World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Jack's

Article Id: WHEBN0006213029
Reproduction Date:

Title: Jack's  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Jefferson County, Alabama, Jacks, Milo's Hamburgers, Fast-food franchises, List of restaurant chains in the United States
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Jack's

Jack's Family Restaurants, Inc.
Restaurant
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
Website eatatjacks.com

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.

Contents

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

History

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

References

External links

  • Jack's official website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.