Jack in the Box is making its Chicago comeback after four decades!

Each one of the eight new locations will be open 24 hours a day.

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan
Senior National News Editor
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Popular fast-food chain Jack in the Box is ready to make its return to Chicago.

Yesterday, the company announced plans to open eight new destinations all across Chicagoland in 2025. They will be the first Jack in the Box restaurants in town in 44 years. Burgers, tacos and milkshakes for all!

NBC Chicago reports that the restaurants will be located in Chicago, Countryside, Tinley Park, New Lenox, Plainfield, Naperville, Carol Stream and Lake in the Hills.

According to an official press release, the expansion "will include traditional freestanding restaurants, end-caps with drive-thru, conversation of existing buildings and dark kitchens."

Clearly, the company is betting big on Chicago: each location will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. What's more, the company has identified a total of 125 potential "trade area opportunities" for future franchise development.

Founded back in 1951 in San Diego, Jack in the Box quickly became a popular fast food chain, thoroughly expanding across the nation throughout the years. Starting in the 1960s, the company operated in the Chicago area, but shuttered all local restaurants during the 1980s, making this a pretty exciting comeback.

It's perhaps not the first response that Chicagoans think of when listing the businesses they wish they could bring back from the dead, but the return of Jack in the Box is sure to thrill at least some locals. After all, the power of nostalgia is strong—as is the allure of burgers and milkshakes at 4am.

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