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.
Hot Mess Burger
While the song, Hot Mess, may have only topped the charts for two weeks in 1989, it was the inspiration for his newest burger creation -- the Hot Mess Burger. The burger features a jumbo beef patty loaded with spicy jalapeños, onion rings, and gooey pepper jack cheese, all served on Jack’s classic Sourdough bread. Just like Jack’s days with his 80’s hair band Meat Riot, the burger is fiery and awesome.