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Jack in the Box points to February sales downturn

Declines seen in lower-income areas and rain-hit California, CEO Lenny Comma says

Jack in the Box Inc. saw same-store sales slow in the last half of its first quarter ended Jan. 22 and turn negative in February, executives said Thursday.

Lenny Comma, CEO and chairman of the San Diego-based parent to Jack in the Box and Qdoba Mexican Eats, said sales data indicate the “the most severe declines are in areas with lower household income.”

Comma spoke with analysts after releasing the first-quarter earnings in which the Jack in the Box system reporte

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