One of the darkest moments in Jack in the Box Inc.’s corporate history proved to be an opportunity to shine for Linda Lang, the company’s current chairman and chief executive. It was 1993 when four children died and hundreds fell ill from E. coli bacterial infections caused by tainted hamburgers served by the San Diego-based Jack in the Box chain. The company, which suffered major hits to its reputation and coffers, used the situation to become a leader in the evolution of ...

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