Run a Quick-Service Restaurant Franchise

We estimate that franchisees will spend between $1,651,500-$2,638,600 on franchise startup costs.

This estimated initial investment includes just about everything it takes to run a thriving restaurant.

What’s Included?

  • The initial franchise fee
  • Real estate costs
  • Inventory and uniforms
  • Buildout expenses
  • Technology like drive-thru systems
  • Three months of operating funds

The most valuable part of the investment is the training and support you’ll receive from us. You can count on us to walk you through the steps towards opening a new restaurant. That lifetime support is also included in the Jack in the Box franchise price!

Your Next Steps.

Step 1: Work Through the Qualification Process

We’ll review your experience and finances to ensure you meet all of our franchise requirements. You’ll also have the chance to review our Franchise Disclosure Document and talk with real franchisees to learn about our brand.

Step 2: Making It Official

Once we’ve worked through the necessary qualification process, we’ll offer you a franchise agreement. Once you sign it, you’ll officially be part of the Jack in the Box team! Now we can get started on opening your restaurant.

Step 3: Finding the Perfect Location

Our real estate experts use proprietary tools to find the best possible locations in your area. Once that’s done, we’ll identify the best franchise restaurant concept in your area

Step 4: Construction & Build Out

We’ll provide you with assistance as you construct and/or remodel your location. We’ve accomplished this over 2,200 times before, so we’re well-connected with architects and contractors that can simplify the process.

Step 5: Training

You’ll take part in 10 weeks of training when you’ll learn our business model inside and out. Through a combination of online and on-the-job experience, you’ll master the effective systems that helped us become a leader in the industry.

Step 6: Grand Opening

Your grand opening. In addition to the steps listed above, we’ll prepare for your grand opening by helping train your staff and launching local marketing initiatives to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Once your restaurant has opened its doors, our support doesn’t dry up – we’re just getting started.

And Away We Go!

Ongoing Support

Ongoing Support

New Markets

New Markets

Local Marketing

Local Marketing

Marketing & Sales Royalties.

Our Franchise Royalties

Jack in the Box assesses modest royalty fees, like other franchises, in part to ensure you have the best possible resources to run your business and draw customers to your location. For instance, our five-daypart menu that entices customers to come any time of day. Or our new order-ahead mobile app. We roll out new menu items on a regular basis. It’s what keeps our customers continually engaged with our brand and makes them excited to come back.

Principal ongoing fees include:

  • Royalty (excluding Games & Devices): 5% of gross sales
  • Marketing: 5% of gross sales

Contact Jack in the Box today to learn more about what’s included in your startup costs.


Is the Jack in the Box Menu All Day?

One valuable form of brand protection we have to offer is our all-day menu. While we provide menus geared towards a specific time of day (like our breakfast selection and late-night Munchie Meals), customers can order anything they’d like at any time of day. These kinds of options continue to set Jack in the Box apart from other minute burger franchises that offer customers far less flexibility and selection.

Contact Jack in the Box to learn more about our food safety and quality programs.

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