Jack in the Box is a fast food chain founded in San Diego, California. Most of its locations are in California and the West Coast. Many operate on a 24 hour schedule and offer all menu items at all times (including breakfast).
Jack in the Box serves typical American fast food products but also very Americanized versions of ethnic foods: egg rolls, tacos, teriyaki chicken bowls, and other items which come in rotation.
In 1993, Jack in the Box burgers were found to carry E. Coli, killing four children and affecting numerous others. As part of the settlement, Jack in the Box meat was required to be cooked at 155degrees Celcius, 15 degrees higher than it was currently cooked at.
All Jack in the Box restaurants were closed in Colorado following this event, and the first one was reopened in Golden, Colorado in 2007 after being non existant in the state for 11 years.
Jack in the Box answered my dreams. You can get breakfast food items at any time of the day. I hate it on a slow morning when I want breakfast but realize I only have precious time to nab a breakfast burger at almost any other fast food establishment. Jack in the Box doens't give a Jumbo Jack what time it is, breakfast is any time of the day and sometimes, you don't want a burger, I want the breakfast items. Jack in the Box has a large variety of food items such as cheeseburgers, … more
I think this is an urban legend, but I'll repeat it anyway: one of JITB's less-than-honest employees was selling drugs through the drive-in window at one location and got caught. The local newspaper ran the story with the headline "Crack In The Box", and this nickname has stuck ever since. I'd like to believe this is true, not because I think JITB is bad in any way, but because clever headlines make newspapers worth reading. It was probably the New York Post, thinking about it, since their editorial … more