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This Beloved Burger Chain Just Released a New Chicken Sandwich

The Cluck Sandwich joins the chicken sandwich wars, but one ingredient sets it apart from competitors.

There are more chicken sandwich options on fast-food menus than ever before (we're looking at you Popeyes for kicking off this trend)—some aren't that bad for you, while others are loaded in fat and different sauces. There are even a few varieties that pack some heat. Now, Jack in the Box is (temporarily) joining the chicken sandwich wars, and what sets this one apart from its competitors is no mystery, that is, except for the sauce.

The Cluck Sandwich will be available for a limited time at the company's 2,200+ locations across 21 states, Jack in the Box recently announced. It comes with a crispy chicken fillet, pickles, and the mystery sauce between two toasted brioche buns. It's also available as a combo meal with a small fry and small drink, as well as a deluxe deal with bacon, cheddar cheese, and guacamole. (Jack in the Box isn't the only fast-food restaurant changing things up recently—McDonald's Is Making These 8 Major Upgrades.)

One sandwich has 490 calories—far less than ones at places like Zaxby's, Raising Cane's, and dare we say it, Popeyes. It has more fat than those at Culver's and Chick-fil-A, with 22 grams. The carb and sugar content is also high at 54 grams and 10 grams—and the sodium content is no better. The American Heart Association says to limit daily consumption to no more than 2,300 milligrams, but this sandwich has more than half of that at 1,260 milligrams.

Without knowing what the ingredients are in the restaurant's mystery sauce (although some rumors on the internet say it's a mixture of ketchup, mustard, mayo, A1 steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce), it's hard to say if it's healthier without it. So, if you're keen on trying the Cluck Sandwich, consider splitting it with someone to keep it on the lighter side.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That!. Read more