Jan 26, 2015

Review: Jack in the Box - Ultimate Cheeseburger

Jack in the Box's Ultimate Cheeseburger features two beef patties, slices of both American and Swiss-style cheeses, mayo-onion sauce, mustard, and ketchup on a sesame seed bun

I got one for $4.79.

This burger is forever associated in my mind with this hilarious introductory commercial featuring a focus group for the meat and cheese crowd ("I like the meat and cheese part. But why a bun?"). It looks like they added some sauces to the mix since back then.

There's a lot of meaty cheesy goodness to be found here. The beef was moist, lightly seasoned, and had a bit of a charred crust. The taste has improved a good bit since Jack in the Box changed up their seasoning procedures and the patties' width exceeds that of the bun.

The cheese is too mild to be distinguished but is well melted and provides a creamy base.

I feel like someone out there must think I really like mustard because like with the recent Lil' Doggies from Sonic, there was a lot of yellow mustard on my burger, followed by a little bit of ketchup and even less mayo (usually it's the other way around). I couldn't even taste the ketchup and mayo, but I got a distinct tang and mustard quality from the typically mild sauce. I think mustard is fine (although my tastes run more towards the more horseradish-y varieties), but it was a bit much.

Overall, Jack in the Box's Ultimate Cheeesburger is great for when you want a simple, but still tasty, plain cheeseburger in abundance. Despite the saucing mishap, it was still very enjoyable. With the seasoned flavor of the beef, it might be even better to just order one without any sauce. Also, if you're going low-carb, they can also serve the burger wrapped in lettuce. And yes, the bun does a good job of keeping the meat and cheese from your hands.

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Ultimate Cheeseburger (266g)
Calories - 819 (from Fat - 445)
Fat - 49g (Saturated Fat - 21g)
Sodium - 1783mg
Carbs - 44g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 50g

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