It’s hot in Jacksonville – and we’re not just talking about the weather! From beautiful beaches to a vibrant arts and culinary scene, Jacksonville has something for everyone. Jobs are abundant, and the cost of living is lower than the national average. The sun seems to shine everywhere you look in Jacksonville! If you enjoy working remotely and with a flexible schedule, basking in the sun a little longer just got easier with BirthdayPak franchise ownership in thriving Jacksonville, Florida.
First, Let’s Talk About the Food in Jacksonville
At BirthdayPak, it’s mostly about the food. Why? Because BirthdayPak helps women celebrate their birthdays by sending valuable gift cards to restaurants and other high-end retailers. BirthdayPak selects markets with growth potential, and they must check the box as a great foodie city.
Jacksonville is a foodie’s paradise! While it has been overlooked, Jacksonville earned recent recognition from Foodandwine.com in an article entitled “We Can’t Believe How Cool Jacksonville Is Being Right Now,” Forbes listed it as one of five “Surprising Foodie Cities to Visit Right Now” and the rising restaurant scene is at the top of Fodor’s “9 Reasons to Visit Jacksonville, Florida”. Jacksonville is described as “a melting pot of cultures and tastes” from everything from casual elegance to classic southern comfort. Nationally and internationally trained chefs are bringing new, interesting flavors to menus. Sustainability is frequently a focus with use of seasonal ingredients, and there is a rise of farm to table restaurants.
Jacksonville: America’s Largest City, and It Keeps Growing
Here’s an interesting fact about Jacksonville: It’s the largest city by land mass in the lower 48 states. And it’s the most populous city in Florida and the southeast with over 900,000 people in 2017. Florida is the third most populous state and comes in second for growth just behind Texas. Over the next five years, Jacksonville is expected to outpace the state and country in terms of growth and see the population grow by 1.9%.
How does this growth translate to the restaurant industry? As of 2016, there were 40,000 restaurants in Florida and sales were projected at $41.7 billion in 2017. Restaurants and food service jobs account for 12% of the state’s employment and is expected to grow by 15.4% by 2028.
Jacksonville, Florida: Enormous Potential for a BirthdayPak Franchise Owner
Where will your career path take you next? If you’re tired of a 9-5 office job, want to be an entrepreneur and desire more work-life balance, BirthdayPak could be a good fit. We can help get you to franchise ownership in Jacksonville, a beautiful and thriving city, or any of our available markets. If this opportunity sounds right for you, register for an upcoming webinar or call 1-888-208-0083.