LAS VEGAS - March 12, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) -The National Jack in the Box Franchise Association today announced the completion of its annual meeting on February 7, 2014 in Las Vegas. The meeting included 86 of the organization’s members who together own 1295 of Jack in the Box’s more than 2,000 locations.
The conference featured several presenters including Economist Todd Jones who spoke on the restaurant industry, keynote speaker Krish Dhanam who highlighted the role of appreciation and opportunity and EVP Mark Blankenship from Jack in the Box offering a strategic outlook for the company. Other presenters spoke on healthcare reform and restaurant cost comparatives by region.
"The annual meeting brings franchise owners together and gives them an opportunity to speak with peers about everything from best practices in operations to local marketing initiatives and concerns," said Anil Yadav, Chairman of the National Franchise Association Board of Directors. "In a difficult economic climate, it is more important than ever to learn from each other to build the Jack in the Box brand. The meeting was a great success and we are already planning events for next year."
The agenda for the meeting included new business discussions, the 2014 Conference, the Chairperson’s Report and a question and answer session at the conclusion. The annual meeting for the National Franchise Association celebrated the accomplishments of 2013, as well as encouraged the goals set for 2014.
The National Jack in the Box Franchise Association (JIB-NFA) is comprised of franchise owners in the Jack in the Box system. Its board of directors consists of 15 franchise owners with a combined ownership experience of 163 years.
Any franchise owner in the Jack in the Box system may join the JIB-NFA. Currently the association represents 100 franchise owners with more than 1,711 restaurants. The association was formed in 1995, and its mission is to provide a pathway for franchise owners to offer ground level input to Jack in the Box Inc. on initiatives and issues to benefit both franchise owners and the corporation. It is the organization’s stated intent to have a seat at the table as a partner with Jack in the Box Inc. and to have a role in major decisions that affect franchise owners.
Coltrin & Associates
For The National Jack in the Box Franchise Association