As previously announced, during the fourth quarter of 2012, the company began outsourcing its distribution business, and the transition was completed in the first quarter of fiscal 2013. As a result of the outsourcing, the company recorded an after-tax charge totaling $3.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, which reduced diluted net earnings per share by approximately $0.07. This charge and the results of operations for the distribution business are included in discontinued operations in the accompanying consolidated statements of earnings for all periods presented.

Increase in same-store sales:
    16 Weeks Ended

January 20, 2013
    16 Weeks Ended

January 22, 2012
Jack in the Box®:
Company 2.1 % 5.3 %
Franchise 1.8 % 2.8 %
System 1.9 % 3.6 %
Company 1.5 % 3.5 %
Franchise 0.5 % 4.0 %
System 1.0 % 3.8 %

Linda A. Lang, chairman and chief executive officer, said, “Jack in the Box company same-store sales increased 2.1 percent and system same-store sales increased 1.9 percent in the first quarter. Jack in the Box system same-store sales growth for the quarter exceeded that of the QSR sandwich segment for the comparable period, according to The NPD Group’s SalesTrack Weekly for the 16-week time period ended January 20, 2013. Included in this segment are the top 15 sandwich and QSR burger chain competitors.

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