The animated jack-in-the-box character that has popped out of this box sends a powerful sales pitch to fast- food consumers: “Get it fast and fresh from the grill. “ As the setting of a dream, however, driving through a Jack in the Box may metaphoncally comment that you might soon get an unexpected scary surprise popping out at you at the most unexpected time. It may frighten you or make you laugh. It may also indicate that you feel rushed and unnurtured.