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What Does It Take to Become a Franchisee?

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We’re looking for operators with a minimum of five years of QSR experience. Alternatively, we welcome business partnerships where at least one partner has this experience. Additionally, our franchisees should be dedicated to mastering the Jack in the Box system and enthusiastic about getting their restaurant up and running. Of course, they should also have a strong franchisee net worth – see the next question!

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The amount you’ll ultimately spend on your new restaurant will depend on certain factors like the size and location. We estimate that most franchises will cost between $1,651,500 to $2,638,600 to get up and running. This estimate includes virtually everything you’ll need to open your doors, not to mention the top-tier brand support you’ll enjoy along the way.

Yes, Jack in the Box has been franchising our proven system for years. It’s an ideal opportunity for you – you can join forces with one of the leading brands in the QSR industry to start your own business! Franchising comes with lots of perks, too many to list here. Some of the standouts include the brand recognition you’ll enjoy while operating under our iconic name and the training and support you’ll receive.

All of our franchisees enjoy a 10-week training program that teaches them the ins and outs of our system. Through a combination of computer-based and on-the-job learning, you’ll get the hang of things like:

  • Using our point-of-sale system
  • Ordering and inventorying
  • Marketing
  • Setting and achieving growth goals

By the time your training is complete, you should feel confident about operating your new restaurant.

Our in-house design, architectural, and engineering team collaborates with non-traditional venue operators and concessionaires to develop unique dining spaces for airports, college campuses, stadiums, travel plazas, and military base locations, or any food court setting. We offer flexible floor plan options tailored to accommodate a variety of unique spaces from 700-1500 sq. ft., with Jack in the Box branded elements that incorporate local flare and regional variety. Smaller food court spaces are possible with shared resources.

Our Sirloin Burgers Make the Grade

Jack recently went on a global quest to find a better burger, and now he’s back — better than ever. Today Jack continues to push conventional fast food rules as he believes fast food rules are made to be broken. No matter what it is — it’s always surprising and entertaining, which is what our audience loves about this brand.

You’ll Be a Great Addition – Just Like Bacon

Owning a Jack in the Box franchise is a great way to leverage the thriving quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry. All of our franchisees had lots of questions about the opportunity before they got started, as will you. Here, we’ve put together the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. Don’t see your question listed? Contact us! We’re happy to answer anything.

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What Markets are Currently Available?

Check out our Available Markets page to get an idea of where we’re hoping to expand. Jack in the Box has been a west coast staple for decades, but we’re steadily growing throughout the rest of the U.S. We’ve checked out these areas and determined they have a striking potential for new restaurants! If you don’t see yours listed, don’t let that stop you from contacting us. We’re always expanding our market reach.

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You'll Be A Great Addition, Just Like Bacon

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This website and the franchise sales information on this site do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises:  California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.  If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and complied with the pre-sale disclosure requirements that apply in your jurisdiction.

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