Jack in the Box (ticker: JACK, exchange: NASDAQ Global Market (.O))
News Release -
Jack in the Box Inc. Announces Intentions to Sell Quick Stuff®
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16, 2008 - Jack in the Box Inc. (NYSE: JBX) today announced that at a
regularly-scheduled meeting of its Board of Directors held in September, the Board approved plans
to sell the company's Quick Stuff® convenience stores. There are currently 61 Quick Stuff
locations, each built adjacent to a full-size Jack in the Box® restaurant and including a major-brand
fuel station. The company does not intend to sell the Jack in the Box restaurants adjoining these
Linda Lang, chairman and chief executive officer, said, "The Board
and management of Jack in the Box agreed that by selling Quick Stuff,
we can focus on maximizing the potential of our Jack in the Box and
Qdoba® brands. We appreciate the dedication of all of our Quick
Stuff associates, and will look to them to assist in a smooth
transition during this process."
The sale of Quick Stuff is not expected to have a material impact
on ongoing earnings. There can be no assurance that a transaction will
be consummated at a value acceptable to the company.
About Jack in the Box Inc.
Jack in the Box Inc. (NYSE: JBX), based in San Diego, is a
restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box®
restaurants, one of the nation's largest hamburger chains, with more
than 2,100 restaurants in 18 states. Additionally, through a wholly
owned subsidiary, the company operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican
Grill®, a leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 400
restaurants in 40 states. The company also operates a proprietary
chain of convenience stores called Quick Stuff®, with 61 locations,
each built adjacent to a full-size Jack in the Box restaurant and
including a major-brand fuel station. For more information, visit
Carol DiRaimo, (858) 571-2407
Brian Luscomb, (858) 571-2291
Source: Jack in the Box Inc.