Technology & Product Innovations.

Jack in the Box Franchise System Size and Composition

Our franchise business model is exceptionally flexible, which is one of the reasons we operate so many restaurants. How many Jack in the Box locations are there? We currently have 2,100 restaurants with more in development.

From the very beginning, back in 1951, we set ourselves apart with our innovative drive-thru system – we were the first major burger chain to use one! Today, we continue to set ourselves apart by improving drive-thru technology, making it easier for our customers to order and enjoy their meals.

Hospitality Tech reports: “70%+ of business comes through the drive-thru, and about half of its dining room orders are for takeout. ‘…Drive-thru enhancement is probably the number one area of focus for capital investments.

Decidedly, we continue to trailblaze with other technologies as well. Our mobile app and partnerships with delivery services allow our customers to order ahead: or even get their meals without leaving their homes. This dedication to research and development is just one of the distinctive advantages of partnering with a major franchise.



Flexible Franchise Prototypes.

Non-Traditional Franchise Concepts

Jack in the Box® is a convenience-driven restaurant chain. A vast majority of Jack in the Box guests come from within two miles or six minutes in drive-time. To maximize that convenience factor, it’s vital that prospective sites are the most accessible and visible locations available.

Jack in the Box can help you set up new locations wherever there’s a strong demand in your community. Our restaurants don’t need much space: it enables us to set up shop in small or shared areas like food courts. Alternatively, our full-size restaurants are always popular draws. This versatility allows our franchisees to open their doors in:

  • Convenience Stores
  • Travel Centers, Airports
  • Hotels & Major Retail Centers

Wherever people are in need of a great new restaurant!

Jack in the Box Franchise Financial Requirements.

Minimum Franchisee Requirements (Per Group):


multi-unit qsr operating experience


(1-2 unit acquisition)


(3 + unit acquisition)


(5 + new development)


Net worth

Operator is an equity partner

Real estate development experience

Passion for the restaurant industry

A Menu to Tempt Any Palate.
Especially On the Go.

inside a Jack in the Box franchise

Counter Only Options

Jack in the Box franchise location

Travel & Retail Centers

Our Franchise Development Teams.

We Make Sure Our Franchisees Are Involved from Day One

It’s impossible to overstate how much we value our operators. They’re the ones running their restaurants every day, working within their communities to achieve their growth goals. As a franchisee operator, you’ll enter into a collaborative relationship with the Jack in the Box team.

We want to make sure you have resources and assistance to simplify running your business. From site selection to our comprehensive training program to regular franchisee meetings and events, we’re here to support you!

A Day in the Life of the Operator

Each operator’s typical day varies depending on the number of locations they run, the location type, and so forth. However, there are a few tasks most of them take part in regularly. A day in the life of an operator likely includes:

  • Reviewing sales from the previous day
  • Managing employees (e.g., training, payroll, recruitment, and so forth)
  • Ensuring food safety and quality using our proven systems
  • Preparing for new menu items with the support of our team

Assuredly, when operators run into obstacles or have questions, they can rely on our 24/7 help desk to find the answers they need!

A Day in the Life of the Operator
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