KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Jack in the Box Funding, LLC Series 2022-1 Senior Secured Notes

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NEW YORK, January 27, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to three classes of notes from Jack in the Box Funding, LLC Series 2022-1, a whole business securitization.

Jack in the Box Inc. ("Jack in the Box", "JIB", or the "Company") and certain of its affiliates completed its first whole business securitization (WBS) in July 2019. The transaction structure is a master trust and the Series 2022-1 Class A-1 Notes, Class A-2-I Notes and Class A-2-II Notes (the "Series 2022-1 Notes") represent the Company’s second securitization within the trust. Jack in the Box Funding, LLC (the "Master Issuer") is expected to issue $1.25 billion of Series 2022-1 Notes, which will share the collateral with the Existing Notes (as defined below). The collateral includes existing and future franchise and license agreements, existing and future company-operated restaurant royalties and profits, certain owned real estate, real estate income, and intellectual property. The proceeds from the offered notes will be used to refinance the outstanding Series 2019-1 Class A-1 Senior VFN and Class A-2-I notes, certain transaction-related expenses, general corporate purposes, and for use in connection with the acquisition of Del Taco Restaurants.

The Company is the current franchisor and operator of restaurants under the Jack in the Box brand. As of October 3, 2021, the JIB restaurant system included 2,218 locations with annual system-wide sales of approximately $4.2 billion. The transaction includes royalty payments from 2,055 franchise locations and 163 company-operated restaurants, representing approximately 93% and 7% of total system-wide locations, respectively. All of the restaurant locations were located within the U.S. and one U.S. territory.

In conjunction with the issuance of the Series 2022-1 Notes, KBRA anticipates affirming the ratings on the Master Issuer’s outstanding Series 2019-1 Class A-2-II and Class A-2-III Notes (the "Existing Notes", and together with the Series 2022-1 Notes, the "Notes"). The ratings are consistent with the results of our cash flow scenarios following the addition of the Series 2022-1 Notes.

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