Jul 3, 2012

Review: Jack in the Box - Jr. Jack

Jack in the Box's Jr. Jack is the junior-sized version to the Jumbo Jack. Suspiciously, the middle-child, Jack, is missing. As a smaller-sized Jumbo Jack, the Jr. Jack contains the same stuff -- beef patty (but smaller), lettuce, tomato, pickles, chopped onions, mayo-onion sauce, and ketchup on a regular bun instead of a sesame seed one.

I picked on up for $1.19 at my local Jack in the Box off the value menu.

If you've ever eaten a Jumbo Jack, Whopper, or Famous Star, the Jr. Jack will seem very familiar to you except smaller (think kid's meal hamburger size).

You get that standard mix of tangy sweetness and creaminess from the ketchup and mayo; mostly ketchup here.

A couple onion pieces add a little bit of crunch along with the lettuce. The tomato and the pickle were relatively fresh.

The beef patty was a little small and, in some bites, overwhelmed by the other ingredients.

The bun was fairly standard with a nice squish, but probably should be smaller to match the meat.

Overall, it's a very nice, if plain, fast food burger, but for 20 40 cents extra I'd rather opt for a Jumbo Jack and get more beef to complement the other ingredients better.

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Jr. Jack
Calories - 325 (from Fat - 135)
Fat - 15g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 720mg
Carbs - 32g (Sugar - 5g)
Protein - 13g