes for a dollar a piece to one made-to-order by a family business at Habibi's Funnel Cakes. But the fact that both are available for purchase literally on opposite sides of one Tustin street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Free Tacos at Jack In The Box TODAY After 2 p.m.!

    Photo credit: Jack in the Box​The Jack in the Box Facebook page announced a giveaway of 2 free tacos TODAY (that's Tuesday, November 16) after 2 p.m. No purchase necessary, one giveaway per customer, no substitutions, etc. You know the drill.If you eat them outside on the curb they'll be street ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Stephanie Dinh of S Fine Dining, Part One

    Todd Barnes​This week, we meet the chef-owner of S Fine Dining, one of the few upscale-yet-authentic Vietnamese restaurants in Orange County. Vietnamese cuisine was informed the French occupation of that country, and many of those culinary influences thrive at this fine dining restaurant thanks to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Kris Kirk of Ecco Restaurant, Part One

    Photo by Todd Barnes​Kris Kirk used to cook at the late Sage on the Coast, but now heads the kitchen at the new Ecco at The Camp in Costa Mesa. The restaurant, which opened a few months ago after a prolonged delay, is already making up for lost time doing pizza, a seasonal menu, and, um, a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Top Chef Judges Do Madison Avenue

    It started with Tom Colicchio hawking Diet Coke during the Superbowl.    That opened the door to Padma Lakshmi doing naughty Paris Hilton-like things to a Western Bacon Cheeseburger.   I admit it: I like the sandwich, and yes, I avidly follow every season of Top Chef. But this? I don't know. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    CNN Reports That Fast-Food Chains Are "Going After Sit-Down Diner Dollars"

    The headline speaks for itself.  CLICK HERE if you'd like to read the article.But I know what you want to know.  Who's planning to serve what?Since we're all busy people, I'll bullet point it for you:- Burger King:  Thicker burgers, ribs, and kebabs.- Jack in the Box: Miniature sirloi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    And the Wiener Is ... a Burger!

    The Cancer Project today issued its list of the five worst fast-food value menu items. And the envelopes, please...   1) Junior Bacon Cheeseburger (Jack in the Box, pictured). $1; 400 calories; 23 grams of fat; 8 grams of saturated fat; 1 gram of trans fat; 55 milligrams of cholestero ... More >>

  • Features

    July 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 26, 2007

    Best Story of the Day: Cow Anus Burger?

    Los Angeles Times reporter Alana Semuels wins for the best story of the day. In the business section, Semuels reported on the increasingly comical burger wars in Southern California. According to Semuels, CKE Restaurants Inc., owners of Carl's Jr. and Hardees, sued Jack in the Box on Friday in Oran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2007

    'Loin to Love It

    Jack in the Box's new commercials openly mock the McDonalds Angus third-pounders as being inferior to the new sirloin burgers. But are they? Certainly the commercials are better. McDonalds' bizarre appeal to Californians to eat lots of Angus burgers so they'll catch on and people in Boston can have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2006

    OC-Style Language Love in Earthquake-Ravaged Honolulu

    From a fellow Chapman alumni... The entire state lost electricity yesterday, so everyone is listing to the one radio station that was transmitting. It's the official state emergency channel so they have a strong transmitter and runs on a generator. Obviously, Hawaii has a lot of different ethniciti ... More >>

  • Food

    October 12, 2006

    Drink, Eat, But Don't Pass Out

    Proof in seven shots

  • Culture

    May 25, 2006


    Strong like ox: Proraso mens shaving products

  • Unknown

    March 10, 2005

    This Week in Danish

    This week in Danish

  • Features

    January 15, 2004
  • News

    September 25, 2003

    Pete Wilson on Steroids

    Cruz Bustamante on Arnold Schwarzenegger, the GOP and John and Ben

  • Food

    May 1, 2003

    Veggie in the Box

    Esthers fast food for granola eaters

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • Features

    September 27, 2001
  • Food

    August 16, 2001


    Real life at Charlies Chili

  • Columns

    June 14, 2001
  • News

    January 4, 2001
  • Columns

    July 29, 1999
  • Columns

    March 25, 1999

    Beach Boulevard Breakdown

    A history of OC's infamous thoroughfare

  • Food

    March 18, 1999

    Famous Food

    Conductors! Rock Stars! Restaurateurs! Poets!

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