Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sometimes Jack should stay in the box

What do Okies love more than guns and bibles? Apparently It's Jack in the Box. A Jack in the Box recently opened in Norman, right down the street from my house. It's been chaos for nearly 2 weeks. The drive-thru is regularly wrapped around the building -- sometimes spilling into traffic. It got so bad the other day that Jack had a cop directing drive-thru traffic.

The parking lot is jammed full -- you'd think Michael Jackson had come back from the dead.

So yesterday i decided to see what all the fuss was about. My mama loved her some Jack in the Box. Anytime i took trip to Texas she'd always make my roomies and me bring her back 10 tacos. She'd freeze them and eat them at her convenience. I never tried one of the tacos because something just didn't feel right about buying some food, driving it 3 hours to my house, freezing it and then eating it. But that's just me.

Anywhoo. When i pulled into Jack, it was busy, but nothing compared to what it's been. I used this nifty little kiosk thing to order my food. Basically i did all the work but cook my food. I decided to get a couple of things to try -- don't judge, i'm pregnant.

I was amazed that the tacos were 2 for 99 cents. So i got two tacos, some jalapeno cheddar bites and some cheesy-bacon wedges. I waited for a good 15 minutes for my food -- i did meet a nice lady in line who told me about a good day care.

When they finally called #990 i nearly started drooling just thinking about how good my food was gonna be as i ate and watched some One Life to Live.

I drove home -- too fast i'm sure.

The first thing i sank my teeth in to was a taco. At first i was a little disturbed when i saw how flat and greasy it looked. But i took a bite anyway. I should have went with my first instinct.

YUCK. Seriously?

I took two more bites, thinking that maybe it would get better. It didn't. Opted to leave the 2nd taco uneaten.

My next move was a jalapeno popper. The first one was just filled with cheese -- no jalapeno. The next 3 were OK -- but no Sonic Ched 'R' Pepper.

I thought i'd saved the best for last. How can you mess up potato wedges with cheese and bacon bits and sour cream? I don't know how -- but clearly Jack does. They were no good. Kind of cold, kind of mushy. No seasonings and topped with fake bacon bits.

I know Jack does burgers, and i'm praying he does them better than the tacos and other crap i tried.

For you Jack lovers, please PLEASE tell me the appeal.


Kari said...

I made the mistake of going to Wal-Mart the night they opened, I could barely find a parking space or drive through the parking lot for all the cars in line or people parking and walking over to it. I've never figured out the appeal either so I'm curious to know as well. Where do you live?? I live right around the corner as well off Morren (the street next to BK).

michelle said...

Nope, i'm with you! I think it tastes like crap and it would be nice to see that kind of enthusiasm about more important things :) my dad loves their tacos though, i don't see the appeal. they are gross!

cristina said...

i know! its like chick-fil-a. there is always a line. i think i had a burger from there but it was like 18 yrs ago.

Laura J. said...

nope, the burgers aren't very good and they are expensive! I too used the kiosk thing and waited for 15 min while people who had come and went to the counter for to go orders were served before me. Was NOT impressed in any way. I may be willing to go back and try a chicken meal but I'd have to pretty bored with McDonalds...

Lil' Woman said...

Never tried it...kinda glad now.