March 05, 2008 // Franchising.com // CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – In September, Jack in the Box® experienced a record-breaking opening week when it opened its first restaurant in Corpus Christi. Since then, the community has continued to show tremendous support for the quick-serve chain. Now, with a third restaurant opening tomorrow, Jack in the Box is planning to give back to the community that has given it so much.
On Wednesday, March 5, Jack in the Box will mark the opening of its third Corpus Christi location by donating 20 percent of opening-day sales to Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas, officially launching a partnership with the local mentoring organization. Proceeds from the event will help expand the agency's High School Bigs program, which matches high school "Bigs" with elementary school "Littles." Through The Jack in the Box Foundation, Jack in the Box sponsors a national Big Brothers Big Sisters' High School Bigs Mentoring program that operates in more than 20 communities throughout the U.S.
"The people of Corpus Christi have been very supportive of our move into the market and this is our way of saying thanks for the warm welcome," said Don Hinton, regional vice president for Jack in the Box. "Jack in the Box supports Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in many of the communities in which we operate, and we're very proud to carry on that tradition in Corpus Christi."
The new Jack in the Box restaurant, located at 10602 Hwy 37, will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5.
Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. BBBS of South Texas was established in San Antonio in 1978 and expanded into Corpus Christi in 2005. In 2005, the Corpus Christi program served 17 matches and grew to 78 matches in 2006 and in 2007 served over 151 total matches, a 724% growth in two years with a goal of serving 219 matches in 2008. The mission of BBBS of South Texas is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.bigmentor.org or call (361) 888-8500.
Created in 1998, The Jack in the Box Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization funded by donations from Jack in the Box Inc., its employees, franchisees, vendors and guests. The Foundation focuses the company's charitable giving in order to make a greater impact in Jack in the Box restaurant communities. The Foundation has contributed more than $3 million in financial and in-kind support to Big Brothers Big Sisters, its primary charitable partner since 1998. Jack in the Box restaurants is one of the nation's largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,100 restaurants in 18 states. For more information, visit www.jackinthebox.com.