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Jack in the Box announces purchase ofpopular West Coast chain Del Taco in$575 million deal<
Jordan Mendoza<
USA TODAY<
Published 12:32 p.m. ET Dec. 6, 2021<
Jack in the Box is buying Del Taco, the popular West Coast Mexican food chain, in a dealboth companies say is worth approximately $575 million, including existing debt.<
The nationwide burger chain announced on Monday the company will be paying $12.51 pershare in cash to acquire Del Taco.<
In recent decades, Jack in the Box has expanded nationwide, with over 2,200 locations in 21states, as well as Guam. Del Taco, known for its mix of primarily Mexican cuisine with someAmerican food options, can be found in 16 states, but there are only 600 locations. It is thesecond-largest Mexican fast-food chain behind Taco Bell.<
Jack in the Box said the deal will result in locations having similar menu offerings that giveguests options with a “unique variety, quality, innovation and value.” <
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Cumulative Case Analysis<
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Please review the USA Today, CNN and CNBC(video at end) articles on Canvas about Jack in the Box acquiring Del Taco and use that information to answer the following questions: (Your submission should be a minimum of 750 words, but should not exceed 3000 words.)<
1) What form or form(s) of strategy (e.g. intended, emergent, etc.) does the acquisition of Del Taco by Jack in the Box represent? What form does the sale of Qdoba represent? Explain.<
2) Complete a PESTEL analysis of the fast food industry. What are the most critical factors? Why?<
3) Use the five forces model to analyze competition in the fast food industry. What strategies are key companies pursuing? What does your analysis show? Which force is the strongest? Which is the weakest? Discuss in detail. <
4) Based on the articles provided, what business level strategy is Jack in the Box pursuing? Provide evidence from the articles to support your answer.<
5) What corporate strategy does the purchase of Del Taco represent for Jack in the Box? What corporate strategy does the sale of Qdoba represent. Explain.<
6) Using the BCG matrix to analyze the business units of Jack in the Box, how would you classify Qdoba? How would you classify Del Taco? Why?<
7) Do you think the acquisition of Del Taco is a good strategy for Jack in the Box? Why or why not?<
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