Well, I just went to BK for lunch (you have to
check on the competition occasionally, right?), and had
their new Spicy Chicken Sandwich. It was terrible. The
chicken patty itself is marinated in what tastes like a
bad taco. Then they cover it with a weird sauce,
which reminds me of the sauce they serve with the
bloomin' onion at Outback steakhouse. The lettuce & tomato
were not crisp, and were the same temperature as the
chicken. The chicken was breaded, but I think they only
microwave it, because it wasn't crispy at all. I didn't
even finish it, and I'll never order it again.
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JBX on solid sales and store-level margin gains
Ralston Purina bought the chain back in the 70's,
I believe. Company execs bought it back years later
in a highly leveraged deal which I think was where
most of the long term debt orginally came from. Anyone
can add or correct me if I'm wrong, but let's not
dwell on this too much. We made enough jokes when we
were kids about where JITB got its meat from when they
were owned by that dog food company.
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Burger King is horrible. I don't like a sandwich
where the veggies are microwaved. Stick chicken in a
microwave and it is ruined. They have a new sandwich here
that is made from three of their chicken tenders (nice
copy of what KFC is doing). They have two other new
products that they've been advertising on TV also. They
look good, then I just remember their means of
preparation: the microwave.
BK uses the chicken crisp which I think is a
smashed, fried, piece of chicken breast-Kind of reminds me
of Steak and Shake-they smash the patty paper thin
and you have a dressing sandwich. The original
chicken sandwich is ok, but the chicken crisp is
terrible-just like the frozen stuff at the grocery store. If BK
really wants to impress people-they should use the
chicken that they put on the long bread sandwich.
That sandwich is good. I had one last summer. I
got there at the right time and they fried the
chicken fresh, so it didn't get microwaved. It seems to
me like BK is trying to pick up the market
previously covered by MCD- the low budget consumer who wants
a low quality, cheap sandwich at 99cents. Then you
have MCD trying to offer more higher quality higher
To be fair, JBX doesn't hit them all out of the
park either. Has anyone else tried the new Chicken
Supreme? I thought it was terrible. I'll stick with my
favorite: the Spicy Chicken Sandwich.
can't say you haven't heard me criticize this company.
The old Chicken Supreme was great in my opinion
and was what got me as a JIB customer and was the
only thing I ordered from Jack in the Box. When they
changed it 6 months or so ago, I quit buying it. I am now
a Jumbo Jack man.
Question: the Jumbo Jack
Combo meal is priced at $2.99 in the Austin area, how
much is it in your area ?
I like the new chicken supreme, (post 1911), and
someone else does too (post 1955). Hopefully the general
public will all like the sandwich. Maybe the two of you
either got a bad one (!?!) or are just really finicky. I
have to agree with David though, Jack's Spicey Chicken
I have to agree David. the new chicken supreme is
a poor replacement for the original. My favorite
was the chicken supreme but the new one is worthy of
a Rally's. Why get rid of the multigrain bun? Still
holding and waiting for 30.