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Jack in the Box

Financing

Here is how Jack in the Box is fighting labor and commodity inflation

The burger chain, which also operates Del Taco, said it is getting traction with efforts to improve profits and recruit and retain more workers, such as self-cleaning shake machines.

Technology

Jack in the Box will test robots to make fries, pour drinks

The chain is partnering with Miso Robotics to use Flippy and Sippy at one restaurant with the possibility for more.

Kelly Roddy, CEO of the multi-concept operator, said the deal would be announced in the next couple of weeks, and that both of the purchases would be better-for-you brands.

The two California-based fast-food chains completed their merger this week. Here’s a look at some of the changes that could come to the taco chain.

The quick-service burger chain shrunk last quarter. But it has more commitments for new units from franchisees than at any time in its history.

The burger chain, which made a surprising deal for the Mexican concept, is not exactly ruling out another acquisition down the line.

The burger chain is paying $12.51 per share for the Mexican fast food chain to get more scale and drive more unit growth.

The Bottom Line: The deal signals a shifting market in the restaurant business. But it also demonstrates why executives should reconsider overreacting to activist investors.

With sales hurt from a lack of workers, the burger chain is turning to a variety of strategies to keep workers, including automated shake machines and mobile applications.

The burger chain estimates that closing hours and problems getting products hurt same-store sales by 4% last quarter.

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