Overview. Jack in the Box Inc., based in San Diego, California, operates and
franchises 2,866 Jack in the Box� quick-service restaurants (�QSR�) and Qdoba
Mexican Grill� fast-casual restaurants. References to the Company throughout
this Annual Report on Form 10-K are made using the first person notations of
�we,� �us� and �our.�
Jack in the Box. The first Jack in the Box restaurant opened in 1951. Jack in
the Box is one of the nation�s largest hamburger chains and, based on number of
restaurants, is the second or third largest QSR hamburger chain in each of our
top 10 major markets, which comprise approximately 70% of the total system. As
of the end of our fiscal year on September 29, 2013, the Jack in the Box system
included 2,251 restaurants in 21 states, of which 465 were company-operated and
1,786 were franchise-operated.
Qdoba Mexican Grill.