World's Oldest Jack in the Box?

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Postby nichols » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:31 am

Just found this 1962 Los Angeles Times ad with all the first stores near Los Angeles:
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Lincoln/Brookhurst, Anaheim
Los Angeles Street, Anaheim
Commonwealth/Nicholas, Fullerton
Manchester/Commonwealth, Buena Park
Brookhurst/Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove
Harbor/Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove
Chapman/Main, Orange
4th/Shelton, Santa Ana
Harbor/5th, Santa Ana
17th St., Santa Ana
Westminster/Olive, Westminster

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Postby nichols » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:41 am

Los Angeles Times
May 29, 1966
"Cheap Eating Business Turning Into Big Chain Business"


"...Another rapidly expanding chain is San Diego-headquartered Jack-in-the-Box. In the forefront of the cheap-hamburger explosion, this company has 192 units - 110 in the Los Angeles area, 32 in San Diego, 19 in Phoenix and 31 in Texas. Another 50 locations are in the works for 1966 and there are plans to go nationwide. It's a unique operation. The units are known as drive-throughs. The customer stops and gives his order into a microphone concealed inside a jester figure."

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Postby nichols » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:53 pm

Mark II store in San Diego currently being remodeled at Washington and Front Street.

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Postby nichols » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:31 pm

Jack's current stock certificate features one of those early dogleg stands!
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