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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#328 Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$1.7M - $2.7M
Units as of 2022
2,208 1% 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

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1982 (40 years)
# of employees at HQ
388
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Mexico

# of Units
2,208 (as of 2022)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
9357 Spectrum Center Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123

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
$50,000
Initial Investment
$1,697,000 - $2,694,600
Net Worth Requirement
$1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$500,000
Veteran Incentives
25% off first-unit franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
5%
Term of Agreement
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
183 hours
Classroom Training
49 hours
Additional Training
As needed
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
Co-op Advertising
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?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: February 8th, 2021