The new Jack's Munchie Meal menu is available nationwide from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. at participating Jack in the Box restaurants.(Photo: Jack in the Box)
Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY
Late night snacking is about to get ugly.
Nutritionally speaking, that is. A gut-stuffing line-up of four late-night meals -- including one that actually stacks a grilled cheese sandwich atop an already gloppy cheeseburger -- is rolling out at Jack in the Box restaurants nationwide.
The nighttime meal offerings - which also come packed with two tacos, a mixed order of French fries and seasoned curly fries and a 20 oz. beverage - almost make Hardee's once-heckled Monster Burger look, well, tame. They're called Jack's Munchie Meals - only sold between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Price-tag: $6.
"They are a disaster," says registered dietitian Robyn Flipse. "They must have hired some very stoned Millennials to dream this stuff up."
Not at all, says Keith Guilbault, vice president of menu innovation at Jack in the Box, which has 2,250 locations in 21 states. "This is targeted at folks looking for indulgent treats," he says. Among them: late-night shift workers and Millennials who get the munchies at odd hours.