The fast-food chain Jack in the Box is expanding into northern Utah later this year.
Construction is underway for a Jack in the Box restaurant at 61 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City — in a building that once housed a Burger King. Banners on the fence surrounding the construction site say “New Box Coming Soon!”
Fox 13 reported the location will open sometime in June, and the restaurant website Gastronomic SLC reported that job listings have already been posted.
Fox 13 reported another Jack in the Box location is in the works in Layton; the Ogden Standard-Examiner, reporting in November, said the location is at the northeast corner of Antelope Drive and Main Street. The Layton restaurant, which will include a drive-thru, is slated for a 2023 opening.
The Standard-Examiner also reported another Jack in the Box location being planned at Harrison Boulevard and 4800 South in Ogden, near the Weber State University campus.
Logan also will be getting a Jack in the Box location, at 1200 South and U.S. Highway 89/91, the Herald-Journal reported in February.
Also, Fox 13 reported a real-estate company is working on Jack in the Box locations in Saratoga Springs and South Jordan.
According to Jack in the Box’s corporate website, the California-based chain is pitching franchise opportunities around northern Utah — particularly in the Salt Lake City, Logan, Ogden-Clearfield and Provo-Orem metro areas.
The chain operates more than 2,000 restaurants in 21 states, mostly on the West coast. It has three restaurants in southern Utah — in Cedar City, St. George and Washington.
Jack in the Box is primarily known as a burger restaurant, though it’s also known for chicken, and “tiny tacos.” It’s also known for its breakfasts, including its breakfast burrito, and a late-night menu featuring something called “Jack’s Munchie Meal.”
Editor’s note • Both Fox 13 and Gastronomic SLC are partners in content-sharing agreements with The Salt Lake Tribune. The Standard-Examiner and Herald-Journal are members, along with The Tribune, of the Utah News Collaborative.