The Chicken Sandwich Wars have been a lively and contentious brouhaha between fast food heavy hitters such as Chick-fil-A, Popeyes, and even Church’s, with each touting theirs as the top notch choice amongst the fray. Now stepping into the proverbial arena is Jack In The Box, with their new Cluck Sandwich, available at all participating locations nationwide.
What Mr. Box is offering us is a thicker crispy chicken filet and brioche buns for two iterations in the standard Cluck Sandwich and the Cluck Deluxe Sandwich. Beyond that, the standard features a tangy mystery sauce and pickles, while the Deluxe is carrying heft with added guacamole, bacon strips, cheese, tomato, and lettuce.
Having tried both, I do appreciate the extra meaty chicken filets and the pronounced crunch of the batter. The mystery sauce is literally just that, though it helps buoy the flavors with added tang. Overall, Jack In The Box might have something here, though if they’re planning to stand toe to toe with the likes of Popeyes, then the jury’s still out on that.