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Jack in the Box Inc. Message Board

  • Schmattakid Schmattakid Jun 8, 1998 11:02 AM Flag

    FM Saturation?

    JBs are opening at a rate of 4-7 per week nationwide. That's on par with Starbucks, GAP et al. Revs look great going into summer. Why the stall?

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    • I believe within this calendar year, Foodmaker
      anticipates opening 100-110 units, with six to ten of those
      franchised. The remaining, as I understand, will be company
      owned and operated. MOST of these new store openings
      are within existing JB areas or bordering areas they
      have a nearby JB presence already. This allows them to
      benefit from the economies of their distribtuion and
      advertising. Parts of Oregon--Portland area, I believe,--is an
      example of a "new" area, allowing them to benefit from
      the fact they have JB locations on both sides in
      Washington and California.

      ***

      It would be a
      stockholder plus to have some ability and plans to grow in
      new areas like SBUX, wouldn't it. For growth in a
      burger company, take a look at Carl Karcher (NYSE: CKR)
      message boards and read about their expansion potential,
      co-branding successess both locally and nationally, and their
      chain rejuvination plans with the Carl's Jr. and
      Hardee's concepts.

      When visiting this board
      (especially if you're not familiar with the Carl's Jr.
      concept) start about 120 messages back at the beginning of
      May. It's been a busy board since the stock has
      corrected itself after Wall Street anticipations outpaced
      reality.

 
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