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Layton Jack in the Box plans edge ahead, more might be in the works

By Tim Vandenack - | Aug 28, 2023

Tim Vandenack, Standard-Examiner

The new Jack in the Box in Ogden, photographed Monday, Aug. 21, 2023.

LAYTON — Plans for another Jack in the Box in Davis County — part of the fast-food chain’s ongoing expansion  into Utah — edge ahead in Layton.

Following the opening of a Jack in the Box in Salt Lake City last June, the chain opened a drive-thru outlet in Ogden last week, generating long lines of autos. Another Jack in the Box is to open in Syracuse in September, according to the restaurant’s website, and now comes word that plans in Layton are moving forward. Logan is home to yet another proposed site.

Chad Wilkinson, head of the Layton Community and Economic Development Department, said staffers in his office are in the process of reviewing a permit to build a Jack in the Box at 2016 N. Main St. in Layton. That’s on the northeast corner of Main Street and Antelope Drive, adjacent to an El Pollo Loco chicken restaurant and a Take 5 Oil Change outlet.

The proposed drive-thru fast-food eatery in Layton is in a zone that allows such operations, Wilkinson said, and planning staffers will handle the building permit review, submitted July 5. “It’s just a regular building permit,” he said.

Wilkinson had no word on the timeline for the Layton plans, which Mountain West Commercial Real Estate revealed late last year. Reps from neither San Diego, California-based Jack in the Box nor Mountain West responded to Standard-Examiner queries seeking comment.

Salt Lake City, Ogden, Syracuse and Layton may not be the only new locations for Jack in the Box outlets in Utah, which was already home to stores in Washington, St. George and Cedar City in southern Utah. The Logan Planning Commission last January granted conditional approval to a design review permit sought by the agent pushing a proposed Jack in the Box in Logan. A Mountain West statement last March said other proposed sites in Utah include Kaysville, South Jordan, Orem, Provo and Pleasant Grove.

“Jack in the Box recognizes their brand is familiar to Utahns,” agent Adam Lewis said in a Mountain West statement. “This market is a mix of corporate and franchise locations; Jack in the Box will be constructing drive-thru only locations to complement their prototypical dine-in designs.”

Mountain West said it has been aiding Jack in the Box Inc. with its Utah expansion plans. Site drawings for the proposed Layton location show it sitting southeast of El Pollo Loco and Take 5 at the site at Main Street and Antelope Drive.


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