Why Are People Eating Jack In The Box's Gross Tacos?

Most fast food chains have certain items that they are known for -- and in general, they want those items to be regarded as tasty so that they can cultivate a loyal fanbase.

For instance, if you want tacos or crunch-wraps, Taco Bell is probably a stop on your list. Looking for a burger? Perhaps you'll count on the King. And nobody does french fries like the golden arches, although that is a heated debate.

It appears that Jack in the Box is also known for its tacos; unfortunately, however, it is known for its tacos being terrible, rather than delicious.

Per Grub Street, a writer named Russell Adams spoke to some adamant Jack-in-the-Box-taco fans, and asked them why in the world 554 million of this commonly reviled menu item are sold every single year.

If you were wondering, that equals approximately 1,055 gross Jack in the Box tacos purchased per minute.

"Jack in the Box now sells more tacos than any other item on its menu thanks to a legion of fans who swear by the greasy vessels even as they sometimes struggle to understand their appeal," Grub Street reports Adams as writing.

"The first time Heather Johnson tasted a Jack in the Box taco, she was at a drive-through in Cincinnati … 

"She took two bites, threw the rest on the passenger seat and kept driving. 'It was stale, greasy, spicy, crunchy, saucy and just plain strange … Who puts a slice of American cheese in a taco?'"

You might think that that would conclude Johnson's foray into Jack in the Box tacos. Astonishingly, however, you would be mistaken. Not only did Johnson pick the taco back up off of her seat and finish the dang thing, she even decided to return and eat the other one later! Adams writes her saying:

"I was like, ‘I must have more. This is vile and amazing.’"

We guess the revolting combination must have some sort of magical secret ingredient that prompts people to continue buying them, even though nobody seems to enjoy them very much!