Jack in the Box: Big Waffle Stack

A note from Darlene: Every once in a while, I like having Paul write a review for me. I don’t encourage him to eat fast food but sometimes it’s one less post for me to write.

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Go Big Or Go Hungry is Jack in the Box’s rallying cry for its new large-size burgers and sandwiches, including the Big Waffle Stack.

Tempted by a sandwich that uses waffles instead of bread, I hit the drive-thru and ordered one… but an error on my part left me with the smaller Waffle Breakfast Sandwich instead. I shrugged and decided to give this a try anyway. This newish incarnation from Jack in the Box seems to be their offering using waffles such as Taco Bell’s Waffle Tacos  and Popeyes Chicken Waffle Tenders.

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Here’s what you get: One a sausage patty, egg over medium and an American cheese single between two soft (think toaster-style) waffles. If you’ve ever had one of Jack’s sausage-egg-and-cheese whatevers (muffin, croissant), you’ll have a good idea of what to expect with your first bite. I prefer Jack’s sausage and egg to McDonald’s. It might boil down to what kind of burps or farts I have later in the day. (Aw, c’mon. You know you were thinking the same thing.) I’m glad there’s no syrup — and none was offered — because the plain waffle was sweet enough. The savory and sweet worked surprisingly well together.

It’s a decent mid-sized breakfast sandwich. According to the website, it’s 470 calories (298 from fat).

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Determined to accept Jack’s challenge, a week later I ordered the Go Big version: The Big Waffle Stack takes the Waffle Breakfast Sandwich and adds another egg, another slice of cheese, strips of bacon and a slice of ham. In fact, it goes like this: Waffle, cheese, bacon, ham, egg, egg, sausage, cheese, waffle. It doesn’t taste vastly different from its smaller sibling (I didn’t even notice the ham), aside from the addition of bacon. Mine was crispy and added a bit more texture.

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This one clocks in at 655 calories (416 from fat). That’s at least 100 calories more than a McDonald’s Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddle. Though, to be fair, Jack does throw on ham and bacon. That one indeed kept me full for several hours.

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Both versions left me with “cheese paper” (the extra melted cheese that sticks to the wrapper). And here’s a Pro Tip: Let it rest 5-10 minutes between ordering and eating so the flavors can co-mingle and the searing hot sausage and egg can cool off a bit. Makes for a better eating experience.

You can get either of these 24/7 (depending on your local Jack’s hours) since Jack serves its breakfast menu all day. The Waffle Breakfast Sandwich is $2.69 and The Big Waffle Stack is $3.39.

Both sandwiches are currently available at Jack in the Box.

One thought on “Jack in the Box: Big Waffle Stack

  1. I haven’t been to Jack in the Crack for nearly 2 decades. Well now…I just may try this waffle sandwich (the smaller one) based on this post! Sold!

    ha ha…burps and farts.

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