Jack in the Box expansion includes entering new state

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Jack in the Box, Inc. operates more than 2,180 Jack in the Box restaurants across 22 states.

Quick-serve chain Jack in the Box has signed new franchising agreements to expand its store count in two states.

The chain has reached a five-restaurant commitment to open in the new market of Michigan. It also announced a 10-store deal to bring new restaurants to Orlanda, Fla. The expansion follows recent successful openings and development agreements in areas throughout Utah, Kentucky, Arkansas, Florida, Montana and Wyoming. In 2023, Jack in the Box signed 123 new restaurant agreements.

The Michigan agreement will result in new restaurant development in the southwest and south-central sections of the state, including Kalamazoo, Calhoun and Kent counties. Each location will showcase the brand's innovative Craved store design, featuring modern aesthetics and vibrant signage.

“We are excited to announce five Jack in the Box locations in our West Michigan area over the span of five years,” said Niraj Patel, new Jack in the Box franchisee. “We will open the first Jack in the Box location in Battle Creek. This is very exciting because we can give our community more food options and help provide 40 to 50 new jobs per location.”

Jack in the Box is known for its customer favorites like burgers, tacos, chicken sandwiches, milkshakes, breakfast and late-night snacking options. The new locations will offer dine-in, drive-thru, and mobile ordering options and will be open 24 hours per day.

“When I moved to Orlando, I noticed there weren't any locations nearby which drove me to inquire about franchise opportunities,” said Ed Zausch, new Jack in the Box franchisee. “I was considering other brands, but I ultimately chose Jack in the Box for the great relationships I built with their team, their vast training and operational support, modern store design, and - my favorite reason - I love the variety of menu items and how we have something to offer everyone.”

Jack in the Box, Inc. operates more than 2,180 Jack in the Box restaurants across 22 states, and operates approximately 600 Del Taco restaurants across 15 states.

“The continued expansion into Florida and Michigan matches up with our strategic growth plan for new markets,” said Tim Linderman, chief development officer. “With the recent success from our new market openings in Salt Lake City and Louisville, we’ve recognized how much pent-up demand Jack in the Box has across the country. We’re thrilled to partner with restaurant operators like Ed and Niraj to bring our challenger brand to communities throughout the U.S.”

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