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Phillip Rudolph Joins Jack in the Box Inc. as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2007--Jack in the Box Inc. (NYSE:JBX) today announced that Phillip H. Rudolph has joined the company as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.

Rudolph previously served as vice president and general counsel for Ethical Leadership Group, an ethics and corporate responsibility consulting firm based in Wilmette, Ill. There, Rudolph provided strategic consulting in ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility for a wide variety of multinational, national and local companies, in addition to handling the firm's legal responsibilities. Prior to joining Ethical Leadership Group in 2006, Rudolph was a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Foley Hoag, LLP, where he worked in the law firm's international practice group. From 1998 to 2003, he was a vice president at McDonald's Corporation, where he served in several capacities, including those of U.S. and international general counsel. While at McDonald's, Rudolph also oversaw the company's global vendor compliance program. From 1983 to 1998, Rudolph was with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLC, including the last seven years as a litigation partner in the law firm's Washington, DC, office.

"We're excited to add Phil to our executive management team," said Linda Lang, chairman and chief executive officer of Jack in the Box Inc. "The breadth of his background and experience will complement our existing resources and serve the company and our major stakeholders well as we pursue our strategic objectives."

Rudolph has a juris doctorate degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California at Irvine.

About Jack in the Box Inc.

Jack in the Box Inc., 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 2,100 restaurants in 17 states. The company also operates a proprietary chain of convenience stores called Quick Stuff(R), with more than 50 locations, each built adjacent to a full-size Jack in the Box restaurant and including a major-brand fuel station. Additionally, through a wholly owned subsidiary, the company operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Grill(R), an emerging leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 370 restaurants in 39 states. For more information, visit

    CONTACT: Jack in the Box Inc.
             Brian Luscomb, 858-571-2698
             DVP, Corporate Communications

    SOURCE: Jack in the Box Inc.