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Jack in the Box, Inc.
Type Public (NYSEJBX)
Founded 1951 (San Diego, CA)
Headquarters San Diego, CA
Key people Linda Lang, CEO & Chairwoman
Robert Oscar Peterson, founder
Industry Restaurants
Products Fast food (including hamburgers, french fries, and milkshakes)
Revenue $2.765 billion USD (2006)
Employees 45,000
Website www.jackinthebox.com

Jack in the Box (NYSEJBX) is an American fast-food restaurant founded in 1951. In total, the chain has 2,100 locations in 17 U.S. states, mostly in the western half of the country. Most of the outlets are in California (900), followed by Texas (560), Arizona (165), and Washington (132)[1]. The company also operates the Qdoba Mexican Grill chain and the Quick Stuff convenience store chain. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Some of its food items include the Big Cheeseburger, Potato Wedges, and Ultimate Cheeseburger. The company also offers ethnic cuisine -such as egg rolls and tacos, along with breakfast burritos. New items come in on a rotation every three years, including the Philly Cheesesteak and the deli style pannidos. In locations in Hawaii, local delicacies are a regular part of the menu. They include the Paniolo Breakfast (Portuguese sausage, eggs, and rice platter), teriyaki chicken and rice bowl (now discontinued). In the Southeastern United States, the company offers biscuits and sweet tea. Recently, Jack in the Box also introduced its own Ciabatta Burger, which is currently offered in a variety of styles. Its more recent foray in to the deli market was the less-popular Ultimate Club Sandwich which was initially removed in Arizona due to poor sales and has since been phased out at all locations. A cheeseburger. ... A cheeseburger. ... A large burrito. ... Cheesesteak with Cheez Whiz The cheesesteak, known outside the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area as the Philadelphia cheesesteak, Philly cheesesteak, or steak and cheese is a sandwich principally of thinly sliced pieces of steak and melted cheese on a long roll. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... A delicacy is a food that is particularly prized within a given culture. ... A cowboy (Spanish vaquero) tends cattle and horses on cattle ranches in North and South America. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Linguiça (pronounced leen-GWEES-a) is a form of Portuguese pork sausage seasoned with onions, garlic, and pepper. ... An egg is a body consisting of an ovum surrounded by layers of membranes and an outer casing of some type, which acts to nourish and protect a developing embryo. ... Chicken teriyaki. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... A biscuit is a type of food. ... A glass of sweet tea Sweet tea is a form of iced tea in which sugar or some other form of sweetener is added to the hot water before brewing, while brewing the tea, or post-brewing, but before the beverage is chilled and served. ... A half-sized Ciabatta. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ...


Many Jack in the Box locations are freestanding, while others may be attached to some gas station service centers or at malls and shopping centers. All Jack in the Box locations serve the entire menu, including breakfast, during all operational hours, and many Jack in the Box locations are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Modern gas station A filling station, gas station or petrol station is a facility that sells fuel for road motor vehicles – usually petrol (US: gas/gasoline), diesel fuel and LPG. The term gas station is mostly particular to the United States of America and Canada, where petrol is known...


In early 2004, Jack in the Box Inc. introduced its new "fast casual" restaurant, JBX Grill. By 2006, however, Jack in the Box canceled the JBX Grill idea, reverting all JBX Grills back into original Jack in the Box stores. This was due to poor sales, and it allowed them to focus on core expansion. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... JBX Grill was a new line of restaurants introduced in 2004 by Jack in the Box Inc. ...


In May 2006, the CEO Jack character launched his own MySpace, complete with a fictional biography.


In 2006, Jack in the Box Inc. announced plans for nationwide expansion by 2010. [citation needed]

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Advertising campaigns

In the 1970s, Jack in the Box commercials involved a small 3 1/2-year-old joyous boy named Rodney Allen Rippy. He usually sang, "Make life a little easier..." Rodney Allen Rippy (b. ...


The restaurant gained in popularity after a highly successful marketing campaign that featured the fictitious Jack in the Box CEO "Jack" character, who has a ping pong ball-like head and is dressed in a business suit. Its commercials tend to be lightly humorous and often involves Jack making business decisions about the restaurant chain's food products. In addition, many of its commercials have advertised free car antenna balls with every meal, thus increasing brand awareness. Hence, these Jack in the Box antenna balls can be seen on many cars in areas of the country served by Jack in the Box restaurants. They are also considered collector's items. Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to order, to be consumed on the premises. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Mr. ... Regional competition level table tennis, showing table, net, and player getting ready to return the ball with a winning backhand topspin stroke. ... “Human Head” redirects here. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... This article discusses humour in terms of comedy and laughter. ...

Popular Jack antenna ball
Popular Jack antenna ball
Jack in the Box restaurant in Willits, California
Jack in the Box restaurant in Willits, California

Originally, Jack was a clown-like character, but he was blown up in a 1980 commercial to give the chain a more mature appeal and look. Then-owner Ralston Purina (1968-1985) tried further to mature the restaurant's image, renaming it "Monterey Jack's" back in 1985, a disastrous move that lasted a short time and the Jack in the Box name was restored in 1986. He returned ("thanks to the miracle of plastic surgery," according to Jack) in his more serious, modern form in 1995. At the end of his first commercial back, he "blew up" the Board of Directors as retribution. In 1999, Foodmaker Inc., the corporate name of Jack in the Box, was renamed to fit its core brand. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 243 KB) Took Picture testing camera. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 243 KB) Took Picture testing camera. ... A typical Jack in the Box franchise restaurant, located in Carson, California. ... A typical Jack in the Box franchise restaurant, located in Carson, California. ... Willits is a city in Mendocino County, California, United States. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Ralston Purina was a major American corporation best known for its production and marketing of animal feeds. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... “Facial reconstruction” redirects here. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ...


During the height of the now-defunct XFL, one of the continuing ad series involved a fictitious professional American football team owned by Jack. The team, called the Carnivores, played against teams such as the Tofu Eaters and the Vegans. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Another ad circa 2000 involved a man washed up on a remote island with only a Jack in the Box antenna ball as company. The ad effectively mocked both the movie Cast Away and the TV show Survivor. An aspiring director claiming the agency had appropriated his idea for the ad had his lawsuit against the ad agency thrown out; in fact, his sample ad had appropriated the campaign's already existing character, logo, and ending images (the dropping of paper bags) without permission. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Castaway (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television show. ...


The Meaty Cheesy Boys, a mock boy band, were created during an ad campaign featuring an out-of-control advertising executive previously fired by Jack. The same ad exec featured in a spot where a medical doctor made exaggerated claims of the benefits of fast food -- that it would cure baldness, help trim extra pounds, and remove wrinkles. Jack asks the ad exec incredulously, "Where did you find this guy?" The ad exec responds proudly, "Tobacco company." The Meaty Cheesy Boys was a fictional boy band created to market Jack in the Boxs Ultimate Cheeseburger. ... A boy band is a type of pop group featuring three or more young male singers. ...


In April 2006, Jack in the Box launched an ad campaign called Bread is Back, taking a stab at the low carbohydrate diets of recent years. Also, the commercials aired in states far away from a Jack in the Box location. Low-carbohydrate diets or low carb diets, are food diet programs for weight loss and dietary health that advocate restricted carbohydrate consumption, based on research that ties carbohydrate consumption with increased blood insulin levels, and increased insulin with obesity. ...


Because of its extensive dollar menu and late night hours, Jack in the Box is considered in some circles to be a restaurant frequented by marijuana smokers or "stoners". In 2006, Jack in the Box took use of this perception creating a commercial featuring a typical stoner who is indecisive about ordering. When faced with a decision, the Jack in the Box figurine in his car tells him to "stick to the classics" and order 30 tacos implying that he has the "munchies".[2] This ad later stirred up controversy among a San Diego teen group who claimed that the ad was irresponsible showing a teenager who was under the influence of drugs. To protest, they presented the company with 2000 postcards protesting the ad, despite the fact that it had not aired since the beginning of the previous month. A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... The jam band Phish is often seen as a staple of stoner culture. ... Munchies are a brand of potato chips introduced in 2003 by the Frito-Lay company. ...


A subsequent ad touting the chain's milk shakes aired circa 2003 and was shot in the stilted style of a 1970s-era anti-drug spot, urging kids to "say no to fake shakes" and featured "Larry The Crime Donkey," a parody of McGruff the Crime Dog. McGruff the Crime Dog McGruff the Crime Dog is an anthropomorphic cartoon bloodhound created for the National Crime Prevention Council for use by American police in building crime awareness among children. ...


In 2007, Jack in the Box began a commercial campaign for their new 100% sirloin beef hamburgers, implying that they were of higher quality than the Angus beef used by Carl's Jr., Hardee's, Wendy's, and Burger King. That May, CKE Restaurants, Inc., the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, filed a lawsuit against Jack in the Box, Inc. CKE claimed, among other things, that the commercials tried to give the impression that Carl's Jr./Hardee's Angus beef hamburgers contained cow anuses by having an actor swirl his finger in the air in a circle while saying "Angus" in one commercial and having other people in the second commercial laugh when the word "Angus" was mentioned. They also attacked Jack in the Box's claim that sirloin, a cut found on all cattle, was of higher quality than Angus beef, which is a breed of cattle. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... High quality (prime) cut of meat that has been taken from the upper loin or lower ribs of a cow (beef). ... Angus cow Angus cattle are solid black cattle, although white may appear on the udder. ... A typical Carls Jr. ... Hardees is an American fast-food restaurant chain, located primarily on the Eastern half of the United States in Southern, Southeast and East Coast regions. ... Wendys is an international chain of fast food restaurants founded by Dave Thomas that sells primarily hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, french fries and beverages. ... Burger King (often abbreviated to BK) is a large international chain of fast food restaurants, predominantly selling burgers, french fries, soft drinks, desserts, and various sandwiches. ... CKE Restaurants, Inc. ... Female Human Anatomy Male Human Anatomy This article is about the bodily orifice. ...


Food safety

In 1993, Jack in the Box suffered a major crisis involving E. coli bacteria. Some people died and others became sick after eating undercooked patties contaminated with the bacteria at locations in the Seattle area and other parts of the Pacific Northwest. The chain was faced with several lawsuits, each of which was quickly settled. Due to the backlash reaction to the crisis, Jack in the Box closed every single location in Colorado by May 1996. A food-safety initiative was put into place, including a new mandate that Jack in the Box hamburgers be cooked well-done instead of rare, as was previously done.[citation needed] Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... E. coli redirects here. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... The Pacific Northwest from space The Pacific Northwest, abbreviated PNW, or PacNW is a region in the northwest of North America. ...


This incident was covered in Fast Food Nation. For the film, see Fast Food Nation (film). ...


New Markets

Jack in the Box is opening new locations in Metro Denver and Corpus Christi Texas. The first location of the new Colorado stores will be in Golden with a tentative opening date of October 2007. Other metro locations will follow in 2008. This will be the return of Jack in the Box to the Colorado market since early 1996.


The new locations are highlighted in http://www.meetjackbox.com


Jack in the box will be returning to Albuquerque NM as well, after 20 years out of the market, with stores to open later in 2008


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The company will also open stores in Midland/Odessa & Abilene/San Angelo Texas in 2008 as well.


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Trivia

A fictional Jack in the Box employee, named Lucille, gives the main character Joe, of the Frank Zappa album Joe's Garage, an "unpronounceable" sexually transmitted disease. Joes Garage: Acts I, II & III is a 1979 rock opera by Frank Zappa. ...


The familiar drive-thru clown head appears in the films Scavenger Hunt (1979) and My Fellow Americans (1996). A scavenger hunt is a game in which individuals or teams seek to find a number of specific items, or perform tasks, as given in a list. ... My Fellow Americans was a 1996 movie starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as feuding ex-presidents. ...


A "Septo" is the colloquial term for a big cheeseburger with six additional hamburger patties, for a total of seven patties. This burger is also known in some circles as the "half-cow" or the "last supper".


Jack in the Box signs are seen in the movie Total Recall, on the planet Mars. Total Recall is an American science fiction film released on June 1, 1990, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Ronald Shusett, Dan OBannon, Jon Povill and Gary Goldman. ...


In the movie Menace II Society, when Caine and Harold say they're going to Jack in the Box, O-Dog says derisively, "Y'all goin' To 'Jack in the Crack,' man." Menace II Society is the directorial debut of twin brothers Allen and Albert Hughes. ...


Jack in the Box also is in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm; star and co-creator Larry David describes the Jumbo Jack to Richard Lewis as "great." Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy series (though not in the traditional sitcom format) starring Seinfeld writer, co-creator, and executive producer Larry David as himself. ... Lawrence Gene Larry David (born July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York) is an Emmy-winning actor, writer, comedian, producer and film director. ... Richard Lewis may be Richard Lewis (baseball player) Richard Lewis (comedian) Richard Lewis (politician) Richard Lewis (tenor) Richard W. Lewis, literary critic and biographer This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


In a commercial, Jack is interviewing someone named Wendy. Then, mocking the "Where's the Beef?" catchphrase, he says, "Where's the Drive-Thru?" The picture sleeve of a Wheres the Beef single, recorded by Coyote McCloud and Clara Peller, based on her legendary advertisement Wheres the beef? is a catch phrase, which has, since its first usage, become a somewhat universal, all-purpose phrase questioning the substance of an idea, event...


An episode of The Fairly OddParents parodied a Jack in the Box drive-thru order as Voice in the Box, respresenting Vicky's voicebox. The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series about the adventures of a boy who has two fairy godparents. ... Vicky (Icky with a V) is the babysitter of Timmy Turner, the central character on animated series The Fairly OddParents. ...


A clip on eBaum's World (which was likely taken from another source) spoofed a Jack in the Box drive-thru called "Fry Day (out) Version 1.0" Jack's voice sounded a lot like Jack Nicholson and 2 people (a dog and a blacksheep) wanted to order fries, but Jack said "There ain't no freakin french fries". Another version is called "Fry Day (out) Version 1.2". eBaums World (subtitled Media for the masses) is a popular website based in Rochester, New York featuring entertainment media such as videos, Flash cartoons and web games. ... Nicholson as Wilbur Force in The Little Shop of Horrors (1960). ...


During the late 1990s, the editors of PC Gamer magazine would often espouse the greatness of Jack's Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger. This stopped around the same time as the decline of the Bucket Week ritual, which entailed eating nothing but buckets of KFC chicken for an entire week.


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