Original Jack in the Box sites

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Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

Post by Brian Lutz » 02 Feb 2009 05:51

javelin wrote:I thought I'd look at the Wikipedia page on JITB after that weird commercial during the Super Bowl.

Apparently in the 80's after getting rid of the "clown", the company changed some of its stores to "Monterey Jack's". I don't remember that here in CA. It didn't work out well and they changed them back by 1986. That's all I can find about it.
I know they did that in the Albuquerque market (I don't think there were more than about 2-3 stores there at the time. The notorious "exploding clown" commercial played on the local TV station when they did it.)
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Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

Post by shane » 02 Feb 2009 20:10

Lancaster has a rather old Jack In The Box with boxy style architecture. My grandfather used to eat there back in late sixties and early seventies. Suposedly this restaurant had salad bar back in the eighties. This location is near 10th st. and AVE K.
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Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

Post by runchadrun » 04 Feb 2009 11:28

javelin wrote:Apparently in the 80's after getting rid of the "clown", the company changed some of its stores to "Monterey Jack's". I don't remember that here in CA. It didn't work out well and they changed them back by 1986. That's all I can find about it.
Monterey Jack's was test marketed with 39 stores in New Mexico, Texas, and Seattle when Foodmaker was owned by Ralston Purina. When Foodmaker went private they dropped the idea and changed them back to JITB.

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Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

Post by J-Man » 05 Feb 2009 01:55

The location on Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette, CA (Contra Costa Co.) was definitely there in the late '60s. It (along with Taco Bell) was our 'go to" fast food place when I was in high school back then. (There were no McDonald's, Wendy's or BKs around in those days.) I'm sure the building has been remodeled numerous times since then, but I'm pretty sure it's in exactly the same location. Anyone remember Jack Cola and Jack's Secret Sauce?

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Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

Post by Brian Lutz » 05 Feb 2009 03:31

Speaking of the exploding clown, here's the commercial (which appears to be from 1980, although I think they used portions of it in 1985 when they did the Monterey Jack's switchover:)

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It was the clown, of course, that had the last laugh.

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And as long as we're on the subject, there's a 1972 ad on Youtube as well touting their drive-thru (oddly enough, the 1971 location in Bellevue I discussed earlier in the thread doesn't have a drive-thru on it, as I found out when I visited today.)

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Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

Post by TenPoundHammer » 09 Feb 2009 14:58

Found one on Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. No idea what it is now.

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Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

Post by Dean » 10 Mar 2009 01:23

Dean wrote: I recall another...on Whittier Boulevard in La Habra CA. It is currently a doughnut shop.
Site is currently vacant.

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Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

Post by nysw3636 » 29 Aug 2010 16:43

I'm new to this forum, but thought I'd add a bit here. There's a former Jack in the Box in New Paltz,NY that is still standing today. It was a mountain sport shop for some time and is turning into a Hookah Shop. I'll get a picture if you are interested.

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Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

Post by Transit Road » 30 Aug 2010 01:12

I'm new to this forum, but thought I'd add a bit here. There's a former Jack in the Box in New Paltz,NY that is still standing today. It was a mountain sport shop for some time and is turning into a Hookah Shop. I'll get a picture if you are interested.
There was a Jack in the Box location in Vails Gate, NY located on NY 32 across from the Shop Rite supermarket. I wonder if it still standing?

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Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

Post by Bearhawke » 04 Oct 2010 22:52

I remember my first Jack on Rte 7 at the extreme S end of Arlington @ the Alexandra line from the 1970's and it was not new back then. I want to say it was close to where George Mason Dr ended. This was in the Wash DC area.
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Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

Post by luckysaver » 26 Dec 2010 19:31

There is a vacant red-and-black Jack's location in Oceanside CA on Mission Ave east of I-5.

Many red-and-black units still exist in Southern California today such as Covina (Grand Ave/Covina Blvd), West Covina (Amar/Azusa), and Rowland Heights (Colima/Nogales).

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Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

Post by Dean » 30 Jun 2011 09:14

Huntington Beach CA
Pacific Coast Highway @ First
Former site is now a Dairy Queen.

Driving along PCH from HB to Long Beach...there are at least Jack's! They truly exploded in the area during the late 60s!

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