The 16 development agreements will lead to 64 new Jack in the Box locations.
After an announcement earlier in the year indicating a restart in franchise development efforts, Jack in the Box has awarded 16 development agreements across the states of Arizona, California, Idaho and Utah to construct 64 new restaurants.
“Relaunching the franchise opportunity has been exciting and was one of our main priorities going into 2021. Over the last year and a half, we’ve proven to be pandemic-resistant and we’re eager to grow with our current franchisee network, as well as prospective owners,” said Darin Harris, CEO of Jack in the Box.
“In order to grow, we needed to re-energize our franchisees and strengthen relationships with our existing franchisee network.
“We’re humbled that operators want to be part of Jack in the Box and we will continue to provide a brand that brings in guests and systems that ensure our franchisees are equipped to successfully provide great food and service.”
The franchisor is looking to penetrate new cities such as Chicago, Louisville and Salt Lake City after a strong Q3, during which franchise same-store sales increased by 10.3 per cent. The brand also wants to expand its existing presence in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Phoenix.
“This is a fun brand with immense growth potential, and we’re very encouraged to see such interest from franchisees looking to build their footprint and reach more guests across the communities they serve,” said Tim Linderman, senior vice president, franchise and corporate development of Jack in the Box.
“While we’re encouraged by the development interest, our work is really just beginning. We’ll continue to build a strong pipeline of future openings and ramp up real estate efforts to achieve our opening goals.
“The future is very bright at Jack in the Box, and we look forward to awarding more development agreements and opening additional restaurants shortly.”
Jack in the Box has opened 10 locations in the third quarter of the fiscal year of 2021 to support its aim of reaching four per cent annual restaurant growth.