Jack in the Box 2Q net jumps, sales still lag

SAN DIEGO Jack in the Box Inc. reported Wednesday a 14-percent increase in second-quarter earnings as lower food and operating costs helped drive profit and offset a sales slump.

For the quarter ended April 12, the San Diego-based company reported earnings of $29.9 million, or 52 cents per share, compared with year-ago earnings of $26.2 million, or 44 cents per share. Jack in the Box operates or franchises 2,186 namesake quick-service

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