Food of the Eighties, Jack in the Box Hot ham & Cheese
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These sandwiches were sold at Jack in the Box, in the 80's. They were on a poppy seed roll and had lots of secret sauce, ham and cheese. So yummy, but they no longer sell these unfortunately.
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Chad - September 06, 2008 - Report this comment
When I was a kid, I could't get enough of this tasty sandwich. I can still remember how it tasted and Jack in the Box has never made anything close to it since. Man I wish they would bring this one back!
Stacy - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I write JITB every few months requesting they bring this sandwich back. The. Best. Sandwich. Ever.
Angela - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
They were the best hangover food. But they really were good anytime. So delicious. Please bring them back. I would tell all my family and friends.
cheryl - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring the hot ham and cheese back, its healthy, low fat, and delicious. It would fit right in now days.
Diana - August 19, 2009 - Report this comment
These sandwiches were THE BEST !!!! I crave them all the time. I tried to make my own version, but the secret sauce and the right poppyseed rolls make a huge difference. My homemade ones cannot compare,sadly. PLEASE JITB, bring these back!
kim - October 18, 2009 - Report this comment
go to the jackinthebox website and leave a feedback maybe they will bring it back...
Richard - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember the Jack in the Box hot ham & cheese sandwich in the mid 1970's. It was called the "Yumbo". I sure miss them.
Ron - April 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh...........I loved the Hot Ham & Cheese Supreme and the Chicken supreme of the early 80's! Fantastic!
Curtis - May 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I called them too. They must bring this yummy thing back. Someone in there marketing dept. Could be a hero...jack...are you listening..
Ted - June 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I have had memories of the Jack H H and C for most of my life. It most likely the oldest thing I ate at Jack, its at least the earliest in my memory for it was THAT GOOD. For some reason the one I remember the most was coming home at night after a day at Santa Cruz beach, the best one I ever had.
Diana .R - September 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I thought i was the only one that remembered how scrumptious the hot ham &cheese sand from jacks was..ya a great late night sandwich satisfied every cheesy craving,in between the toasted poppy sead buns..yum yum,bring it back!!!
Laura W. - September 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one who really, really wished that JB would bring the beloved Hot Ham & Cheese back! -and the monster tacos too! I have contacted the headquarters quite some time ago...still waiting. Would love bottled hot sauce in the store too! Jack, we need you! HELP!
Phillip A. - October 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I would drive all the way to Texas for a hot ham and cheese and I live in Little Rock Arkansas. Texas is the closest one to me, please Jack make the drive worth it for me.We need you Jack!!!!!
Phillip Anderson - November 18, 2010 - Report this comment
My wife did it she duplicated the Hot ham and cheese Recpt.1-kaiser poppy seed roll Sauce: 1-glob of mayo(not miracle whip) 1-dollop yellow mustard 1-splash onion juice mix sauce 1-package Hillshire farm ultra thin smoked Ham 1-slice swiss cheese 1-slice Monterey jack cheese Steam Ham and toast bun in bagel toaster use generous portion of sauce put swiss on top of ham Monterey jack on bottom and enjoy.
Dan Stevenson - December 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I think the only good memory of High School is, you guessed it, JITB Hot Ham and Cheese! I ate them 4or5 per day. I would give up smoking if they brought it back!
Anne - January 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Sounds like you could just get the breakfast jack without the egg.
Stacy - June 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh no, Anne. It was nothing like the Breakfast Jack at all. If you don't remember the HH&C, you wouldn't understand.
Diana salazar - December 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I totally agree.the h ham n cheese was so differnt from anything else at jack in the box..ham was light n tasty,the melted cheddar spread on toasted poppy seed bun,i pray they bding it back..pleasee...
Leah - February 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I worked at JIB in the 80's when this sandwich was around. It was awesome! With that said, the sauce was an onion-mayo sauce spiked with a hint of horseradish. Thin sliced Danish/boiled ham. Processed (not aged) Swiss for its melting. They had a Monterey Chicken sandwich at the same time which used the onion mayo without the horseradish spike. (I also liked the Taco Bell Bell-Beefer.)
Lori - February 17, 2012 - Report this comment
It was also my very favorite thing there. The bun was delicious and I have never understood why they took it off the menu
lisa - March 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I taught I was the only person graving for this sadwich. I remember that it was provolone cheese they used, that's how much I miss it.
mo - May 10, 2013 - Report this comment
Oh My I think about this sandwich often was so GOOD !!!
Michele - May 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I have begged JITB to bring this sandwich back - best fast food sandwich EVER!!!! I loved them for breakfast - wish it would come back too! ;)
Charlie - June 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Loved that sandwich!! Great, late night after the bars close comfort food.
Judy - July 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Best sandwich ever! Really wish they would bring it back! They probably were losing money due to how much ham they put on each sandwich! Wish my kids could of tried them! Bring them back Jack!!!!
Don - November 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Loved this sandwich on the way home from the bar. I would get two. The sauce was tangy and still had a bite similar to horseradish. I miss this sandwich very much.
Steve - December 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Was the best sandwich they offered. I loved the sauce and the pile of ham that was on the sandwich. Man I wish I had one right now. So yummy!!!!
Charlie - January 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Richard, the Yumbo was Burger King
Charlie - January 20, 2014 - Report this comment
It was called the hot ham and cheese supreme and it came out in 1980. By 1982 there was also a bacon cheeseburger supreme, a chicken supreme, and a club supreme
nacho94061 - April 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Im always thinking of the Bacon cheese burger with a dark brown bun and black sesame seed looking things. It's just the flavors that changed as the years go by. Damn government lol
bronxzoo - July 18, 2014 - Report this comment
The HHC sandwich that Jack in the Crack was the best item on their menu! I'd eat two every other day or so. Then one day they suddenly disappeared. Never understood why, it was a great alternative to burgers.
Raul - July 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Yes indeed, ole Jack in Da Crack served up an awesome HHC sandwich! That's the ONLY reason me and my homeys would go there. Ham piled high, cheese, sesame seed roll and secret sauce. They were huge but I could eat three at one sitting. Some say they've replicated the sandwich at home, but that's like saying you can duplicate a In N Out double double at home. It ain't happening!!
Carol - October 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I still think about this sandwich! It was so good and I ordered it every time with my onion rings and I was in heaven. I was hoping someone had a copy cat of the sauce they used. I miss it!
Donna - October 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Loved the ham and cheese. Used to get this awesome sandwich after football games or parties.
Melanie - December 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh, I would only eat the Hot Ham and Cheese at Jack in the Box. I can still almost taste the gooey cheese and sauce slathered upon the ham on the poppy seed bun, it was the best, it was definitely hot! Many good memories and cravings.
Rick - December 05, 2014 - Report this comment
Please Jack in the Box, enter the Hot Ham & Cheese wars and bring back the classic. The Yumbo sucks..your's is soooo good! Why did you ever take off menu. You can charge $14 on your 9pm stoner menu....I will buy three!
Tammy - December 07, 2014 - Report this comment
i second Ricks comment. Tried the Yumbo hoping it was similar to my beloved Hot Ham And Cheese. Not even close. Still dreaming about that sandwich, Jack.7wg
charlie baker - December 13, 2014 - Report this comment
The hhc was the best fast food item ever If there really is a Jack, they would bring it back. Otherwise, the people that really run the company should be retired. LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE: HABDSVUP - GIVE US OUR HHC'S BACK!!
troy abney - December 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Please bring back the hot ham and cheese sandwich people need their hot ham and cheese burger king don't know how to make a hot ham and cheese .
p.k. - December 17, 2014 - Report this comment
when I first saw the ad for the return of the hot ham & cheese, I perked right up. Then I saw it was BK. Yuck. Brink back the HH&C, Jack!
Roger450 - December 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Now would be the best time to re-introduce the HH&C supreme, with the yumbo back on the market, Jack would kill the competition if they would. IMO that was the best sandwich ever. Come on Jack, feed the masses!! That would make a wonderful christmas present for America!
Noddy - January 02, 2015 - Report this comment
in my youth the Hot Ham & Cheese and the Double Bacon Cheeseburger Supreme were the only two items I'd by at JinB. I will now, on occasion, get the supreme croissant... with extra onion/mayo sauce.
Sara - January 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Bring back the hot ham and cheese sandwich Jack! Friends and I loved the sandwich during ohr high school years. We now make more money and can buy more!!! Jack you would be bringing memories back and not just a great food item!
reese - January 10, 2015 - Report this comment
was the best thing they ever made except their tacos. sure miss the hot ham and cheese on the poppy seed bun WTF jack get it together and bring it back great part of growing up and cruising through your drive through in burbank ca
Carlos - February 24, 2015 - Report this comment
They also a sliced beef and cheddar sandwich that wasn't bad, but not as good as the HHC. They also had the best Nachos, supreme and plain!
Sue - March 18, 2015 - Report this comment
I worked at JiB in the 80's when this sandwich was around. From what I recall, it was an onion-poppy roll, thin-sliced ham (steamed), processed Swiss cheese. The sauce was a mayo-based, onion-mustard-horseradish flavored sauce. You can get close with mayo and dijon (Grey Poupon works best), along with onion powder. My favorite JiB sandwich ever. Never ate the burgers because back then, they were cooked en-masse and placed into a beef broth. I worked at a 24-hour unit and the broth wasn't always changed per regulation. Glad they do things different now. I haven't eaten at JiB in probably over 30 years, but if they brought back the HH&C, I'd give it a whirl, especially if the supreme croissant made a re-appearance.
robert barnes - May 19, 2015 - Report this comment
Well I worked there nights while attending mid colledge. The best ever was an ultimate cheese burger. Made with toasted rye sourdough bread 1/2 lb. Burger two slices of Monterey jack cheese one on top one on bottom and their special sauce that was bottled and sent to us directly from ca. #2the steak pita pocket and the chicken pita pocket. It was put grill from portioned packets heated on stove on grill and served hot in a pia pocket bread wrapped little paper foil half baggie blue bag was steak silver bag was chicken.And there was a lot more
Lisa Holly - August 08, 2015 - Report this comment
The Hot Ham & Cheese was the daily go to The best ever. People in Hawaii love it & miss it very much!!! Your other Hot item was the burrito Friends use to fly in from the other Hawaiian Islands where the was no Jack in The Box just to eat these favorite foods. Bring them Back Jack!!!
Yvette - September 20, 2015 - Report this comment
The Hot Ham & Cheese was awesome!!! I also loved the steak pita pocket and the original cheeseburgers. But, the very, very best (for me) was the Monterey Burger that they sold in So. Cal. in the mid eighties....YUM!!!! BRING THEM BACK, JACK!
Brandy - September 23, 2015 - Report this comment
Hot Ham & Cheese was the best sandwich ever!!! I don't understand why they ever took it off the menu. I have written to headquarters several times asking them to bring it back. From the looks of the comments here, they would sell a mountain of them. Bring it back Jack!!!!!
Claudia - May 09, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved these sandwiches, they were so good. I could not believe that Jack in the Box would have dumped such a fabulous sandwich. Like most that have commented I think that JITB would have more business than they knew what to do with if they brought back that sandwich.
Jill - November 11, 2016 - Report this comment
I am so glad others miss this sandwich also. I would forego the burgers and get me a Hot Ham and Cheese. BRING IT BACK JACK!!
LISA - March 28, 2017 - Report this comment
Carol - April 06, 2017 - Report this comment
I loved the Hot Ham and Cheese on the kaiser roll at JITB....I wish they would give me the sauce recipe. The above doesn't sound right. Bring it back that with onion rings was my standard order.
Mat - September 18, 2017 - Report this comment
what a treat it is to some here and see so many folks talk about the Hot Ham & Cheese. I loved it too back in the day! Wow!
Pam - August 04, 2018 - Report this comment
Hot ham & cheese was my go-to sandwich at Jack in the Box; can't understand why they just disappeared either! PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!! You could do a great advertising campaign like McDonald's did with the McRib. HH&C is a good alternative to a burger.
Tim - September 24, 2018 - Report this comment
I also loved the hot ham n cheese as well as the hot beef n cheese. From what I recall, they didn’t start out as “supreme” they only became supreme after they added that pesky produce. I liked them ‘neat’, just meat cheese & sauce! :) Back when the breakfast crescent was still actually crescent shaped... used to eat the hell out of those things! Why’s my heart still beating? Anyhoo, the satisfaction still lingers through the sands of time. Start an online petition! I’ll sign. Bring it back Jack!
Brandon - February 12, 2019 - Report this comment
Correct me if I am wrong...but wasn't the original Supreme Crescent 2 Meats 2 Cheeses and a Mayo sauce? BTW - Hot Ham and Cheese was the bomb.
Kara - April 19, 2019 - Report this comment
Bring back hot ham and cheese! So good. I am going to try and duplicate in the meantime.
Poppy - May 02, 2019 - Report this comment
Get a ham and cheese from Arbys and add the Horsey sauce, the taste is pretty similar to the JITB hot Ham and Cheese. NOT the same of course, but close. No poppy seed buns at Arbys.
Susy Vizcarra - June 14, 2019 - Report this comment
Is there a possibility that the hot ham n cheese will come back?
Keon - August 13, 2019 - Report this comment
Please for the love of God and all that is holy, bring back the HH&C !!
Bobby from San Antonio tx - September 19, 2019 - Report this comment
I remember in the early 80s as a kid always wanting that ham and cheese sandwich when asked “ what you guys want to eat”? Lol!!! But it really sux that I’ve been reading for a few years all the requests from so many loyal customers to bring it back and needless to say I haven’t heard anything from jack in the box responding to anybody with any explanation. Pretty sad and boo you jack! But man, those were the best burgers then. Now it’s just went all down hill. I can say the tacos are always a nice late night snack tho.
John from Scottsdale - July 03, 2020 - Report this comment
If Jack in the Box brings back that hot ham and cheese, then I'll be violating the "stay at home" recommendations and running right over there to pick up a few of them!
Tracey - July 27, 2020 - Report this comment
My favorite that was the Bacon Cheeseburger Supreme, had the onion mayo and poppyseed bun. It was amazing to me and I ate way to many in the 80's lol I miss them soooooo much. this is the closest recipe for the onion mayo. Ingredients 1.5 tsp white vinegar 1 tsp granulated sugar or corn syrup 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/8 tsp dry mustard powder or yellow mustard 1 pinch xanthan gum optional 2 tbsp mayonnaise Instructions Mix the vinegar, sugar, onion and mustard until the sugar dissolves Add a pinch of xanthan gum while mixing and allow to sit until it thickens slightly Add mayonnaise. You can use it immediately, but it will get better as it sits. Allow at least an hour for the best flavor. Notes This should make enough sauce for about four burgers or sandwiches.
Tracey - July 27, 2020 - Report this comment
Does anyone who may have worked there and knows this burger know what 2 cheeses they put on it?
David - November 03, 2021 - Report this comment
Jack, bring the HH&C back, and I'll be your friend
David Ciszek, JD - April 21, 2024 - Report this comment
Glad I found this site. I have been telling people the best sandwich JITB ever put out was their HH&C. The sauce was mind blowing along with the thinly sliced ham, gooing cheese and that hot poppy seed bun. Anyone know how to make that sauce???

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