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 Back ...

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