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What Are the Site Requirements for Jack in the Box?

What Are the Site Requirements for Jack in the Box?

Are you looking for more information about the site requirements we prefer when building a Jack in the Box Franchise?

At Jack in the Box, we have a wide variety of land, demographic, and site characteristics we look for when identifying a location for a new restaurant.

In this article, we will take a look at the exact specifications we prefer when building a Jack in the Box franchise.

Jack in the Box Preferred Site Characteristics

We’ve noticed Jack in the Box typically has broad appeal in trade areas and communities with the following characteristics:

  • Land Size: +25,000 Square Feet
  • Building Size: 1,350 – 2,400 Square Feet
  • Population: +10,000 (1 Mile)
  • Employment: +3,000 (1 Mile)
  • Household Income: Average $65,000
  • Traffic Counts: +25,000 Daily

When it comes to the specific types of locations we prefer, we typically look for these physical features:

  • Free-Standing / Out Parcel Pads
  • End Cap
  • Ground Lease & Purchase
  • Ingress / Egress
  • Visibility & Signage
  • Drive-Thru Required

At Jack in the Box, roughly 90% of our 500M annual guests choose drive-thru or take-out because of the speed and convenience it offers.

The drive-thru has become such an important part of our business model that our new prototype doesn’t even have an inside dining room.

Jack in the Box Venue Types

Our flexible construction plan allows us to build Jack in the Box locations in many different traditional and non-traditional venue types.

Here are some of our most popular venues:

Keep in mind, these are just a few of the options you can pick from when selecting a venue for your Jack in the Box.

How Does Jack in the Box Find New Restaurant Locations?

At Jack in the Box, we use a multi-pronged approach to help you find potential real estate in the markets you’re interested in.

Here are some of the various tools we use to give a comprehensive market analysis to our franchisees:

  • Industry Leading GIS Software: We utilize GIS software to help identify potential market points using dozens of data points to narrow down your search for great potential locations.
  • Boots-on-the-Ground: Additionally, we also employ a traditional "boots-on-the-ground" approach by having our internal Real Estate Development Managers visit markets to confirm what our GIS software shows as potential locations.
  • Leveraging Third Parties: In some cases, we will work with third-party brokers to provide additional insights to expand on our digital and physical site identification tools.

These are just a few of the ways our team works to give you a better understanding of your options when preparing to build a new restaurant.

Who Owns the Real Estate Associated with Jack in the Box?

As a franchisee with Jack in the Box, you’ll be required to purchase or lease the property where your restaurants are located.

Our real estate and leasing team is available to help you find real estate and assist with any lease negotiations you may have.

Do I Have to Live in the Market?

Today's competitive quick-serve restaurant industry calls for ownership groups with strong restaurant operational backgrounds.

Jack in the Box requires you or a member of your business partnership to reside in the market where you operate your restaurants.

Check Out These Additional Resources

We hope this article gave you a better understanding of the site requirements for a Jack in the Box franchise.

At Jack in the Box, we work with our franchisees every step of the way to make the process as seamless as possible.

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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