KONA, Hawaii - December 02, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Jack in the Box® National Franchise Association (JIB-NFA) has announced Linda A. Lang as the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at its annual conference held in Kona, Hawaii. Ms. Lang, chairman and CEO of Jack in the Box Inc. since 2005, was chosen in consideration of her extensive service to the Jack in the Box brand beginning in 1984.
"Linda has implemented strategies that have developed the brand and created a growth map for Jack in the Box. We are pleased to recognize Linda for her service to the Jack in the Box organization."
Under Ms. Lang’s leadership, Jack in the Box successfully executed a refranchising strategy that has resulted in a transformation from a company-owned system to one that is largely franchisee-owned.
"Linda has been instrumental in growing the Jack in the Box system, bringing forth new opportunities for both existing and new franchise owners," said Anil Yadav, chairman of the National Franchise Association board of directors. "Linda has implemented strategies that have developed the brand and created a growth map for Jack in the Box. We are pleased to recognize Linda for her service to the Jack in the Box organization."
In addition to serving as chairman and CEO for Jack in the Box Inc., Ms. Lang also serves on the board of the Jack in the Box Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses the company’s charitable donations to make a difference in communities where Jack in the Box operates.
"It is an honor to receive this award," said Ms. Lang. "I have enjoyed working with the National Franchise Association through the years. I have every confidence that the brand, in concert with the NFA, will continue to grow and develop."
Ms. Lang joins a distinguished group of winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award, including Michael Norwich Jr. (2012), Anil Yadav (2011), and Major Dhillon (2010).
The Jack in the Box National Franchise Association (JIB-NFA) is comprised of franchise owners in the Jack in the Box system. Its board of directors consists of 15 franchise owners with a combined ownership experience of 177 years.
Any franchise owner in the Jack in the Box system may join the JIB-NFA. Currently the association represents 100 franchise owners with more than 1,711 restaurants. The association was formed in 1995, and its mission is to provide a pathway for franchise owners to offer ground level input to Jack in the Box Inc. on initiatives and issues to benefit both franchise owners and the corporation. It is the organization’s stated intent to have a seat at the table as a partner with Jack in the Box Inc. and having a role in major decisions that affect franchise owners.
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