Jack In The Box Franchise Analysis

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This franchise is the operation of a quick service restaurant, which serves a variety of foods including hamburgers, specialty sandwiches, fries, tacos, salads, bowls, drinks and side items.

What is the upfront cost to be a franchise owner of an Jack In The Box franchise?

Jack In The Box has a franchise fee of up to $50,000, with a total upfront investment range of $1,481,500 to $3,336,600.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $50,000
  • Total Investment: $1,481,500 to $3,336,600
  • Working Capital: $179,300 to $475,600
  • Royalty Fee: 5.0%

The initial cost of any franchise opportunity includes many fees. Explore this investment opportunity to better understand the initial costs required to own an Jack In The Box, such as territory fees, leasehold improvement costs, grand opening, marketing, and technology fees.

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How much does an Jack In The Box franchisee make?

As with any new franchise, there should be a strong ROI and profit potential. The specific franchisee's income and the revenue from an Jack In The Box franchise will depend on many factors. One way to confirm the potential revenues or profits earned from a Jack In The Box franchise investment is to analzye the franchisor's Item 19 within their Franchise Disclosure Document. This is called a financial performance representation. This is not required within a franchisor's disclosure and approximately 68% of all franchise companies in our database will disclose financial performance data within Item 19 of their FDD. Some franchise companies may disclose limited information such as overall systemwide sales. This type of financial data is not always helpful to determine profitability for you directly. So review systemwide sales data with caution. As expected, usually earnings and owner's income are equitable to the overall size of the initial investment. The larger the initial investment, the higher profits you should expect to see. Another determining factor to profitability is based on the number of locations you own. If you buy multiple units (usually defined as Area Development Agreements), you can anticipate that as you launch each additional location, you will earn a multiple on your profits. Demand for your products, the labor costs in your city, commercial lease rates and several other variables also play a huge role in your bottom line and your take-home income. Your future returns are associated with Jack In The Box's success. Your profits and owner's income is not just dependent on how well your own location performs, you need to review how well the entire franchise system is operating. Determine how the franchisor earns income and review their financial statements.

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How many franchise outlets does Jack In The Box franchise have?

As of the 2018 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 1,975 franchised Jack In The Box locations across the United States.

Did you know there are over 3,000 franchise opportunities across the United States. More than 80% have less than 10 locations.

Are there any Jack In The Box franchises near me?

Based on 2018 FDD information, Jack In The Box has franchised locations in 40 states. There may be zero outlets in several states as each franchise company maps out their growth strategy differently. Certain states require franchisors to register their franchise opportunity and file their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with state examiners prior to awarding franchises to people residing in that state. These registration states have examiners review a franchise company's FDD to confirm it satisfies state regulatory requirements. In addition to registration states, additional states have enacted supplemental franchise or business opportunity laws that mandate franchisors to file their franchise within the state. In most instances the filing is simply a notice with the state. Unlike franchise registration states, the franchise filing states do not examine the FDD.


Based on the data collected Jack In The Box is expanding into new locations and might be available near you.

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Last Reviewed: 2018

Jack In The Box Franchise STATS

Total Investment
$1,481,500 - $3,336,600
Franchise Fee
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
20 Years
Renewal Term
Franchise outlet growth
Ongoing fees
ad fees
# of franchised outlets


Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 215 hours. This includes 9 hours of classroom training, 206 hours of on-the-job training, and 0 hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 206
Classroom 9
Total 215

Do they offer Territory Protections?

Jack In The Box does NOT offer territory protections. For an explanation of territory rights, unlock this franchise opportunity for more details.

Do they have computer and technology support in place?

Yes, Jack In The Box offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more.

How long ago did they start franchising?

They began franchising in 1971. The average Burgers franchise began franchising in 1994.

Do they offer financing options?

Yes. They offer certain financing options within Item 10 of their FDD.

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