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Patty Box is Jack's mother. She and Jack's father had a cattle ranch in Colorado, where Jack was born,[1].

A red-haired woman is briefly glimpsed during a home movie of a young Jack grilling his first Jumbo Jack; presumably this is Patty.[2]

When Jack and his family stayed with his parents, Patty and her husband expected Jack to bring them breakfast from Jack in the Box despite the nearest location being a hundred miles away. When he protested, Patty countered with, "Did I ever tell you how difficult your birth was?"[3]

Despite being the mother of a wealthy CEO, Patty still clips coupons, saying "it all adds up."[4]

Jack's parents still have an active sex life. During one of Jack's visits, Jack's father enters the room and asks Patty to call a doctor because "it's been more than four hours," alluding to an advisory from many Viagra commercials.[4]

A younger version of Patty appears washing dishes during a flashback to Jack's teen years.[5]


  • First Jumbo Jack (c. 1995)
  • Breakfast with the Boxes (2000)
  • Jack Visits (2010)
  • Teen Jack (c. 2010)



  1. MySpace profile (archived version)
  2. First Jumbo Jack (c. 1995)
  3. Breakfast with the Boxes (2000)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jack Visits (2010)
  5. Teen Jack (c. 2010)