Oct 31, 2013

Review: Jack in the Box - Stacked Grilled Cheese Burger

Jack in the Box's Stacked Grilled Cheese Burger is part of their new late night menu and features a sourdough grilled cheese sandwich as the top bun for a cheeseburger filled with a beef patty, lettuce, tomato, pickles, cheese, and mayo.

I picked one up for $4 (it's also available in a late night Munchie Meal that tacks on Halfsie fries, two tacos, and a 20-ounce drink for $6).

Upon inspection, the cheese on the grilled cheese portion of my Stacked Grilled Cheese Burger was decidedly not melted (oddly, enough the cheese in the cheeseburger portion was melted...). Not to fret though as they doubled up on the cheese in the top "bun" by including a substantial dollop of warm cheese sauce. The combination of the two ensured warm cheesiness in every bite.

I know that it's part of the whole gimmick, but the middle slice of bread is one slice too many. At times, I felt like I was eating bread, cheese, and condiments as the lone beef patty struggled to assert itself. A double patty would probably work better but that would also drive up the price by another buck or so.

The lettuce, tomato, and pickles were pretty standard as far as fast food goes.

The mayo was actually applied fairly lightly and I didn't catch too much of it.

The way the burger/sandwich is assembled, it does feel like eating a grilled cheese stacked on top of a burger. I found that eating it upside down delivered the best cheesy goodness since the cheese sauce hits the tongue first that way.

Overall, Jack in the Box's Stacked Cheese Burger does come off a bit gimmicky (by design I think) and could be much improved by just rearranging the ingredients a little and getting rid of the extra slice of bread.

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Stacked Grilled Cheese Burger Munchie Meal (includes fries, tacos, but not including drink)
Calories - 1679 (from Fat - 871)
Fat - 97g (Saturated Fat - 28g)
Sodium - 3538mg
Carbs - 144g (Sugar - 13g)
Protein - 56g

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