Jack In The Box


Eat Dairy Free - Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and SweetsUpdated 2018! Jack In The Box is a U.S. fast-food chain known for burgers and Americanized International cuisine. They have over 2000 restaurants with a heavy concentration of locations on the West Coast. The ingredients that they use for their menu items are a bit convoluted, so it might be best to stick with the “already dairy free” items like the ones listed here rather than trying to special order. Nonetheless, we’ve included some breakdowns for their protein and bread options.

Jack In The Box - Dairy-Free Menu Items and Allergen Notes

No Dairy (Milk-Based) Ingredients (see disclaimer below)

  • Burgers – Hamburger, Jr. Jack, Jumbo Jack
  • Chicken – Chicken Teriyaki Bowl
  • Fish – Fish Sandwich
  • Bread – Pita Bread made with Whole Grain, Gourmet Signature Bun (may be made on a line with a product containing milk), Buns/Glazed (Split Top & Regular), Flour Tortilla
  • Proteins – Bacon Slices, Beef Hamburger Patty (Jumbo, Regular & ¼ lb. Signature), Black Beans, Crispy Fillet Chicken, Julienne Chicken (on bowls / salads), Sliced Ham, Prime Rib Steak Strips
  • Sides – Side Salad (without dressing and croutons), Spicy Corn Sticks, Egg Rolls, French Fries, Potato Wedges, Seasoned Curly Fries, Halfsies
  • Breakfast – Hash Browns, Sausage Patty, Maple Sausage Links
  • Salad Dressings – Low fat Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Dipping Sauces – Barbecue, Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo, Honey Mustard, Sweet ‘n Sour, Teriyaki, Pancake Syrup
  • Other Sauces – Creamy Bacon Mayo, Creamy Sriracha Sauce, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Tartar Sauce, Fire Roasted Salsa, French’s Mustard, Grape Jelly, Hot Taco Sauce, Kikkoman Soy Sauce, Pride 40% Vegetable Oil Whipped Spread, Secret Sauce, Strawberry Jam, Guacamole, Smoky Chili Aioli

Other Allergen Notes: Special ordering Jack in the Box burgers or sandwiches for dairy-free needs can be tricky. In many cases, just omitting the cheese won’t cover all of the dairy issues. Even most of their cooked vegetables are prepared with a butter flavored vegetable oil that contains milk. But we’ve broken out some of the protein and bread components to help you out. Soy-free and wheat-free (they do not specifically note gluten-free) options are very limited at Jack In The Box, and mostly include select salads and sides. We are assuming that they use a shared fryer for all fried menu items, so fried items might be at risk for potential allergen cross-contamination. Also, their Ingredient & Allergen Information lists some of their tacos as made without milk, but the Allergen Reference Guide lists them as containing milk. So use caution, and as always, inquire before ordering.

More Details from Jack In The Box

Allergen Disclaimer from Jack In The Box: Like most restaurants, our restaurants prepare and serve products that contain Soy, Egg, Fish, Milk and Wheat. While a particular ingredient statement may not list one of these allergens, our products may be prepared with equipment that is shared with products containing one or more of these allergens. If you have a food allergy, please consult with your physician before deciding which Jack in the Box products are right for you. We also recommend checking our Ingredient and Allergen information frequently as our menu and ingredients may change.

Restaurant Website: www.jackinthebox.com

Allergen Information: www.jackinthebox.com/food

*The above information was supplied by the corresponding restaurant via their website, customer service, or other published nutritional information.  Ingredients and menu offerings are constantly changing in the food service industry, and can be subject to interpretation.  For this reason, Go Dairy Free does not guarantee nor take responsibility for the accuracy of this information.  If severe allergies or intolerances are a concern, contact the restaurant directly before purchasing or consuming one of their products.  Cross-contamination of potential food allergens should always be considered a possibility in a fast food restaurant. 

Last Updated: August 4, 2018

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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