Jack in the Box is coming to Florida and Arkansas

The major fast-food chain, Jack in the Box, will soon open 14 new locations in Florida and Arkansas.

Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box recently announced an expansion into Florida and Arkansas. The quick-service operation currently operates around 2,200 locations, and with their headquarters in San Diego, Calif., the heaviest concentration of the fast-food restaurants is in California, Texas, and Oklahoma; however, there has not been a Jack in the Box location in the Sunshine State for over 30 years, and this marks the first time the chain has been in Arkansas.

“Our new franchisees for Arkansas are experienced multi-unit hotel franchise operators, and their local market knowledge combined with our strong presence in Texas and Oklahoma made this a natural fit for Jack in the Box,” said Dustin Thompson, director of franchise development.

Jack is coming to Orlando

Orlando has recently seen several new dining options, including Portillo’s, White Castle, and JoJo’s ShakeBAR, and soon the world’s theme park capital will add another new quick-service dining option.

Jack I. Box

“Through my travels to the West Coast, I fell in love with the Jack in the Box brand,” said Orlando franchisee Jonathan Peralta. “After returning home, I read that Jack in the Box was looking to expand in the Florida market, and I knew that was our sign.”

The chain’s menu offers a variety of fast-food items, from burgers and tacos to all-day breakfast. People in Florida and Arkansas will soon see commercials featuring the large-headed mascot Jack I. Box; however, Halloween Horror Nights fans should note, this is not the Jack you are looking for.

“We’re excited to see the brand’s continued expansion into new cities and states across the country, as both of these groups bring tremendous experience to the Jack in the Box franchise system and are the perfect franchisees to open these new markets,” said Chief Development Officer Tim Linderman. “These signings come on the heels of another recent 37-store development agreement with new franchisees, which speaks to the tremendous value of the Jack in the Box system to new franchise operators who want to bring a proven concept into their markets.”

Have you visited Jack’s restaurant before? What do you think of another fast-food option in the Florida and Arkansas markets?  Let us know in the comment below.


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  1. At this point, only Rogers, AR, and Orlando, FL, were released by Jack in the Box as sites fo these new locations.