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Jack's Family Restaurants, Inc.
Industry Fast food
Founded 1960
Headquarters Homewood, Alabama, United States
Key people
Jack Caddell (founder)
Products Fast food (including hamburgers, fried chicken, french fries, soda, milkshakes, breakfast)
Parent Jack's Family Restaurants, Inc.
Slogan Go With It

Jack's (corporate headquarters: Homewood, Alabama), originally known as Jack's Hamburgers, also known as Jack's Family Restaurants, Inc. is a fast food restaurant chain with locations in several southeastern states. It was founded in November 1960 by Jack Caddell as a single walk-up stand in Homewood, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham.


  • History 1
  • Trademark design 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The original menu featured items such as fifteen-cent hamburgers and fries, twenty-cent shakes, and a twenty-cent "Fish-On-A-Bun." Jack's rapidly expanded and by the mid-1960s, there were at least nine locations in the Birmingham area and additional stores as far as Mississippi and South Carolina.

In the mid to late 1970s, Jack's was expanding into south Alabama and the Florida panhandle. In the 1980s many of these locations began to close, but at least one individual was having success with Jack's. Benny LaRussa, primarily involved in the grocery business, had purchased a single franchise in the 1960s. In 1979, LaRussa abandoned groceries and purchased a franchise territory of 13 Jack's stores. From then until 1988 he expanded his territory to 33 stores. Then, in 1989, LaRussa purchased the total franchise rights to the Jack's concept.

In 2006 there were approximately 76 Jack's locations across

See also


External links

  • Jack's official website
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