Jack in the Box can incite a shudder or a look of excitement, depending on who you’re talking to. Regardless, there’s one thing everyone can agree on: people love to hate Jack in the Box tacos. And by love, they really love it since, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, around 1,000 times per minute, someone eats a Jack in the Box taco.
It’s not traditionally a taco joint – it’s a burger place, but there’s something about the tacos that the public can’t get enough of. About 554 million Jack in the Box tacos are eaten per year by Americans, but it’s such a puzzling statistic seeing as fans tend to call the item both “vile and delicious.” Perhaps they’re appealing since you get two tacos for just 99 cents – a real steal, especially by Taco Bell standards.
There’s not even shredded cheese on these babies, it’s a slice of American that melts and coats the inside. The deep fried tortilla offsets the general ickiness of the soggy inside in what can only be described as a texture bomb. The tacos are born, unsurprisingly, at facilities in Texas and Kansas where they’re then shrink-wrapped and frozen, shipped off to Jack in the Boxes across the country.
Celebrities themselves have championed Jack in the Box tacos, where everyone from Chrissy Teigen to Selena Gomez have praised the delectably delicious tacos, even if you could get better quality tacos elsewhere.
Here are our favorite Yelp reviews of Jack in the Box’s tacos.
Now who wants a Jack in the Box taco?
This post was originally published in January 2017.