Jack in the Box hires Schneider for regional VP post

SAN DIEGO Jack in the Box Inc. said it has appointed Gary Schneider, a veteran of the Ponderosa and Bonanza steakhouse brands, as regional vice president for the quick-service chain's St. Louis region. The company also promoted two of its executives.

Schneider previously was president of Metromedia Steakhouses Co. LP, the franchise operator of more than 300 Bonanza and Ponderosa steakhouses.

In addition, Jack in the Box said it promoted Charles Watson from vice president to senior vice president and chief development officer. The company also elevated Michael Bamrick, a 30-year Jack in the Box veteran, to vice president of franchising. He previously was division vice president of franchise operations.

Jack in the Box operates or franchises 2,100 restaurants in 18 states, as well the more than 400-unit Qdoba Mexican Grill chain.