Fraternal spirit at Jack's Family Restaurants

Fraternal spirit at Jack's Family Restaurants

Regional quick-service magnate LaRussa strives for camaraderie throughout business

Benny M. LaRussa Sr., owner and chief executive of Jack’s Family Restaurants, chuckles when asked about growing competition among burger players. 

During Jack’s 52-year history, the Birmingham, Ala.-based quick-service chain has persevered despite the invasion of its Southeast home turf by such burger brands as McDonald’s; Sonic, America’s Drive-In; Hardee’s; Wendy’s; Krystal; Whataburger; Rally’s Hamburgers; Red Robin Gourmet Burgers; and B

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