In July 1979 Ralston-Purina closed or sold all 279 Jack in the Box locations in the South East, 1/4 of units in operation at the time. In addition, all Florida locations in Bradenton, Orlando, St. Peterburg, Sanford, Tallahassee & Tampa were gone by the end of 1980.
After over 40 years, I’m ecstatic that its official Jack in the Box is re-opening in Florida, Orlando, to be exact! The number of restaurants and where and when the revival begins have not yet been revealed.
Jack in the Box is known for its all-day breakfast menu, 2 for 99-cents tacos, and my favorite, the Sourdough Jack.
The Sourdough Jack burger comes with bacon, tomato, Swiss-style (?) cheese, mayo, and ketchup on toasted sourdough bread. I can already see myself enjoying one while driving around Orlando; I can’t wait!