Jack in the Box

The Jack in the Box franchise was founded in In 1951 when Robert O. Peterson opened a drive-thru burger restaurant with a large jack-in-the-box clown on the roof in San Diego. Word got around about the business, and the business expanded outside of California in 1960. Additionally, the brand started franchising over two decades later in 1982. The brand offers a great range of food options, including  hamburgers, including chicken sandwiches, breakfast, tacos, salads, shakes, sides, and more. If you are looking to invest in a great restaurant franchise that offers you aa fun opportunity to get food to your community, Jack in the Box is for you.  

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Jack in the Box Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


Owning a restaurant is no joke. Not only do you have to deal with the public,  you also have to hire staff, pay for all the new equipment,  keep a great menu, and keep customers coming back for more with exceptional service. It is a booming billion dollar business that has come back even stronger following the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants now focus on making customers feel safe by deep cleaning everything and giving plenty of room between people in in-door settings and offer contactless payments and delivery services. The Jack in the Box franchise is no difference. The brand was founded in 1951 when Robert O. Peterson opened a drive-thru burger restaurant with a large jack-in-the-box clown on the roof in San Diego. Satisfied customers talk about the brand, causing word to get around about the business. This caused the business to expanded outside of California in 1960. Additionally, the brand started franchising over two decades later in 1982. In addition to the brand's signature Cluck Sandwich, the brand's menu offers a great range of food options, including chicken sandwiches, breakfast, tacos, salads, shakes, sides, and more. The brand is known for its drive thru experience. Thus, a lot of its business comes from  drive thru and take-out orders. Additionally, while the franchisor does have corporate-owned units, around 9 out of 10 Jack in the Box restaurants are franchised, making the system of franchisees strong. Investing in a Jack in the Box franchise can be a great way for you to get into the restaurant business. 

Company Details

Founded: 1951
Franchising: 1982
Canada: Yes
International: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Jack in the Box

In terms of training and support, the franchisee receives  206 hours of in-person training, in addition to nine hours worth of classroom training. Support will remain on-going through the course of the franchise agreement. 

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Jack in the Box Franchise.

What does a Jack in the Box Franchise Cost?

Jack in the Box franchise fees for 2023:

Initial Franchise Fee $0 - $50,000
Initial Investment $1,651,500 - $2,638,600
Net Worth Requirement $1,500,000
Cash Requirement $250,000
Veteran Incentives 25% off first-unit franchise fee
Royalty Fee 5%
Ad Royalty Fee 5%
Term of Agreement 20 years

Is Jack in the Box a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Jack in the Box is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Jack in the Box a Home Based franchise?

No. Jack in the Box is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Jack in the Box Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Jack in the Box franchisees make. Jack in the Box offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Jack in the Box Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Jack in the Box franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Jack in the Box Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Jack in the Box franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Jack in the Box Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Jack in the Box franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

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Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


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Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Jack in the Box Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Jack in the Box franchises for sale. We may have Jack in the Box franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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