SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 17, 2009--
Jack in the Box Inc. recognized the achievements of several franchise
operators during the company's annual franchisee conference, which was
held last week in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Awards were presented for
Franchisee of the Year (both system and regional) and Developer of the
Jack in the Box, which is currently 41-percent franchise operated, is
pursuing a strategic initiative to expand its franchise operations
through the sale of company-operated restaurants to franchisees and the
development of new franchised restaurants. The company is on track with
its long-term goal to increase franchise ownership to approximately 70
to 80 percent of its system.
"Having franchisees who are dedicated to the growth and success of the
Jack in the Box brand is vitally important, especially as the company
continues to evolve into a predominantly franchise business model," said
Mike Bamrick, vice president of franchising for Jack in the Box Inc.
“The recipients of this year’s awards are all great brand ambassadors."
The franchisees earning top awards this year were:
Franchisee of the Year – Fred Gibby, operates 15 restaurants in
Developer of the Year – Adam Gonzales, operates 22 restaurants in
the Reno, Nev. area and in Colorado Springs, Colo., a new market for the
Jack in the Box brand
Regional Franchisees of the Year –
Pranee Lin, operates two restaurants in Orange County, Calif.
Sudesh Sood, operates 42 restaurants in Los Angeles and Central
Mike Norwich, operates 10 restaurants in El Paso, Texas and Las
Millie Wang, operates nine restaurants in the San Jose area
Deepak Mehta, operates nine restaurants in Northern California
John Maki, operates eight restaurants in the Los Angeles area
Steve Stine, operates 28 restaurants in the Phoenix area
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 2,180
restaurants in 18 states. Additionally, through a wholly owned
subsidiary, the company operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Grill®
restaurants, a leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 480
restaurants in 42 states and the District of Columbia. For more
information, visit www.jackinthebox.com.
Source: Jack in the Box Inc.
Jack in the Box Inc.
Brian Luscomb, 858-571-2291