Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., Dec. 9
Jack in the Box Is 5th Most Popular Fast Burger Joint
Research firm Technomic has put together a list of the top 15 fast food brands in America. The list has been presented by Business Insider. San Diego's Jack in the Box is 15th most popular fast food chain, and 5th most popular hamburger joint. But behold the numbers: Jack's sales were $3.01 billion last year; first place McDonald's sales were $34.2 billion. Jack has 2,221 locations and McDonald's 14,098. Fourth place Wendy's had $8.5 billion in sales and fifth place Burger King $8.4 billion. It's the competition that kept Jack's profit growth to a measly 1% last year, says Technomic.