Timothy Casey Named New President at Qdoba Mexican Grill®

  Timothy Casey Named New President at Qdoba Mexican Grill®

Business Wire

DENVER -- March 8, 2013

Qdoba Restaurant Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jack in the Box
Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) that operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Grill®, today
announced that Timothy P. Casey will join Qdoba as President, effective March
25.

“Tim is a great addition to our team,” said Linda A. Lang, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Jack in the Box Inc. “He has extensive leadership
experience at some of the most iconic brands in the restaurant and retail
sectors, including several high-growth concepts. We’re looking to leverage his
deep and thorough understanding of brand strategy, restaurant operations and
franchising to maximize Qdoba’s tremendous brand potential.”

Casey has more than 30 years of experience in the food, beverage and
convenience-store industries. He most recently served as President and Chief
Executive Officer of MFOC Holdco, Inc., which is the parent company of the
Mrs. Fields Brand and TCBY. From 2007 to 2010, Casey was an executive with
International Coffee & Tea, which operated and franchised The Coffee Bean &
Tea Leaf, most recently serving as Vice President of Global Brand Marketing,
Product Development and Operations. As Regional Vice President at Starbucks
from 1998 to 2004, Casey managed more than 500 stores in a 10-state region.
Prior to joining Starbucks in 1996, Casey held leadership positions in
marketing and operations with Circle K Corporation and Southland Corporation.
He has an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a
bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Finance from the University of
Central Florida.

“This is an exciting time for Qdoba and I am thrilled to have the opportunity
to lead the team and unleash the incredible potential of the brand,” Casey
said. “I have been a loyal customer of Qdoba since the beginning and the
differentiation of the brand provides its guests with a uniquely relevant and
special experience. I believe Qdoba is poised for a very bright future.”

About Qdoba Mexican Grill®

Qdoba Mexican Grill is a Mexican kitchen where anyone can go to enjoy a fresh,
handcrafted meal prepared right in front of them. Each Qdoba restaurant
showcases food that celebrates Qdoba’s passion for ingredients, a menu full of
innovative flavors, handcrafted preparation and inviting service. Founded in
Denver in 1995, Qdoba is among the nation’s largest Mexican fast-casual chains
with more than 600 restaurants in 44 states, the District of Columbia and
Canada. Qdoba is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:
JACK). Franchise development rights exist for additional Qdoba Mexican Grill
restaurants in areas throughout the nation. For more information about Qdoba
or about franchising opportunities, please visit www.qdoba.com.

Contact:

Jack in the Box Inc.
Investor Contact:
Carol DiRaimo, (858) 571-2407
or
Media Contact:
Brian Luscomb, (858) 571-2291