Going Cage-Free by 2025
Still a decade to go, but Jack in the Box committed to join the bandwagon of fast food companies that are currently going cage-free.
Jack in the Box executives made the announcement that they’ll be gradually switching to using 100% cage-free eggs during the next 10 years. This commitment included identifying practices and programs as well as implementing the same to maximize the humane treatment of animals.
The management of Jack in the box is hoping to have its major egg-supply go cage-free starting 2020. The program will be fully implemented by 2025. Jack in the Box says it has already informed egg suppliers of their timeline and expectations.
Cage-free eggs and organic products account for 10% of the total egg industry, and this is according to the recent stats from United Egg Producers. Likewise, expert chains such as Panera, McDonald’s and other set their lengthy timelines to account for a longer transition or period for egg producers will be able to change their operations.
“Presently, more or less 90 percent of all eggs that were produced in the United States come from caged hens. Implementing the new policy will, nevertheless, cause major overhauls of the American egg production, “says Matthew Prescott, the US Senior Food Policy Director.
Jack in the Box likewise reiterated its commitment to protect the welfare of pigs that are in line for the pork chain supply. When 2022 comes, Jack in the Box has already pledged that all its pork items will come from suppliers that provide the right building for their pregnant sows.
For these animals, staying in group environments is a lot better compared to remaining in a cramped gestation stall. The company didn’t cite particular figures. However, since announcing this goal, several major suppliers started working hard so as to convert their company-owned farms to a group house by 2018.
Menu Blitz on Jack in the Box’s Menu Plants this 2016
This fast food chain is planning to unleash the menu blitz in 2016. During this time, new limited offers will surely be tried. For establishments that want to compete with Jack in the box, the first thing that should be done is to encircle the end of January.
Changes are coming big and strong. Improved menu items will also be offered. Jack added a permanent burger lines and buttered Jack Burgers at the start of the New Year. Several upscale LTOs like Jalapeno Breakfast Burrito, Black Pepper Cheeseburger and Jack’s Blazing Chicken.
But you haven’t seen nothing yet. Chairman and CEO Len Comma told several analysts that in its Q2, the company will be launching its wave of revolutionized core-menus that are similar in scope with all menu improvements that were done on a piecemeal basis. Jack bought local advertisement time and it’s expected that this same thing will be happening during the February 2016 Super Bowl.
Jack Burger with Bacon and Swiss Butter
One of the top menu items nowadays is the crispy onion with buttery jack burger. Enjoy this particular recipe with your friends and family member. Jack Burger likewise tested the Double Jack Burger. Late-night recipes and breakfast are additions that you will most likely be enjoying this 2016.
“Clients of Jack in the Box clients are one in saying that they’ll be paying more for better or top quality food,” Comma said. This is actually good since this fast food store requires menu trade ups so as to bolster their same-store sales or profits.
For the 4th quarter, several company-owned stores started posting a 4.1% gain in computer sales (with franchise stores of up 6.9%), 2.6% percent came from mix shift to higher-price items and 2.4% came from pricing, thus offsetting a decrease of 0.9% in every transactions.
Len Comma said that drop in traffic was due to the move away from strict discounting during the quarter. This fast food restaurant will be more cautious when it comes to taking prices in 2016. However, remember that improvement in the food would also mean higher pricing power on the part of the buyer.
Jack in the Box is closely watching the CPI or consumer price index in order to guarantee that the company will not be moving faster compared to the pace the supermarket is moving. But, the most recent CPI has shown that during the recent 12-month period, food at home costs are up by 0.7%.
Another important thing that is being considered by this fast food chain is what the market can bear in terms of pricing. Len Comma was honest enough to state that when the size of McDonald’s would be offered for breakfast this will have an impact on the industry in its entirety.
Remember that fast food wars have broken out and it is important for any fast food chain to ensure its hold on any segment of the market.