Feb 27, 2012

Review: Jack in the Box - BLT Cheeseburger

Jack in the Box's BLT Cheeseburger along with their Bacon Shake is part of their bacon-themed limited-time offers. The burger takes a beef hamburger patty and accompanies it with hickory-smoked bacon, shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, pickles, American cheese, and mayo-onion sauce.

It's offered as part of a combo with a small order of fries and 20-ounce drink for $4.99 or you can get just the burger for $3.29.

Popping open the hood, the tomatoes looked fresh, the lettuce, crisp, and the pickles were pretty much fast food standard. The bun had a decent toasting and the mayo wasn't too heavy. The cheese was nicely melted and the bacon looked to be a decent amount. The patty looked a bit dry (but no more than fast food standard) and had a decent charring. Not bad so far.

I didn't know from my initial impression but there was actually quite a bit of bacon in my BLT Cheeseburger. While the application was a bit lopsided, the resultant bites were filled with bacon-y goodness; crispy, smoky, and oh-so-good.

This is really the most bacon I've ever gotten from a fast food chain. But offerings like this, and thicker bacon from Wendy's and Burger King makes me think fast food bacon is on the rise.

The BLT Cheeseburger is literally a BLT plus a cheeseburger; bacon, lettuce, tomato plus beef, cheese, and bun. It may not be very original but it's a good formula and Jack uses it to good results.

The cheeseburger portion was good as well, a good amount of beef (not juicy but not too dry either) and two slices of melted American makes sure to balance it out.

For $3.29, it's a pretty good price for tasty fast food burger.

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Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box BLT Cheeseburger
Calories - 650 (from Fat - 325)
Fat - 36g (Saturated Fat - 15g)
Sodium - 1660mg
Carbs - 42g (Sugar - 5g)
Protein - 37g

1 comment:

  1. Well-taken pics and good commentary.

    Just wish I could afford to buy one and that dietary restrictions allowed consumption.

    Why do I "self-flagellate" myself by reading/viewing that I am unable to acquire?

    Well, in a round-about way I suppose it is akin to peering at the SI magazine's "bikini edition" knowing those bodacious babes are unobtainable.

    The burgers here are assuredly much more "acquireable" than young lovely bikini babes.

    Hmmmmm.... have a blog based upon bodacious or even semi-desirable burger babes?


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