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Checking out the new Outlaw Burger at Jack in The Box, I fully expected a clone of the popular (and delicious) Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl's Jr.  I was pleasantly surprised.  The Outlaw Burger packs a punch, with lettuce and tomato up on top so as not to distract you from the real stars: a big beef patty, two slices of cheese (including one under the meat so your tongue tastes it first), two onion rings, bacon and BBQ sauce.


The sandwich comes in a paper wrapper, so you know right off the bat I approve.  Manageable in size makes it easy to handle; the Outlaw Burger is delicious.  I found the bacon, cheese, onion ring and meat coexisting in mouthwatering harmony.  The lettuce and tomato on top added juciness that Carl's Western Bacon Cheeseburger sometimes lacks.

Nutrition-wise, the Outlaw Burger rates 722 calories, 328 from fat, 14g of saturated fat, and 1800mg of sodium.  This exceeds Carl's WBC (740, 310, 14 and 1500, respectively) in almost every category.  But, slap a second slice of cheese onto Carl's sandwich and you are in a nutritional dead heat.  Besides, what do you expect from a burger with cheese, bacon and onion rings?

I'm not sure if the Outlaw Burger is here to stay or just a limited promo.  But I, for one, welcome it as a worthy addition to the stable of great burgers from Jack in The Box, right up there next to the Ultimate Cheeseburger.

(Nutrition information from and

Updated menu for Jack in The Box shows a pretty big jump in prices between last December and now.  On average, sandwiches are up 30 cents, while the biggest jump was in the kid's meals.  The kid's cheeseburger meal, for instance, went from $2.79 to $3.69.  Wow.

Drink prices were up 10-20 cents, with JITB busting the psychological $2 beverage price barrier with large drinks priced at $2.29.

Some prices remained flat, however.  Specifically, the Value menu remained virtually unchanged with the notable exception being the conversion of the Jr. Cheeseburger (99 cents last year) to the Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger for a buck-forty.  I have to admit I don't consider that last one a cheat.  I like Jack's willingness to "plus" their value menu, unlike McDonald's taking a slice of cheese off their 99-cent double cheeseburger and rebranding it as the "McDouble."  Oh, and don't get me started on Taco Bell's use of potatoes instead of meat in some of their value offerings.  Thanks, Jack, for not insulting our intelligence.

Check out the menu here.

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Update menu for Del Taco.  Still delicious.


McDonald's, you rule my mainstream burger world.  But you apparently cannot make an innovative chicken product to save your life.  We rant and we rave, but the folks in Mickey D's test kitchen must not get the Internet.  The latest experiment in chicken?  Chicken McBites.  "Hey, they look a lot like KFC's Popcorn Chicken" you say?  You'd be right.  But look closer.


Imagine a standard chicken strip broken up into pieces.  That's all these are.  And what little pieces they are.  Look inside the box above.  This is the "regular" size.  They also have a size for "snack" and "sharing" but I wouldn't share these.  They are dry, flavorless, and mostly breading.  That last one might not be a fair criticism.  I mean, of course they are mostly breading.  But really, I thought they'd be relatively uniform chunks of chicken breast.  Instead, they look like the crumbs from an IHOP Chicken Strip Dinner (which is excellent, by the way, but not fast food so I digress.)

McDonald's, you know this comes from a place of love.  For Pete's sake, stop throwing sub-par chicken at us.  It is beneath you.  If you cannot innovate here, leave us the McNugget and move on.

Subway will be rollong out a promo during the month of December, according to an article in USA today.

I added the menu for Krystal.  Their menu is a bit funky, as everything is in combo form (so no individual prices) and they like to come up with weird names for everything.  For example, their little burgers are just called "Krystals" which is fine.  But then their chicken products are all "Chik'n" and their hot dogs are "Pups".  Cute, but kind of annoying when you are just looking for a descriptive name.  Check out the menu here.

And here's a shot of their "Bar-B-Q Burger" for extra points:

bar-b-q krystal

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