Before I dive into my review I want to discuss the service at Jack In The Box. They must be the friendliest people I have ever met at a fast food restaurant and I’m not joking when I tell you that it drives me crazy. This is especially true when ordering breakfast. I’m tired and only half awake and really, truly just want to go back to bed and the last thing I want to hear is the oh-so-happy voice of some chipper fast food worker. Take my money, give me my change, give me my food and shut the hell up. That is what I want at 6AM and I don’t think it’s too much to ask. And don’t even get me started about the incident at Subway I had a couple weeks ago. This guy was so friendly I was seconds away from walking around that counter and punching him in his face. That would have wiped that sincere, genuine smile right off his ugly mug.
But I digress. What I want to review today is the Grilled Breakfast Sandwich from Jack in the Box. This sandwich consists of two fried eggs, two slices of ham, two strips of bacon and two slices of melting American cheese, all on top of grilled artisan bread. So I order this thing just on a whim. It’s not what I normally get but for some reason it just sounded good. I actually ordered two because a breakfast sandwich is just diminutive and I’m a big fat fatty (diabetic or not, me needs my eats – breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all).
So I’m driving away and I reach into my bag to grab the first sandwich and I can’t figure out why it won’t come out of the bag. It’s like stuck or something. Then I start thinking that maybe the sandwiches are stuck together, but that can’t be. Turns out the sandwiches are just huge. I mean they are substantial for a breakfast sandwich. I instantly realize that I might have trouble getting through both of them. Spoiler alert – I managed just fine.
So the sandwich is grilled like a grilled cheese sandwich is grilled which means it’s fried and oh-so-greasy. It’s delicious. I don’t know what Artisan bread is but it’s good. It has a great texture and taste and is heavy duty enough to hold the copious amount of stuff on this bad boy. The fried eggs are tasty and not at all rubbery and not poached like McDonalds eggs. The ham and bacon is what you typically get at a fast food restaurant so just so-so. The cheese is pretty good too, and has the benefit of actually being melted, unlike the little orange rubbers squares from most fast food places that will never melt even when nuked for 2 minutes in a microwave.
I’ve learned I enjoy most breakfast items with Cholula Hot Sauce on them (see my next review). So I have a bottle of it at work and it just makes this sandwich taste even better. When I discover something new like this sandwich I almost always will try it 4 or 5 times within a week or two and eventually will hate it. I had my 8th one this morning and I still love them. But alas, I can’t have anymore.
Jack in the Box just drives me crazy. It’s not just their friendly service but have you ever noticed all the beeping and alarms going off almost non-stop at Jack in the Box? It’s like being stuck in the Wopr computer from War Games. But the straw that broke this tubby camel’s back was when I handed the lady a ten dollar bill, a dime a nickel and 2 pennies to pay for my $3.17 bill and she gave me $6.98 in change. She then proceeded to tell me that I had given her $10.28 so that’s why I’m getting $6.98 in change. What the hell. Then told me, “That’s okay, you must be having one of those days.” I just looked at her gobsmacked. Oh I’m having one of those days alright. You know the kind. The kind of day where the overly chipper fast food worker CAN’T COUNT A SINGLE BILL AND 4 COINS, PUNCH IN THE NUMBERS AND GIVE THE RIGHT CHANGE! THAT’S WHAT KIND OF DAY I’M HAVING!!!!!
So I’m done for now and I will genuinely miss the Grilled Breakfast Sandwich. It’s awesome. It is a Certified ReviewSpew All-Star!