Jack in the Box

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Teacher Kidnaps 3 Students, Demands Fast Food

John Edward Maust pulls knife on three 17-year-olds, police say

(Newser) - Three LA-area teenagers pulled over to greet their high school teacher standing on a curb Saturday night—but things got weird when he got in the car, KTLA reports. The driver agreed to give John Edward Maust, 34, a lift even though he seemed intoxicated, sheriff's officials said in... More »

America's Latest Fast-Food Indulgence: Bacon Shake

Jack in the Box beverage contains ... no bacon

(Newser) - When it comes to the battle for the most indulgent, artery-clogging American fast food treat, the list of contenders is a long one. And now, a new entrant: Jack in the Box has begun offering a limited-edition Bacon Shake. And, in true fast-food-isn't-just-like-real-food fashion, there's actually not any... More »

Man Holds Up Jack in the Box, Comes Back for Lunch

Would-be robber foiled by appetite

(Newser) - Here's some criminal idiocy for you: A man was arrested in San Diego yesterday after returning to a Jack in the Box he'd allegedly tried to rob the day before. The man, 30-year-old Shawn Dustin Page, allegedly pulled a gun in the restaurant on Wednesday, but fled when the cashier... More »

Meat Standards at McD's Loftier Than at Schools

Virtually any fast-food joint is choosier about what your kid eats

(Newser) - The millions of pounds of beef and chicken doled out by the National School Lunch program every year wouldn’t pass muster at KFC or McDonald's. Though the meat the USDA buys and then supplies to schools beats the bare minimums imposed on grocery store meat, it doesn’t live... More »

Jack in the Box Boasts Most Toxic 'Value' Burger

$1 Junior Bacon Cheeseburger tops cancer researchers' unhealthful list

(Newser) - It’s official: Jack in the Box’s Junior Bacon Cheeseburger is the least healthy value offering by a chain restaurant, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Cancer Project, which monitors links between nutrition and the disease, singled out the grilled meat and bacon in the sandwich as carcinogenic and... More »

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