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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Courtesy Bailey BluesKristine 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 >>
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 >>
Here's the Del Taco logo we know and love. After the jump, see the spiffy new logo!
Anne Marie PanoringanWhen 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 >>
Edwin GoeiThe 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 >>
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 >>
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!
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 >>
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Edwin GoeiHabibi'sIt 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 >>
Photo credit: Jack in the BoxThe 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 >>
Todd BarnesThis 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 >>
Photo by Todd BarnesKris 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 cholester ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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