Chains offer freebies to penny-pinching customers

SAN DIEGO As gas prices hover at or near record highs, an increasing number of restaurants are trying to drive traffic by offering customers relief in the form of free drinks or food.

On June 26, the 2,100-unit Jack in the Box is giving away two tacos to any guest who presents a receipt for the purchase of gas. Terri Graham, the San Diego-based chain's chief marketing officer, said the giveaway "is our way of letting guests know that JackÕs got their back in

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