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How to Become a Jack in the Box Franchisee (9 Easy Steps)

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Are you interested in learning how to become a Jack in the Box Franchisee?

At Jack in the Box, we’re actively looking for new franchisees who are excited to bring our craveable 24/7 menu to available markets across the United States.

In this guide, we’ll go over how you can become a Jack in the Box Franchisee in nine easy steps.

Step 1) Complete Initial Inquiry Form

To get started, you’ll need to complete the initial inquiry form on our website.

This form requires you to submit the following information:

  • First & Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Location
  • Cash Available
  • Net Worth
  • # of Locations

With the costs of opening a restaurant with Jack in the Box in mind, we have two minimum financial requirements all our potential franchisees must meet.

  • Minimum Liquidity: $500,000
  • Minimum Net Worth: $1.0MM

If you currently don’t meet these financial requirements, there are many potential sources of liquidity that may be overlooked. For example:

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

After you submit your initial inquiry form, one of our Franchise Recruitment Directors will be in-touch with more information.

Step 2) Connect With Our Team

We’ll schedule an introduction call to answer your questions and walk you through everything you need to know as you begin your franchising journey.

This is a great time for you to learn more about how our new franchise owner recruitment process works along with what we will need in terms of documents on your end.

Plus, it allows our team to receive a better understanding of your overall franchising goals and how we can make them a reality.

Step 3) Complete Short Application

After our initial conversation, we will have you submit a short application form to give us more insight into your franchising goals along with a non-disclosure agreement.

This short application includes some additional fields that were not in your initial inquiry form submitted during the first step.

We will discuss your business, financial, and personal background.

This will help us understand your background as well as your goals for opening a Jack in the Box franchise.

Step 4) FDD Review

During your due diligence period, you’ll review our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and be able to speak with other franchisees in our system.

The FDD is a legal document that is part of the pre-sale due diligence process. You’ll find the FDD is full of information that will help answer your questions about franchising with Jack in the Box.

This document includes information on our company background, profiles of our brand leadership, fees, investment ranges, and store level performance.

Step 5) Financial Review

During this stage, you’ll submit requisite documents to allow us to complete a full financial review along with credit and background checks.

Step 6) Meet Operations Leadership

After we have gathered all the required documents, we will schedule a time for you to meet with the Jack in the Box Senior Operations Team.

This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and build a personal relationship with the Corporate Leaders of our brand.

We typically host these meetings on a video call.

Step 7) Finalize Development Agreement

During this stage, we will finalize your market points and development timeline that will be included in your development agreement.

Once finalized, we will send your Development Agreement over for digital signature.

Step 8) Franchise Awarded

After receiving your franchise development agreement and initial franchise fees, you will be an official Jack in the Box Franchisee. Congratulations!

Step 9) Orientation & Training

Your orientation will begin by meeting with your regional real estate development manager or REDM for short. They will assist you with navigating the real estate and site selection process.

Once you have your site, you will be assigned a regionally based construction manager. They will provide you with CAD drawings of our prototype layout.

Prior to opening, your organization will designate two people to complete our 10-to-14 week training program at a certified training restaurant.

How Long Does This Process Take?

At Jack in the Box, we can go as fast as you are willing to go depending on your timeline.

We’ve found the entire process to become a franchisee with Jack in the Box typically ranges from 60 to 120 days.

This includes the required 14-day franchise disclosure period and 7-day disclosure period after you receive the franchise agreement.

Check Out These Additional Resources

We hope this article gave you a better understanding of how to become a Jack in the Box Franchisee.

Our team works with our franchisees every step of the way and try to make the buying process as seamless as possible.

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

  • 3 Reasons to Diversify with Jack in the Box
  • How Much Does a Jack in the Box Franchise Cost?
  • 5 Benefits of Multi-Unit Franchising with Jack in the Box

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

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