"This Sprm Croisnt Sure Is Messy!"

Okay, we promise not to post anymore stupid receipt stories… unless another one is sent our way that makes us laugh, and then we’ll probably just quicklink it since this post completes the rule of three. A reader ordered a “Supreme Croissant” from Jack in the Box and saw that it was abbreviated in an unfortunate manner on the confirmation screen—and then printed on the receipt too. “When it came up on the ‘confirmation screen’ at the order board, I thought, ‘Gee, there have to be at least three better ways to abbreviate ‘supreme’.'”

I know there’s been a glut of “wacky receipt” stories on Consumerist lately, but I’ve been putting off sending you this until I gave Jack in the Box an opportunity to respond to my question. They didn’t, so here it is.

I sent a message through their website asking if they could look into whether it was a chain-wide thing, or just one restaurant’s guy-who-programs-the-registers having some fun, but aside from an automated response, I haven’t heard back. So now I place it before the you for the amusement of your readers.

Don’t get me wrong – I love JitB and will continue to eat there on a weekly basis, but I can’t help but feel it’s only a matter of time until somebody with a car-full of kids and no sense of humor (I wonder if there’s a causal link there?) gets all worked up about this.

A Google search turned up two other incidences of the “sprm croisnt” abbreviation, one from the same day as this one but a different location (which is odd), and one from 2005. That makes us think that this affects more than one location—like maybe a franchise network run by giggling junior high students. Jack in the Box, what do you have to say for yourself?

(Thanks to Paul!)