Jack in the Box Inc.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Are The Raiders Aware They Traded For Matt SCHAUB?

    In sports talk radio, there is a running joke about the "Matts." The Matts are a gaggle of NFL starting (or recently starting) quarterbacks that coincidentally all fall somewhere between, like, 10th and 45th among quarterbacks in terms of their perception around the league. It's a huge chunk of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Houston's "Worst" Music-Venue Restrooms

    I'm not really into "worst" lists. For one, labeling anything the "worst" sounds so negative. This is a music blog. Just as you would after using a restroom, you should walk away feeling better about the few minutes you spent here than worse. Right? Also, there's a fine and subjective line betwee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    25 More Ways to Know You've Spent Too Much Time In Montrose

    Rocks Off loves Houston's adorably scruffy, formerly sketchy hipster 'hood long ago known as "Neartown," but sometimes you have to go beyond Allen Parkway or 59. We asked a few of our writers exactly when they know that last week, and they hit 25 and went right on going. You have a favorite pothole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    The Sobering Reality of Wealth Distribution in America

    How much did you (your family) make last year? Over $232,000? Congratulations, you're not Occupy territory, but close: you are in the top 5 percent. Good job (if you wanted to make the Top 1 Percent your family needed to make $445,000...that's rarefied territory, my friend. People are protesting you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Jack in the Box Breakfast: The High/Low Experiment

    I'm not sure how I could live less than a mile from a Jack in the Box for almost four years and not know they serve breakfast 24 hours a day. HELLO! Not only do I love breakfast, I love breakfast for dinner, or as a late night snack. When I realized I could have been eating breakfast sandwiches at 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Health Department Roundup: Bad Day at a Totilleria, and the Montrose/Midtown Question

    It's hard to define exactly when an inspection turns bad, but like Potter Stewart said, you know it when you see it. And El Maizito Tortilleria (4912 Airline) had a bad time. Seventeen violations lead to a citation; it might be a good idea to get your tortillas somewhere else for a bit. Issues there ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    How Does Your Garden Salad Grow? Ranking 7 Fast Food Salads from Best to Worst

    Since I've made a New Year's resolution -- along with half of America, as with every year -- to eat healthier, I've been investigating fast food salads every now and then as a quick lunch option. I'm not one of those for whom eating salads is a penalty, however: I love a good salad, the crunch of go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Match the Anticipated Crowds For Selected RodeoHouston Concerts

    This week's RodeoHouston lineup announcement officially kicked off 2013 for Houston's party people and rodeo fans. The lineup is dependable as always, with your standard country acts, classic-rockers, kiddie-pop acts, R&B, and norteño offerings making up the month of music. Sadly, once again this ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 3, 2013

    Pho to Ramen, Bulgogi to Bo 7 Mon

    The top 10 restaurants in Chinatown.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Montrose's Half Price Books Strip Mall Has a Buyer

    After just three months on the market, the block that contains Montrose's Half Price Books has been sold Swamplot is reporting. Details are sketchy, as neither the buyer or seller is talking yet, but HFF, the company that had listed the property, now says the property is under contract. The site, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Things I Intend to Keep Doing Even Though I Know Better

    Life is full of enough rules as it is, and the food world especially can be easily overtaken by snobbery and excess etiquette. To combat this soul-crushing feeling, there are a few areas in which I willfully misbehave -- things which I stubbornly continue to do even though I know better because they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Fast Times: Jumbo Jack Burger

    This Jumbo Jack Burger marks my first official jaunt into the world of Jack in the Box. I made this week's fast food journey a "Husband's Choice," and he returned with Jack in the Box. I was not thrilled. I know it's been like, 20 years, since that whole E. coli thing in the early '90s, but that kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Fresh Juice at Snap Kitchen

    Photos courtesy of Snap Kitchen​I've been on a juice kick for the last few months. A good green juice is great for busy days and stressful times, and a far better alternative to my other stress food: Jack In The Box tacos. Mind you, I don't have the required appliances to do the juicing mysel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Question of the Week: What Does a Jumbaco Really Look Like?

    JUMBACO! JUMBACO! I've found myself unconsciously singing the annoyingly catchy Jack In The Box ad jingle in the car dozens of times since first viewing the commercial above. I hate myself for it. But as deep as my self-loathing goes, my morbid curiosity runs even deeper. (See also: the Skittles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    The Six Creepiest Food Commercials of 2011

    Yes, it's true: The original Ronald McDonald was played by Willard Scott.​Food commercials have been unintentionally (or, in some cases, intentionally) creeping us out since the original Ronald McDonald was introduced to audiences in 1963. That's him over there to the right, providing what wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Oh Lawd: New Phone App to Tell You If Your Son Is Gay

    This week a new app hit the Android market, aimed at helping families figure out once and for all if their sons are homosexual or not. The app, costing $1.99 on my phone, opens with a stark black and white photo of a worried mother, looking into the middle distance at a future filled with wedding ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Fast Times: Angus Cool Deli Sandwich at Arby's

    ​Lately, it seems like every other commercial that comes on is an Arby's ad for its new Angus Cool Deli sandwich. They can claim that their marketing dollars got at least one customer, as I found myself at the Arby's one afternoon. Arby's is not the first place that comes to mind when I get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Health Department Roundup: Fast Times

    "Islands made of cheese / And a sushi bar / Health inspectors say / That there's nothin' wrong..."​Fast food can be hard to resist. It's just so convenient and satisfyingly self-destructive. Plus, corporations put chemicals in that stuff to give you physical cravings for their processed crap. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Off the Wall: Guilty Pleasures

    ​Joanna O'Leary's article from last week inspired several readers to comment on guilty food pleasures. One commenter in particular, csoakley, recommended the McRib and Jack in the Box egg rolls. Screw the McRib, Jack in the Box has egg rolls? I had no idea, probably since I hadn't eaten th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​When Joanna O'Leary wrote that she didn't like admitting her love for Little Pappasito's, some commenters were angry, including csoakley, who wrote, "So for all of you foodies, you can all go to hell. I'm going to Pappasito's!!" But after some back and forth, csoakley decided to join the fun: ... More >>

  • News

    January 6, 2011

    Don't Kill the Messengers

    How bike couriers plan to survive the internet age.

  • Dining

    January 6, 2011

    Bravo, Bravo!

    This hybrid Mexican-Peruvian restaurant is a delicious surprise.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Random Food Christmas Traditions: Late Night Jack in the Box

    ​ My family has always done our big dinner on Christmas Eve. That's when we bring out the pork roast, potatoes, Moros y Cristianos, and a bunch of other traditional American and Cuban dishes. We gorge ourselves until we pass out, and then the next morning we sleep in and start the day wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    A Peruvian Anniversary Party at Pollo Bravo

    Scandalously good lúcuma ice cream, a rare treat in Houston.​Pollo Bravo (10434B Richmond Ave.) is the only place in town I know of that makes homemade lúcuma ice cream. They're the only place I know that serves lúcuma ice cream, for that matter. The flavor is difficult to describe -- caram ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Last Night: Kesha At House of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Kesha House of Blues July 26, 2010 If Lady Gaga is Chipotle, arguably the trendiest gourmet fast-food burrito on Earth, then Kesha is a frozen gas-station burrito. The kind that you buy drunk while you have gas on your hands, and ends up burning your mouth and you tast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Has 50 Cent Jumped The Shark?

    Photos by Marc Brubaker / Click here for a slideshow​9:24 p.m.: While waiting at the box office to get our tickets a kid walks up and asks, "Excuse me, how much are tickets?" He looks absolutely crushed when he hears that they're about $50. It's super sad to see. I mean, he just wanted to see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Healthy Alternatives: Late Night Breakfast

    ​Cramming for finals and 24-Hour diners go together like butter and salt. Diners and eating healthy, not so much. So when we decided to step up the difficulty level and make this week's healthy-alternative meal center on late-night breakfast, we enlisted a little help via the Internet. Living ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Doesn't Anyone Get Naked Anymore? In Houston, Yes

    Mike SimonJust like you like it: The Jack-Onz get it their way.​One of the observations Rocks Off has heard a lot over the years is, "What do David Bowie's kids do to rebel?" The meaning behind that is obvious. As we rocketed towards the end of the last millennium, the boundary of what is shocking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Health Dept. Roundup: 77056-77063

    ​We're forging ahead here on Health Department Roundup, trekking through the city's zip codes one by one. If you live, work or, more importantly, eat in 77056-77063 (mainly an area just west of the Loop and a few pockets near Aldine, the Johnson Space Center and Hobby Airport), this is your he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Health Dept. Roundup: 77051 to 77055

    ​There were some big offenders this week on Health Department Roundup. We're not from an area of the country that Jack in the Box has colonized, so we never had the "I don't care if it's rotted, I live for this crap" experience that would force us to visit one. That feeling was cemented on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Pizzeria Taqueria (Por Mis Cazuelas Taqueria)

    ​Pizzeria Taqueria (807 Telephone Road, 713-921-9250) is tucked behind a Jack in the Box, in a nondescript building with a red roof. When we walked in, we felt a little awkward -- the only other people there were making out in the middle of the dining area. The menu was written in Sharpie o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    A New Champion: Chick-fil-a Peppermint Chocolate Chip Shake

    ​Last month J.C. Reid raved about DQ's Pumpkin Pie Blizzard, ushering in the 2009 holiday-beverage season. Frozen or not, these are guilty pleasures at best. But we'll still take them intravenously if given the option, from tried-and-true drinks like the Starbucks Gingerbread Latte to Jack in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Whirlwind Weekend: See What You Missed

    Halloween weekend was cause for much merriment and mischief making. Whether at Rich's or the Roxy, the House of Blues or the streets of Montrose, a cosplay convention or an erotic ball, fun was found all over the city this weekend. Check out our favorite photos below. Photo by Son Lam​The hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Health Department Roundup: Single-Service Edition

    Usually the Roundup shines its light on the misdeeds of full-service restaurants, but this time out we reconnoiter the single-service foodscape. These are generally not sit-down restaurants but cheaper grab-n-gos where you aren't expected to tip anyone. These establishments cannot get away with spi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    $7 at Cali Sandwich

    Photos by Blake WhitakerWhere: Cali Sandwich What $7 gets you: Delicious Vietnamese sandwiches, and then some. For seven bucks, you can purchase some greasy burger-joint fare, which is similar to methadone in its ability to induce sickly listlessness and regret. Or, if you're near Midtown, you can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Ten Classic Restaurant Commercials from the 1980s

    If you're a child of the '80s, much of your misspent youth was misspent in front of the television taking in shows like Mr. Wizard and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But just as those classic TV shows from your childhood have remained with you all these years, so have the equally classic commercials. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Happy 4/20, Mon: Why Bob Marley Is Overrated

    When the calendar hits April 20, thoughts turn to man's other best friend: the marijuana plant. Yes, along with copious amounts of Reese's Pieces and trips to the nearest Jack in the Box drive-thru, almost everyone agrees nothing goes better with the reefer than reggae. (Personally, give us Slee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Healthy Big Macs, Only In Houston

    Photo by Chris MacGregor Why the hell is your Big Mac so small? Because you live in Houston. Houston is apparently the only US test market for McDonald's new "Snack Wrap Mac," which looks to be a  smaller Big Mac in a tortilla. We're sure grosser things have been contemplated before, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Even Transsexuals Need To Pee Somewhere

    If you're a transsexual and you gotta pee, there are at least 21 locations in Houston where you won't run into any problems - at least according to, a website that lists 1,848 transsexual-friendly bathrooms in 476 cities. Hair Balls tried to get in touch with the person who started the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    Billy Gibbons Tells an Awful Blonde Joke: Video and Pictures from ZZ Top's DVD Release Party

    Last night ZZ Top atoned somewhat for recording their new Live from Texas DVD in Dallas - hometown of Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, but it still stings, OK? - by donating the "poodle" guitars from their iconic "Legs" video to the Hard Rock Cafe's memorabilia collection. Billy Gibbons also told one of ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 5, 2005

    There's No Place Like Home

    Especially when you're eating at Montrose Diner, where the food's subpar and the wait's long

  • Dining

    December 2, 2004

    Grande Plans

    Houston's most famous chef talks about prostate cancer, turning 50 and what's next for Cafe Annie

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Mushroomhead, and Dope

    Thursday, February 5

  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    Junk-Food Journalism

    A new book detailing the "dark side of the all-American meal" could use a little more beef itself

  • News

    January 20, 2000
  • Music

    August 19, 1999

    New Wave Good-bye

    Houston's The Shivers ready for Austin

  • Dining

    April 8, 1999
  • Dining

    April 4, 1996

    Philadelphia Story

    Searching for a magic mixof meat, cheese and bread

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