Seattle group purchases Jack in the Box franchises in Guam, Hawaii
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Seattle-based Jack in the Box franchise operator PARS Group LLC has acquired the franchise for Jack in the Box restaurants in Guam and Hawaiʻi from Blue Pacific Management. The acquisition marks PARS Group’s entry into the Guam and Hawaiʻi markets.
“We’re pleased that a strong franchise operator of the Jack in the Box brand will continue the excellent work Blue Pacific Management has done over the years to build our brand in Guam and Hawaiʻi and make it part of the local communities,” said Tim Linderman, SVP Chief Development Officer of Jack in the Box Inc.
PARS will continue to operate the 28 Jack in the Box restaurants in Hawaiʻi and two in Guam, with local favorites such as the Portuguese Sausage & Egg with Rice breakfast platter remaining on the menu.
PARS will keep in place all the current Jack in the Box employees, which numbers about 800 people combined in Guam and Hawaii and is currently seeking new applicants across all locations. The newest Jack in the Box location opened along Marine Corpo Drive in Tamuning in August.
PARS is also expanding the Jack in the Box presence in the islands in the near future with a new Ala Moana, Hawaii location opening in early 2023. PARS will also continue Jack in the Box Hawaiʻi’s support for University of Hawaiʻi Athletics.
“Jack in the Box’s involvement in the local community was one of the things that really attracted us to this opportunity, and we look forward to building upon those relationships,” said Paul Urbina, co-founder of PARS Group LLC. “We are very excited to become a part of the Guam community and share the Hafa Adai spirit.”
Blue Pacific Management acquired the Hawaii Jack in the Box stores from Jack in the Box Inc. in 2006. The company continues to own and operate the Jamba Juice franchise in Hawaiʻi, which has 28 locations on Oʻahu, Maui, Hawaiʻi Island, and Kauaʻi.