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2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#193 Ranked #306 last year
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Initial investment
$1.8M - $2.8M
Units as of 2023
2,189 Decrease 2% over 3 years

Company Overview

In 1951, Robert O. Peterson opened a drive-thru burger restaurant with a large jack-in-the-box clown on the roof in San Diego. The company began expanding outside of California in 1960, and began franchising in 1982. Still based in San Diego, Jack in the Box's menu now features a wide variety in addition to hamburgers, including chicken sandwiches, breakfast, tacos, salads, shakes and sides. In 2003, Jack in the Box acquired fast-casual franchise Qdoba Mexican Grill.

About Jack in the Box

Industry Food
Related Categories Hamburgers
Founded 1951
Parent Company Jack in the Box Inc.
Leadership Tim Linderman, CDO
Corporate Address 9357 Spectrum Center Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1982 (42 years)
# of employees at HQ 388
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchises in the following international regions: Mexico

# of Units 2,189 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Jack in the Box franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$50,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$1,765,500 - $2,761,600
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$1,000,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$500,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
25% off first-unit franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
5%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
5%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
20 years
Is franchise term renewable? No
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Jack in the Box has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 168 hours
Classroom Training 48.5 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022