SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 14, 2012--
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) today announced that Leonard A.
Comma was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, effective
May 14, 2012. Comma, who had served as Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer of the company since 2010, retains oversight of
operations, restaurant development and franchising, and will now also
oversee marketing for Jack in the Box® restaurants.
Comma joined Jack in the Box Inc. in 2001 as Director of Convenience
Store & Fuel Operations for the company’s proprietary chain of Quick
Stuff convenience stores, which was sold in 2009. In 2004 he was
promoted to Division Vice President of Quick Stuff Operations, and in
2006 he was promoted to Regional Vice President of Quick Stuff and the
company’s Southern California region, which then included more than 150
company and franchised Jack in the Box restaurants. In 2007 Comma was
promoted to Vice President of Operations, Division II, for Jack in the
Box Inc., overseeing nearly 1,200 company and franchised Jack in the Box
restaurants in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. He was promoted
to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in February 2010,
and in November of that year he was promoted to Executive Vice President
and COO. In these positions Comma oversaw the entire Jack in the Box
system, which comprises more than 2,200 restaurants in 20 states.
Prior to joining Jack in the Box Inc., Comma was a Regional Manager for
ExxonMobil, where he was responsible for supporting more than 300
franchisees in California, Nevada and Arizona. Comma has an MBA from
Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and a bachelor’s
degree in finance from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
“Lenny has demonstrated outstanding leadership ability in various roles
with Jack in the Box,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Linda
A. Lang, who had also served as President since February 2010. “Since
becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2010, Lenny launched a number of
internal programs that have improved guest service and strengthened
restaurant operations. The insight he’s gained while overseeing major
functional areas of the company, along with his strong background in
restaurant and retail operations, will serve the organization well as we
complete our refranchising strategy and continue growing our Jack in the
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® restaurants, one
of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,200
restaurants in 20 states. Additionally, through a wholly owned
subsidiary, the company operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Grill®, a
leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 600 restaurants in 42
states and the District of Columbia. For more information on Jack in the
Box and Qdoba, including franchising opportunities, visit www.jackinthebox.com
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