As of Jul 9, 2017, the company operated 340 and franchised 1,915 Jack in the Box restaurants in 21 states, and operated 381 and franchised 339 Qdoba restaurants in 47 states and Canada.

During fiscal 2016, the company opened 16 and closed 10 Jack in the Box restaurants systemwide, and opened 53 while closing 15 Qdoba restaurants systemwide. In the first quarter of fiscal 2017, the company opened 9 and closed 3 Jack in the Box restaurants systemwide and opened 17 and closed 4 Qdoba restaurants, systemwide. By the end of fiscal 2016, the company expects to have opened 20 to 25 new Jack in the Box restaurants systemwide, and 60 to 70 new Qdoba restaurants, 40 of which will be company locations.

At year-end, the company owned the building and the land for 226 locations (182 of which were leased to franchisees), owned the building on leased land at 641 locations (506 of which were leased to franchisees), and leased the land and the building for 1,529 locations (924 of which were leased to franchisees). The remaining 558 locations were directly owned or leased by franchisees. Restaurant leases generally provide for fixed rental payments (with cost-of-living index adjustments) plus real estate taxes, insurance and other expenses, and approximately 15% of leases provide for contingent rental payments between 1% and 15% of gross sales once certain thresholds are met.

Jack in the Box restaurants have multiple prototypes ranging from 48 seats (2,462 square feet) to 82 seats (2,756 square feet), as well as non-traditional locations such as airports, college campuses, stadiums and military bases, which range from 700 to 1,500 square feet. Qdoba restaurants are typically situated in high visibility end-cap and freestanding locations and range between 2,200 and 2,400 square feet (seating capacity ranges from 60 to 80 persons).

Company-operated restaurants721784735741761863
Company-operated restaurant growth6.7%6.7%1.1%-2.6%-11.8%-1.3%
Franchised restaurants2,2542,1702,1752,1472,1052,014
Franchised restaurant growth3.3%-0.2%1.3%2.0%4.5%4.4%
Systemwide restaurants2,9752,9542,9102,8882,8662,877
Systemwide restaurant growth1.1%1.5%1.3%0.8%-0.4%2.6%
Avg restaurant gross sq ft2,6002,6002,6002,6002,6002,600
Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth-0.1%-0.1%-0.1%-0.1%0.0%-0.1%