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Jack in the Box(R) Adds Chiquita Apple Bites with Caramel as New Side Option in Kid's Combos

SAN DIEGO, Jun 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Jack in the Box(R) restaurants are giving parents yet another option for customizing their child's Kid's Combo Meal. Beginning today, Jack in the Box will offer Chiquita Apple Bites with Caramel as a free substitution in Kid's Combo Meals and as an a la carte side option.

"Jack in the Box offers a lot of variety with our Kid's Combos, from grilled or crispy chicken strips, a grilled cheese sandwich and hamburger to low-fat milk, juice and fountain beverages," said Tracy Dunn, director of menu marketing and promotions for Jack in the Box Inc. "And now parents have the opportunity to include juicy, red apple slices in their child's order with our new Chiquita Apple Bites with Caramel. At just 70 calories per package, including the caramel dip, they're a great addition to any meal."

The new Chiquita Apple Bites with Caramel meet the nutritional criteria for, an independent online resource that helps consumers easily identify lighter options at restaurants. Other Jack in the Box items meeting Healthy Dining's nutritional criteria include the Chicken Fajita Pita, Chicken Teriyaki Bowl, Grilled Chicken Salad and 16-oz. Real Fruit Smoothies.

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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 2,200 restaurants in 19 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 500 restaurants in 42 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Jack in the Box Inc.

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