SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 16, 2008--Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) today announced the addition of
David L. Goebel to the company's board of directors, effective Dec. 16,
Goebel has 35 years of experience in the retail, food service and
hospitality industries, including most recently serving as president and
chief executive officer of Applebee's International, Inc., which
operated nearly 2,000 restaurants in the United States and
internationally. Goebel joined Applebee's in 2001 as senior vice
president of franchise operations. He then held several positions of
increasing responsibility, including executive vice president of
operations, chief operating officer and president. He was promoted to
chief executive officer in 2006 and held that position until the company
was acquired by IHOP Corp. in November 2007.
Prior to joining Applebee's, Goebel was president of Summit Management,
Inc., a consulting group he founded that specialized in executive
development and strategic planning. Previously, Goebel was COO of Finest
Foodservice, LLC, an area development franchise for Boston Market that
he founded and co-owned. The company was responsible for developing 80
restaurants in the Midwest and Upper Midwest.
Goebel is currently a member of the U.S. Faculty of Mentors for Merryck
& Co., a worldwide business mentoring firm that offers its services
exclusively for CEOs by CEOs.
He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame.
About Jack in the Box Inc.
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), based in San Diego, is a restaurant
company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box(R) 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(R), a
leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 450 restaurants in 41
states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.jackinthebox.com.
CONTACT: Jack in the Box Inc.
Brian Luscomb, 858-571-2291
DVP, Corporate Communications
Source: Jack in the Box Inc.