Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box

Initial Investment

LOW: $1,328,650
HIGH: $2,427,250

Change in Units

-0.1% -2 UNITS (1 Year)
-0.0% -1 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

1982 (34 Years)

Corporate Address

9330 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123


Lenny Comma

Ticker Symbol

About Jack in the Box

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.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$1,328,650 - $2,427,250

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

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

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2015 - 4
  • 2016 - 13

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
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Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 50 days

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Regional Media
National Media

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Updated: September 6th, 2016

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