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Get Back on Track with Jack

Flexible dining options at Jack in the Box® restaurants

SAN DIEGO – Unless you’ve been trapped on a deserted island throughout the month of December, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve indulged in the delicious delicacies of the holiday season – candy canes, turkey with stuffing, fruitcake and egg nog. But before you make your New Year’s resolutions and resign yourself to a bland diet of cottage cheese and carrot sticks, you might want to visit your local Jack in the Box® restaurant to see some of the lighter, but tasty, menu options Jack has to offer.

“Jack in the Box offers a variety of choices for customers seeking a lighter meal,” said Michelle Vespa, director of menu marketing and innovation for Jack in the Box. “For example, our Southwest Chicken Pita, stuffed with fajita-style chicken, black beans and roasted corn, has just 260 calories and fewer than five grams of fat, making it a great option for diet-conscious diners.”

Vespa also cited the line of entree salads at Jack in the Box as a good choice for nutritious and filling meals. The line includes Asian Chicken, Southwest Chicken and Chicken Club, all featuring a mix of greens topped with chicken and vegetables. Additional toppings – nuts, croutons and dressings, such as low-fat balsamic and lite ranch – are served on the side, so diners can add as much or as little as they like.

“Customization is the key to lighter dining,” said Vespa. “Choices enable customers to create a meal that’s right for them. If you’re concerned about calories, use the dressing sparingly or request a low-fat version. If you’re counting carbs, omit the croutons or wonton strips.”

At Jack in the Box, guests can also customize their favorite burgers and chicken sandwiches by choosing a reduced-fat herb mayo over regular sauce or by going “bunless,” a lower carb option featuring a burger or chicken patty served in a container with a knife and fork.

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 2,000 restaurants in 17 states. Through a wholly owned subsidiary, the company also operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Grill®, an emerging leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 250 restaurants in 37 states.