August 8, 1985
As previously announced, the chain will be acquired by Restaurant Associates Industries through a merger of Acapulco and a newly created unit of RAI. Acapulco shareholders will receive one share of a new issue of RAI non-voting, convertible preferred for each share of Acapulco common. The preferred will be convertible into a new class of RAI common, Class A.
July 19, 1998 |
It was supposed to be a brief stop at the Primadonna casino, 43 miles south of Las Vegas, but one poker game led to another. By 3 a.m. May 25, 1997, Jeremy Strohmeyer and David Cash were tired of hanging around the arcade, waiting for David's dad. Bored, the two 18-year-olds decided to urinate on two coin-operated games. David chose Big Bertha, whose polka-dot dress flared when players hurled balls into her gaping red mouth. Jeremy selected a helicopter game. Then a wall socket.
December 2, 1990
The Monrovia Schools Foundation on Tuesday sponsored a football rally in honor of Acapulco restaurant, which has donated $20,000 for the rebuilding of the Monrovia High School Stadium. The foundation is concluding a yearlong campaign to raise funds for the project. The Acapulco will have its name placed on the stadium scoreboard.
November 22, 1985
Hilda Ulloa, former vice president and chairman of the board of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has been elected president of the Fraternidad de Damas Hispanas, a newly founded philanthropic organization composed of prominent women of Latin descent who reside in Los Angeles. The group last weekend held its first fund-raiser, a party at the Acapulco Restaurant, to benefit Mexico's earthquake victims.
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May 10, 1994
A pair of gunmen briefly held 15 people hostage Monday during a robbery at a Los Angeles restaurant, police said. The holdup of Acapulco restaurant near Silver Lake occurred at 1 a.m., when two men stormed in and demanded the day's receipts, Sgt. J. J. Cerniglia said. Police surrounded the restaurant, trapping the robbers inside, Cerniglia said. When officers broke through the locked front door, one suspect tried to pass himself off as a customer but was arrested, police said.
June 29, 2000
Prandium Inc. completed the sale of its flagship El Torito restaurants for about $115 million to Acapulco Acquisition Corp. of Long Beach, an investment group that owns the rival Acapulco restaurant chain. Prandium, an Irvine-based restaurant holding company, plans to use part of the proceeds to help lighten its hefty debt load.