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Friday, May 31, 2013


Jack in the Box at 30th and Upas closed yesterday but will return after a 10-week remodel
TEN WEEK PROJECT--Yesterday, Jack in the Box closed its 30th and Upas restaurant after being operational at that site since 1961.  A sign on the fenced in property alerted the public to the nearest Jack in the Box.

Of course, the closure begged the question: what’s going on?

Pillar to Post made a quick call to Jack in the Box spokesman Brian Luscomb provided an equally quick reply:

“Jack in the Box is in the process of remodeling that restaurant. Yesterday (May 28), we closed the restaurant in preparation for demolishing the interior next week. We expect construction will take approximately 10 weeks,” said Luscomb.

Rendering of 30th and Upas Jack in the Box.
Footprint and driveways remain the same.
North Park residents not in the local planning group loop will note, last year the San Diego Planning Commission denied the company’s application to build a new Jack in the Box restaurant at this location. “At that hearing, the Commission noted that we could proceed with remodeling the existing building, and in the months following that hearing we’ve worked with the City of San Diego on securing all of the necessary permits for the remodel,” said Luscomb.       

“Although we’re disappointed that we were unable to proceed with our plans to build a new restaurant and make other improvements to the property, we believe the remodeled restaurant will significantly enhance the property. The locations of the driveways are not changing. Nor is the location and size of the building – meaning we are not demolishing any of the exterior walls.
The 1961Jack in the Box closed May 28 for remodeling

“When the restaurant re-opens, the hours of operation will be the same, but the interior will be completely different. We’ll be installing our new kitchen, and the restaurant will include all-new furnishings and amenities, including ceramic tile floors, decorative pendant lighting, graphic wall hangings and a mix of seating styles,” said Luscomb.

About Jack in the Box Inc.
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), based in San Diego, is a restaurant company

that operates and franchises more than 2,200 Jack in the Box® restaurants in 21 states.

UPDATE: Work progress as of June 30, 2012

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