Jack in the Box announced its new bacon milk shake, which it's added to the menu for a very limited time. Although the bacon trend doesn't seem to be dying down anytime soon, we're on the fence about this one. Made with vanilla ice cream and bacon-flavored syrup, I hate to admit that it sounds like it might be delicious. What do you think? Would you try a bacon shake?
In hopes of boosting sales, Jack in the Box is thinking, well, outside of the box. Amidst criticism that the fast food chain has lost brand focus, the company has announced plans to drop toys from kids' meals, add new menu options for children such as apple bites, and cut a number of premium food items, among them the mini sirloin burgers, steak teriyaki bowl, pita snacks, and chorizo burger. These changes, Jack in the Box executives hope, will help the staggering chain distinguish itself from competitors.
Jack in the Box claims that the move to kill toys in kids' meals wasn't in response to outside pressure, but the hubbub surrounding Happy Meal bans couldn't have hurt its decision. Note that while other fast food establishments like McDonald's and Chipotle have been seeing growth, Jack in the Box sales still haven't managed to return to pre-recession levels. Do you think dropping the toys from kids' meals and simplifying the menu will kick-start sluggish sales?
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Is there anything better out there than tacos? Not that we know of — except, well, maybe free tacos.
Today only, mosey over to your nearest Jack in the Box anytime after 2 p.m. and score dos tacos, gratis. Although there isn't much explanation in the promotion's advertisements, officials did say it's intended to highlight improvements made to the menu item.
Want to know if Jack's tacos are better? Find out for yourself and get to a participating location.
Clockwise from left: Amazing Baby Musical Jack in the Box ($25), FAO Schwarz Bear Jack-in-the-Box ($20), Tolo Toys Musical Jack in the Box ($15), Curious George Jack-in-the-Box ($20), Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Clown Jack-in-the-Box ($15), Prancing Pony Jack in the Box ($23).
The latest twist in the fast food breakfast wars shows Americans are hungry for a hearty — but healthy — start.
Meanwhile, Jack in the Box announced its latest product, The Breakfast Pita Pocket, will also be a fit-friendly morning option. The fast food chain's new item, priced at $2.69, will feature a whole-grain pita pocket with eggs, bacon, ham, and American cheese.
I'm not surprised to learn that specialty coffee drinks and breakfast sandwiches are the fastest-growing items in fast food. Wendy's and Taco Bell are both rolling out programs next year, and I'm willing to bet there'll be at least one healthy morning option on each. Are you happy to see these chains offering healthier breakfast? Do you ever eat fast food in the morning?
We love Slashfood so much that every Thursday we round up their most delicious stories. Here are this week's finds:
- Jack in the Box is responding to feedback and revamping its French fries.
- How Oscar winner The Cove is helping to bring down illegal sushi operations.
- Make a craveworthy shrimp po'boy with none of the grease.
- Chef and restaurant owner Bobby Flay will throw down $800,000 in back wages.
- Fat: Australian researchers think it's the sixth taste.
- Food Networker Ingrid Hoffman is back in the restaurant biz — this time, with a food truck.
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Taco Tuesday promos are, in my opinion, the best thing to ever happen to Tuesday, an otherwise uneventful day of the week. And for no apparent reason, fast-food chain Jack in the Box wants to get in on the action with its own version. Today only, print out this coupon, bring it into a store near you, and walk away with two free tacos — no purchase necessary.
Although I haven't been there since trying the chain's cheesy macaroni bites last year, I'm thinking tonight I'll head over to my local Jack to score a deuce. Will you do the same?
In addition to featuring one of the best junk food burgers out there — the Sourdough Jack (oh, man I just made myself hungry!) — I have to say Jack in the Box has some pretty great commercials. Take this one for their fruit smoothies, featuring a glassy-eyed menopausal woman who claims this beverage keeps her from going "street rat crazy." (A Jack in the Box fruit smoothie? Really?)
Lately fast food chain Jack in the Box has been getting a lot of publicity. First there was the ad campaign — that debuted at the Super Bowl — in which its brand's fictitious face, Jack, was hit by a bus. Although Jack lies in a coma, the company asked consumers to show their support by enjoying free curly fries and free tacos. Now, Jack's come out of his coma and naturally to celebrate, the chain is giving away fast food, again. All day tomorrow, Tuesday March 10, you can score a free small fry (natural cut or seasoned curly) and fountain drink of your choice. To obtain the food, you'll need to print this coupon. Although Jack is out of his coma, he has yet to speak publicly about his new logo.
While I'm always a fan of free food, all these Jack in the Box giveaways are getting out of control! Will you take advantage of the deal?