>Jack in the Box Inc. Reports First Quarter FY 2010 Earnings

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>SAN DIEGO, Feb 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) today reported net earnings of $24.2 million, or 43 cents per diluted share, for the first quarter ended Jan. 17, 2010, compared with earnings from continuing operations of $28.0 million, or 49 cents per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2009.
Same-store sales at Jack in the Box(R) company restaurants decreased 11.1 percent in the first quarter of 2010 compared with a year-ago increase of 1.7 percent.

Linda A. Lang, chairman, chief executive officer and president, said, “We believe high unemployment rates for our key customer demographics continue to be the biggest factor impacting sales at Jack in the Box.”

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