As CEO and president of Marlu Investment Group, Tony Lutfi has his hands more than full with a large quick-serve empire; his company operates 21 Jack in the Box, 47 Church’s Chicken, 53 Arby’s, five Little Caesars Pizza, and five Sizzler units. Most recently, Lutfi’s company acquired all five Captain D’s units in the Kansas City area.
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In 2013, Jack in the Box introduced Jack’s Munchie Meal. Thursday, Jack in the Box announced it is revamping its menu with a new line-up of items and introducing a new instant-win game—Jack’s Munchie Peel.
Jack in the Box is launching three new breakfast items: the Meat Lovers and Grande Sausage Breakfast Burritos, as well as Jack’s new and exclusive Croissant Donuts.
Jack in the Box unveiled two new Ultimate Cheeseburger flavors, BBQ and Jalapeño Ranch, and is heating up summer nights with a new addition to Jack’s Munchie Meal, the Hella-peño Burger.
The new Jalapeño Ranch Ultimate Cheeseburger is stacked with two beef patties, American cheese, Swiss-style cheese, sliced jalapeños, and ranch sauce. The new BBQ Ultimate Cheeseburger features two beef patties, American cheese, Swiss-style cheese, barbeque sauce, and caramelized onions.
Jack in the Box launched two new Monster Taco flavors: Bacon Ranch and Nacho.
The Bacon Ranch Monster Taco features Jack’s original Monster Taco, including shredded lettuce, and is then topped with cool ranch sauce and hickory smoked bacon. The Nacho Monster Taco features nacho cheese sauce and jalapeños.
Jack in the Box announced the launch of its Bacon Insider burger featuring a beef patty with bacon pieces mixed right in, sandwiched between six half slices of hickory-smoked bacon and topped with a bacon mayo sauce. Served on Jack in the Box’s new brioche bun, the burger also has lettuce, tomato, and American cheese.
The new Bacon Insider is the star of the chain’s new commercial, created by Secret Weapon Marketing and debuting in regional ads starting Sunday, February 2, 2014, during the Super Bowl.
The women of foodservice are a savvy, confident, and—perhaps most importantly—growing group. They’ve fought their way to the top, led entire brands at young ages, chaired restaurant associations and organizations, and in some cases been the first female executive at their organization.
As the restaurant industry adapts to smartphones and other mobile technology to meet the needs of on-the-go consumers, one company is making it easier to digitally wade through endless dining options with nutrition and health at top of mind.
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Jack in the Box Inc. announced the promotions of three executives: Mark H. Blankenship, Ph.D., to executive vice president and chief people, culture and corporate strategy officer; Paul D. Melancon to senior vice president of finance, controller and treasurer; and Keith Guilbault to senior vice president and chief marketing officer.
Jack in the Box is catering to a new group of nine-to-five consumers: those looking for good eats between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.