Jack in the Box's new Brunchfast menu aims to offer the breakfast-lunch combination all day long. I recently stopped by my local Jack in the Box to try the whole menu all at once.
Here's what you can expect from the new menu:
The mainstays of Brunchfast are the three entrees: the Brunch Burger, Bacon & Egg Chicken Sandwich, and Southwest Scrambler Plate.
Given that you're getting mostly the same ingredients between the two sandwiches, it's really a choice between the meatier, crispier chicken and an English muffin or a beef patty and a croissant. Croissants are listed above English muffins in my book but I'm pretty sure you can sub out one for the other.
There was a nicely melted layer of pepper jack blanketing my eggs.
The Homestyle Potatoes are also available as a side. They were thick-cut, crispy, lightly seasoned, and a little oily as if they were pan-fried for a bit. They went well with the bacon. You can also always ask for the cheese on the side, and put it on the potatoes. An order costs $2.19 at my local Jack in the Box.
The featured sides for Brunchfast are Orange Cranberry Muffins, Mini Pancakes, and the aforementioned Homestyle Potatoes. You can actually get any of them as the side option in a Brunchfast combo meal (the prices range from $5.89 to $6.69 [may vary] depending on the entree) or you can go with the standard fries or curly fries. I imagine you can easily get them with Jack's regular combos as well, in case you're only feeling halfway brunch-y.
For drinks, there's new Blood Orange Fruit Cooler and Iced Coffee.
The Blood Orange Fruit Cooler resembles Italian soda with the syrup pooling a little at the bottom for visual effect. It tastes like orange soda but with some added depth from the blood orange flavor. You might want to try topping it off with actual orange juice to get more of a mimosa feel. The price came out to $2.29 for a large cup.
I'm a big fan of Jack's Iced Coffee, which is extra-creamy, smooth, and not too sweet. I like to go with the Original but they also offer Caramel and Vanilla flavors. It was $1.99 for a regular 16-oz cup.
And that's everything you can expect to find on Jack in the Box's new all-day Brunchfast menu, which is especially nice if you, like me, tend to frequent Jack in the Box during the wee hours of the night. After all, that was the inspiration for this concept.