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Jack in the Box (NASDAQ JACK) is an American fast-food restaurant founded by Robert O. Peterson in 1951 in San Diego, California, where it is still headquartered today. In total, the chain has 2,200 locations, primarily serving the West Coast of the United States. California is the state with the greatest number of outlets (927), followed by Texas (611), Arizona (177), Washington (143), Nevada (77), and the bi-state St. Louis metropolitan area (72, between Missouri and Illinois). Since 2000, the company has also opened outlets in North Carolina and other Southern states. The company also operates the Qdoba Mexican Grill chain. Jack in the Box competes primarily with other major national fast-food chains such as McDonalds, Yum! Brands (Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and AW), and Wendys. Food items include the Jumbo Jack, Potato Wedges, and Ultimate Cheeseburger. Jack in the Box also offers an American version of ethnic cuisine – such as egg rolls and tacos, along with breakfast burritos. New items come in on a rotation every three to four months, including the Philly Cheesesteak and the deli style pannidos (deli trio, ham turkey, zesty turkey) which were replaced by Jacks ciabatta burger and included the original ciabatta burger and the bacon n cheese ciabatta. Jack in the Box also carries seasonal items such as pumpkin pie shakes, Oreo mint shakes, and eggnog shakes during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. In locations in Hawaii, local delicacies are a regular part of the menu. They include the Paniolo Breakfast (Portuguese sausage, eggs, and rice platter) and teriyaki chicken and rice bowl. In the Southern United States, the company offers biscuits and sweet tea. In the spring of 2007 Jack in the Box also introduced its sirloin burger and followed this up with recently the sirloin steak melt. Its more recent foray into the deli market was the less-popular Ultimate Club Sandwich which was initially removed in Arizona due to poor sales and has since been phased out at all locations. Most Jack in the Box locations are freestanding, while some may be attached to a filling station service center or at a shopping mall and center. Most Jack in the Box locations serve the entire menu, including breakfast, during all operational hours, and many Jack in the Box locations are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.