Jack in the Box Inc.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    I Ate the Jack in the Box Hella-Peño Burger and I'm Not OK

    Let me explain to you what the Hella-Peño burger is. The Hella-Peño burger from Jack in the Box is the new, severe-heartburn-timeframe-only available (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.) burger that is topped with jalapeños, other jalapeños with cheese in them and a liquid cheese "taco sauce." In this press photo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Open Carry Group Sues Arlington Over the First Amendment

    Before Open Carry Tarrant County members and their rifles set foot in a Fort Worth Jack in the Box earlier this month, setting off a series of increasingly absurd showdowns between open-carry gun activists and national restaurant chains, its members were standing on Arlington sidewalks handing out c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    There's a Schism in Texas' Open Carry Movement

    There comes a time in any sustained protest movement when internal disagreements over tactics, over what ends justify what means, over the acceptability of compromise in the name of progress, reach a boiling point. It happened during the civil rights struggle of the 1960s. It happened in the during ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Early 2014 Fast Food News Indicates We Actually Live Inside a Stuffed Dorito

    We're nearly three months into the new year, and the most commonly used suffix must be "pocalypse." So, send in Godzilla: these things have all happened in the year-to-date. We've got: - Cinnabon-scented air fresheners - Tacos named after extra, extra large t-shirts

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    The Art of the Drive-Thru Fast-Food Robbery

    With the pace of modern life being what it is, it's become all but impossible to find time for a leisurely sit-down meal or an old-fashioned holdup-style heist. Thank goodness then for the fast-food drive-thru, which offers fast, convenient service to on-the-go burger lovers and time-pressed armed r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Burning Questions with Chef Kenny Mills on Crazy Requests and Tamales Gone Bad

    Each week (or thereabout) we track down a chef for a few burning questions. This week, chef Kenny Mills at Chop House Burgers and the new Chop House Steaks and Seafood in central Arlington was willing to participate. He shares with us a creative way to find unique recipes, a gnarly kitchen disaster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Burning Questions for Pecan Lodge's Husband and Wife Duo, Justin and Diane Fourton

    Each week (or thereabout) we ask a local chef three burning questions about his or her favorite culinary reads, food shames and best (or worst) meals. This week, we hear from Boss Lady and Pitmaster, Diane and Justin Fourton of Pecan Lodge. 1. What are your three favorite cookbooks? The Tex-Mex Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Free Food Alert: Jack is Hitting the Road with Free Jumbo Jacks

    Jack's Burger Truck, also called the Munchie Mobile, is in town, and you might be like, "Yeah? So what? I can go to Jack in the Box anytime my little clogged heart wants." Well, burgers from Jack's truck are free. On Friday the truck will be passing out free Jumbo Jack's with cheese before the Ran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Brian Zenner of Belly & Trumpet on Dinner in Thailand, Bruno Davaillon, Chef-Driven Dining and the Best Time for Cheap Tacos

    Chef Brian Zenner of Belly & Trumpet in Uptown has been around a bit. Born in Bangkok, his family moved to Dubai and London before finally settling in Texas. And while on paper his culinary career started at the Texas Culinary Academy, one might say the cooking wheels started churning on a dock in T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    BREAKING: Jack in the Box's Hot Mess Burger Is Messy, Not that Hot

    In the never-ending race to kick the fast food scene up infinite notches, Jack in the Box recently debuted their Hot Mess Burger ($3.99). Before we get a fingertip into this thing, let's put this out there. In Dallas, there is one true Hot Mess. It's at Pecan Lodge. It's a sweet potato baked and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    The Hot Mess from Jack in the Box, Taco Bell-Flavored Doritos and More Fast Food Crazy

    With the big game this weekend I was trying to find some interesting and gluttonous fast-food options. Nothing insane stuck out, but I came across a few items of note, both in the States and from around our big fat globe. Some of them are good, others awful. Well, actually, they're mostly awful. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    The Chicken Nugget Bonanza You Never Asked For

    Until recently, the chicken nugget biz was a two-player game. McDonald's ruled the roost with their all-powerful tempura style, while Wendy's occupied a smaller cult market with a more "breadcrumby" version. Both have their merits and their die-hard loyalists, but now two new competitors have enter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    The 10 Worst Fast Food Trends of 2012

    If civilization does collapse on Friday, December 21, 2012, which is the day the Mayans were all like Hey guys! Earth's gonna explode in a fiery saucer of flames and stuff!, then any remaining future humans (or any aliens stopping on the burnt husk of Earth to take a leak) will be able to read the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Ranking Dollar Menu Burgers: Don't Deny it, You Know You Eat Them

    The City of Ate has spent the past week parsing and pummeling through the Dallas burger scene. We can all personally attest to the wide girth of our coverage, which includes buns, off-the-beaten-path burgers, Korean burgers, smackdowns and more. See Also: Burger Week But, if we're really going to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Illegal Immigrant Says He Had No Idea There Were 15 Assault Rifles in His Trunk

    On Thursday afternoon, patrol officers performed a routine traffic stop in Oak Cliff. They found that the driver, 24-year-old Jesus Gonzalez, wasn't wearing a seat belt, was driving without a license, and was in the country illegally. They also found a little bonus prize: 15 AK-style assault rifles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Lightning Bolt - Sons of Hermann Hall - 8/28/12

    Lightning Bolt, Drug Mountain, Wiccans Sons of Hermann Hall Tuesday, August 28 To the noisenik who wasn't able to peek over the throng parked in front of Lightning Bolt last night, Brian Gibson might have been playing an electric chair through effects pedals. His bass, with a bonus banjo string at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Jack in the Box Waffles Your Buns with Breakfast Waffle Sandwich

    Surely after the recent news of Pizza Hut threading a hot dog into their pizza crust, and KFC air-dropping a slice of shitty cheese on top of their "burger," you were wondering: what's next? Well, here comes the news this morning (thanks to writer Sara Blankenship, who sends along with photo), snag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Jack in the Box Has a Bacon Milkshake for Its Marry Bacon Campaign. Also, Bacon.

    Via Foodbeast​There's so little left to conquer. There's little territory left unbaconed. It's in our cookies, our perfume, our lube, and our adhesive bandages. Oh no, no, it's not a bad thing. Following in Denny's meatsteps, Jack in the Box has kicked off a new bacon campaign that wants you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    A 966-Calorie Burger King Burger is Creating a Stir in the UK. Um, 966? That's It?

    ​Over in the United Kingdom, healthy people who eat health food have been twisting up their knickers over Burger King's new 966-calorie Smoked Bacon and Cheddar Double Angus burger. In addition to having a thousand calories, it has 58 grams of artery-waterboarding fat. Consumerist quotes a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Why Smashburger Sucks More Than It Has To

    Gratuitous macro depicting maximum crustiness.​Late last year, Forbes named Smashburger America's most promising company. The article describes an American population as burger-obsessed and compares the Denver-based smashers to other chains, including Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Jack in the B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    The West Dallas Gateway, Future Site of Street Fairs, Concerts and Concession Stands

    ​Drove the Continental Avenue bridge several times over the weekend on back-and-forth trips to Oak Cliff; the boy and I even pulled over on the west side, at the under-construction entrance to the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, to grab the quick pic seen below. As mentioned Friday, all that and more w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    The Five Most Annoying Current Fast Food Trends

    ​Caught an article over on Adage this morning on Domino's revamp of their "cheesy bread." In an attempt to capture what marketing executives must think are idiot foodies, the pizza chain is selling "gourmet" varieties of cheese bread (with spinach and feta and bacon and jalapeño).After blacking o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Texans Eat Out More Than Anyone. No Wonder We're So Fat.

    Alice LaussadeMeanwhile, back at the house, those leftovers in the fridge go bad.​Texans eat more than 3.5 meals a week in restaurants, according to Zagat. That's more than the diners in any other state in this great, fat union of ours. Houston leads the way, eating a full four meals a week ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Why Go Wiking When You Could Go Bubing?

    The tricky part to beefgliding is grill storage and flare-ups.​For centuries, people have been boozing it up while they hike. (Ask your mom.) But now that it's becoming popular to do wine-tastings on hikes, the activity has been given a new name: wiking. We're really excited for this new tre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    On In-n-Out Day, Five Tips for Enjoying Your Maiden Meat Voyage

    ​Happy In-n-Out Day, Dallas. Decades from now, when you're stuffing your face with a Triple-Triple (we get fatter in the future) and wondering if anyone called while you were out (cell phones, the internet -- it's all going to stop working soon, I swear), we'll remember the days leading up to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    St. Patrick's Day/Greenville Avenue Parade/Toadies Concert: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. The St. Patrick's Day/Greenville Avenue Parade is my favorite day of the year in Dallas. It's the one day our city lets its hair down, drops the materialistic b.s. and has fun, with total disregard to how we may look doing it. For about 12 hours a year, I get tricked into think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Free Is Too Much for Jack in the Box Tacos

    ​"Our tacos have had a cult-like following since the 1950s, when they gained a permanent place on our menu. This is especially true in Dallas, where our guests are counted among our long-term favorites," Brian Luscomb, Jack in the Box spokesperson, told me over the phone. With those words in m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Hash Over: There's Such a Thing
    As a Free Lunch

    It's back to the daily grind, but we have something to brighten your spirits and fill your stomach -- for free. The good folks at Jack in the Box know how much you love free food, and they've got a giveaway Tuesday you won't want to miss. After 2 p.m., head to Jack in the Box to receive two free t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Jack Hammers Another Nail in Rye's Coffin

    ​"Hey, are they happy we got rid of the rye bread?," Jack in the Box's mascot asks a fictional focus group leader in a recent commercial for the chain's new pastrami sandwich. "Totally," the researcher assures him. Customers may be pleased with Jack in the Box's decision to simplify its ingr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Five Fast-Food Breakfast Staples That Should Go Away -- Now.

    Hardees Monster Biscuit Sandwich has 2310 mg of sodium.​Most important meal of the day, right? The Associated Press announced Burger King's new business plan recently to add nine more breakfast items to their masterpiece of all-things-obese menu. The Sun-Times reported that Burger King's breakfa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Chick Fight: Popeye's vs. Pollo Campero

    Photo by Steven DoylePollo Campero takes the prize by a beak.​Toque to Toque has made strides this year, delving into various cultures and cuisines. Some of our favorites included the mussel challenge, the soup dumpling debacle and the souffle cook-off where we met a former president. A chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Those Burger Commercials of Yore

    It's still National Burger Month, so we here at Days Gone Bite are celebrating the ultimate meat sammich with a look back at some of the more memorable fast food burger commercials.Feel free to link to your faves in the comments, as we're really just hitting the Biggies that crop up here in the Lone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Guess What I Had For Brinner? That's Right, I Said Brinner.

    Bon appetit!​So I'm out and about last night/this morning/feels like 20 minutes ago (y-a-w-n), and I realize "Damn, I'm hongree." Also hit me that I hadn't eaten dinner. But it was closing in on time for breakfast. A little compromise and - voila - Dinner Breakfast = Brinner. And wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Who'll Buy Their Dallas Punk-Rock Memories?

    Of course this one would be sold out.​I've spent the better part of 20 years trying to find my box of old Hot Klub fliers, which I'd swipe off telephone poles on my bus drive down Maple Ave. to junior high in the early 1980s. Turns out, all I had to do was look here: Twilite Room Records and Punk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Norman Brinker, Dead at 78

    Kristina BowmanThe News is reporting that Norman Brinker died this morning while on vacation in Colorado Springs; he turned 78 last Wednesday. Brinker, of course, is the Colorado-born chairman emeritus of Brinker International -- and the man who, in 1984, took Larry Lavine's Chili's concept public; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Handshakes And Sissy Slaps

    People we'd like to shake hands with:Jason Williams, from the cradle of NFL superstardom and Harvard of the Midwest--yep, Western Illinois University. Home of the fighting Leathernecks. WIU is many time almost-champion of 1-AA (they tend to falter in the playoffs, even when ranked #1), the team that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    Former Dallas Police Detective Says Good Morning America

    ABC News Former DPD detective David Rodriguez's Monday-afternoon heroics were featured on Good Morning America today. The story of David Rodriguez, the former Dallas Police detective who thwarted a robbery at a Jack in the Box on South Hampton Road on Monday, got national attention this morning: AB ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2007

    Dallas' Top Chefs Make Their Bravo Bow Tonight, So Eat Up

    Like I said back when we broke the news in early May, thank God I now have a reason rather than just an excuse for watching Bravo's Top Chef, which returns tonight at 9 for a third season: This time around, two Dallasites are competing for the title. And they are, of course, Casey Thompson, exec che ... More >>

  • News

    September 7, 2006

    Icy Hot

    Maybe this girl should name her next cat Mike Modano

  • Calendar

    July 13, 2006
  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Pinky Swear

    A music critic's resolution for 2005

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2004

    Heart School

    Texas artists send a Valentine

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    Star Bright

    Plus: Gimme Some Skin; Dude, You Owe Us, Like, $304

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    Fly Cook

    Jeff Moschetti joins team ZaZa

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Dirty or Duped?

    Who's to blame for the fake-drug scandal rocking Dallas police? Virtually everyone.

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    Slaughterhouse Jive

    Dallas-based Supreme Beef fought what it believes are unfair regulations, only to wind up on the USDA's killing floor

  • Dining

    January 27, 2000

    Grungy sipping

    Il Solé's menu rocks. Unfortunately, so does the sound system.

  • News

    August 15, 1996
  • Dining

    December 1, 1994

    Comforts of old Mexico

    Casa Navarro reincarnates one of Dallas' original Tex-Mex restaurants

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