Early Tuesday afternoon Spokesman Brian Luscomb said, “Closing a restaurant is the last thing we want to see. It is regrettable. We apologize that we had to take that action.”
Luscomb said the Lubbock franchisee was “non-compliant with the terms of his franchise for quite some time.”
When asked if this was maybe a financial issue or a food safety issue, Luscomb said, “I can’t discuss the details of the breach.”
One of the locations, in the 5100 block of 98th Street, was cited for one critical safety violation in February of 2013 and several critical violations in October of 2013. The location at 5200 4th Street was cited for multiple critical violations in November of 2013. The location at Mac Davis Lane and University Avenue was cited for several critical violations in February of this year.
At times Lubbock’s Jack in the Box locations have also scored perfect inspections from the City of Lubbock Health Department.
Luscomb said “down the road” Jack in the Box might reopen in Lubbock.
Jack in the Box opened a location at 50th and Quaker Avenue in December of 2010.
Someone did answer the phone at three of the four locations Tuesday as EverythingLubbock.com tried to reach out to the local ownership for comment. However, attempts to reach the franchisee, MO-Jack, on Tuesday afternoon were not successful and a message was left for a district manager.