Jack in the Box revives plan for 16th & Meridian location

Jack in the BoxThe fast-food chain Jack in the Box has applied for zoning approval to build a new restaurant near 16th and Meridian streets, just south of CVS. The San Diego-based chain first considered the site in 2009, but the company instead put expansion plans on hold. The chain revived the plans earlier this year and now is working with city planners and neighborhood groups. The first local Jack in the Box is planned for the south side. It will sit at the northwest corner of U.S. 31 and County Line Road, in front of a center with Toys "R" Us and T.J. Maxx. The chain, which hopes to open at least 10 local restaurants, has more than 2,000 locations in 18 states, primarily in the West. Jack in the Box also owns and operates Qdoba Mexican Grill, which has 26 locations in the Hoosier state.

UPDATE: Jack in the Box also wants to open a location along 82nd Street next door to a Lifestyle Family Fitness and across the street from the Rivers Edge shopping center, but the chain is facing resistance from a nearby homeowner's association.

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