Monday, June 17, 2013

Review: Jack in the Box - Jack's Big Stack Burger

Jack's Big Stack Burger - side view
Jack in the Box's Jack's Big Stack burger is stacked with two jumbo beef patties, American cheese, pickle slices, onion rings, mustard, and mayo onion sauce on toasted sourdough.

My local Jack in the Box offers them at $4.49 a piece. They also have a coupon on the Jack in the Box website for $1 off that doesn't expire until the end of July.

The beef patties sport a nice bit of browning and add a lot of meaty texture and taste to the burger. I could actually see the pepper on the patties.

The cheese was nicely melted and provided a lighter than expected flavor. I would have liked more of it, like they had on the Hot Mess Burger.

The onion rings were pretty crunchy and had a delicate sweet onion flavor.

The head scratcher for me here was the long-sliced deli-style pickles and mustard, which is a combination I tend to associate with Cuban sandwiches. It tends to pair better with cured meats like ham or pastrami. Against lightly seasoned beef (even with the double patties), it was overpowering and delivered a little too much tanginess for my liking. I couldn't taste the mayo much as it struggled against the pickles and mustard.

Jack's toasted sourdough is a favorite of mine. The crumb is always moist and buttery, while the crust maintains a thin crispy shell. On this occasion, the bread was even toastier than usual, which was real nice and the high point of the burger.

Overall, Jack's Big Stack was a little disappointing for me. I was looking forward to the beef, cheese, and onion ring combo, but the sharp tang of the pickles and mustard ruined it for me. I think I'd prefer it plain without mustard or pickles than the way it's served. It's very filling though.

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Jack's Big Stack
Calories - 925 (from Fat - 546)
Fat - 61g (Saturated Fat - 22g)
Sodium - 2086mg
Carbs - 46g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 49g
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