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Jack in the Box coming to Pahrump

The Pahrump Valley is set to have one more nationally familiar food option in the near future as fast food chain Jack in the Box is set to come to town.

The fast food establishment is planned to be located at 640 S. Highway 160, which is located between China Wok Buffet and Tire Works, across from the Taco Bell.

An investment group named Trio Desert Investments, LLC, who purchased the one acre of land in January 2016 for $600,000 according to Nye County Assessor’s records, owns eight Jack in the Box restaurants in Clark County. The acre of land was originally two half-acre plots, which were joined together when Trio Desert Investments bought the land.

With Jack in the Box’s pending opening some time this year, it will mark the first fast food restaurant to open its doors in Pahrump since Carl’s Jr. did so in March of 2010. It will mark the second opening of a nationally known brand in town since Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opened in 2016.

The Jack in the Box, which is still in the planning phase, is looking to hire a general manager for the establishment. Interested parties are asked to email lvjackrocks@outlook.com. Interviews for the position, which will be in charge of hiring the rest of the work crew, were slated to begin this week.

Known for their spokesperson, Jack, the oversized clown head who appears in their commercials, Jack in the Box first opened in 1951. Jack in the Box now has 2,250 company and franchised locations in 21 states and Guam.

The fast food giant is credited as being the first hamburger chain to expand on the concept of drive-thru dining, according to their website.

The company also claims to be the first fast food restaurant to offer a breakfast sandwich (1969) and to offer the first take-home salad (1982).

Jack in the Box will mark the eighth nationally-known fast food franchise located in Pahrump, joining Subway, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Panda Express, Carl’s Jr. and Sonic.

Contact reporter Mick Akers at makers@pvtimes.com. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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