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How Many Jack in the Box Restaurants Are Company-Owned?

How Many Jack in the Box Restaurants Are Company-Owned?

Are you interested in learning how many Jack in the Box restaurants are company-owned as of this year?

At Jack in the Box, this is a common question we receive from new and potential franchisees.

In this article, we’ll take a look at how many Jack in the Box locations are franchised and company-owned.

Company-Owned Jack in the Box Locations

Jack in the Box has more than 2,100 locations across the United States and most of them are owned and operated by our franchisees.

As of 2022, we currently have 146 company-owned restaurants with 2,034 franchised locations. You can find a full breakdown of our outlets in Item 20 of our Franchise Disclosure Document.

Contact us to receive our most recent FDD.

Jack in the Box Financial Requirements

Are you interested in owning a Jack in the Box for yourself? Here’s what it takes to get started.

Due to the cost of opening a restaurant with Jack in the Box, we have three minimum financial requirements all our potential franchisees must meet.

  • Minimum Liquidity: $500,000
  • Minimum Net Worth: $1.5MM
  • Franchise Fee: $50k per Location

If you’re unable to meet these requirements, there are many potential sources of liquidity that may be overlooked. For example:

  • Business Partners
  • Stocks & Bonds
  • Home Equity
  • 401k Rollovers

These are just a few of the options you may like to consider in order to meet our financial requirements.

How Much Does a Jack in the Box Franchise Cost?

The estimated initial investment for a Jack in the Box Franchise is $1,765,500 - $2,761,600 excluding land, financing, and certain other costs. We provide a breakdown of this number in our Item 7 found in our Franchise Disclosure Document.

Your initial investment includes virtually everything it takes to start a new restaurant:

  • One-time initial franchise fee, up to $50k
  • Building improvements, up to $785k
  • Initial inventory, up to $20k
  • Three months of operating funds

These initial investment figures are based on Company-developed restaurant costs to open MK9 and MK10 prototypical buildings in fiscal years 2017 to 2019.

The cost of land will vary widely, depending upon size and location of the property and whether you purchase/own the land or enter into a lease arrangement.

Does Jack in the Box Offer Multi-Unit Franchise Incentives?

Jack in the Box does offer an incentive for multi-unit franchisees who choose to sign up for three or more stores under our Development Incentive Program.

To help incentivize growth in key markets, Jack in the Box offers qualifying multi-unit investors two different incentive options.

Under the Development Incentive Program for qualified buyers, if you sign a Development Agreement for a minimum of three (3) restaurants to be developed and opened under the development schedule during the time frames specified in the Development Agreement, and certain other requirements are met, you may be eligible for one the following incentive options, at our sole discretion:

  • OPTION A: The Royalty (which is currently 5% of Gross Sales) will be reduced to: (i) 1% of Gross Sales for the first year; (ii) 2% of Gross Sales for the second year; (iii) 3% of Gross Sales for the third year; (iv) 4% of Gross Sales for the fourth year; and (v) 5% of Gross Sales for all subsequent years.
  • OPTION B: If you open the Restaurant on or before the required date in the development schedule, we will loan you $150,000 at 0% interest to be used solely for development costs associated with that restaurant. The loan will be repaid by crediting 100% of the royalty payments for that restaurant otherwise due until the loan is paid in full (i.e., payments will be made by crediting the appropriate portion of royalty payments toward the principal balance outstanding). If the particular restaurant is sold or permanently closed and the loan has not been fully repaid, the remaining principal balance is due in full.

More details about this program can be found in our Franchise Disclosure Document.

Check Out These Additional Resources

We hope this article gave you a better understanding of how many Jack in the Box restaurants are company-owned.

At Jack in the Box, we work with our franchisees every step of the way in order to get their restaurants up and running.

Here are some additional online resources you may like to check out:

If you have any questions, please contact our franchise sales and support team.

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