Foodmaker, Inc., is the operator and franchisor of Jack in the Box restaurants, the fifth-largest fast-food hamburger chain in the United States. Jack in the Box had evolved from a car hop restaurant opened in 1941 as Topsy's Drive-In. Over the next several years, as the drive-in restaurant concept began to enjoy increasing popularity, Topsy's Drive-In was expanded to four locations and renamed Oscar's, then renamed Jack in the Box in 1950, when its first drive-through unit was opened in San Diego. The chain expanded to 24 units by 1961 and to 182 units by 1966, the year that Foodmaker, Inc., was established.
Best Burgers in the Business
For the second straight year, Five Guys Burgers and Fries and In-N-Out Burger were named the No. 1 and No. 2 favorite quick-service burger chains in Market Force Information’s survey of American consumers.
Market Force polled 7,600 people in August, asking them to identify their favorite restaurant chains in six categories from among dozens of choices. In the company's first released report, focusing on the hamburger category, Five Guys and In-N-Out were the top two finishers by percentage of respondents saying the chains were their favorite, indexed by system size — the same finish as last year’s survey for all quick-service chains.
Here are the top nine burger chains ranked by Food Quality and Taste
1. Five Guys
8. Steak n Shake
9. Jack in the Box