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Neighbors sue over Jack in the Box drive-thru

SAN DIEGO – A controversial Jack in the Box recently reopened in North Park, after a back-and-forth in City Hall involving former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and interim Mayor Todd Gloria.

All SoundAs his last order of business, Filner ordered the fast food restaurant to halt construction on a major remodeling project. He agreed with neighbors that a drive-thru addition should not have been part of the plans.

But when Gloria became interim mayor, he made it his first order of business to reverse Filner’s order. Although he also opposed the drive-thru, he did not want the city to face a lawsuit from Jack in the Box.

Instead, residents have filed a lawsuit, arguing that zoning has changed, and the city should have stopped the drive-thru.

Jack in the Box released a statement about the North Park location:

“We’re pleased that, despite the administrative choke hold applied by our former mayor, our restaurant in North Park has re-opened and is once again serving the local community as it has done for more than 52 years. There’s been a lot of misinformation about this project shared with the media, but the fact is that Jack in the Box followed the City’s protocol for obtaining a permit to remodel the restaurant and City inspectors closely followed every step of construction.”

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7 Comments to “Neighbors sue over Jack in the Box drive-thru”

    jae said:
    September 17, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Incredible! This JIB has been at this location for 52 fricken years and NOW the neighbors are complaining? Its probably older than most of the neighbors that are complaining about it. I say to them just shut up and eat your breakfast jack………………

    guest said:
    September 17, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    right on jae…i can recall as a young teen, when this JIB was a modest lil place, w/ outdoor sitting. and offer fried shrimp too! the bluefoot bar was a dive bar w/ a curtain over the door; one or twoo doors up 30th was a TV repair shop were my Dad would work on wkends…making a lil xtra cash for the family. He'd drop me off at SD Zoo, then pick me up later around 4p or so… how cool was that!

    Mike said:
    September 17, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    I Agree, I worked here for 2 years when I was in high school back in the early 70's. I remember going through the drive through when I was a kid and getting the fried shrimp. I remember the manager sending me into the dive bar, now Blue Foot, to get a pack of cigarettes out of the machine in the bar ($.50). I agree, that this is a bunch of nimbys that are new to the area. When I worked there the family that lived in the house right on the otherside of the fence from the drive-thru would complain about the speaker when we started being open late and they lowered the volume for them.

    Fred said:
    September 17, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Gloria must have put on his big boy pants for this one too.

    I wonder who or what he is groping??? LOL

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