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July 2, 1993 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fred Burrell, dubbed "the undisputed king of barbecue in these parts" by a local food critic, certainly didn't expect so much heat when he opened a new kitchen earlier this year. But his Newport Beach carry-out, Burrell's Quick Stop, has embroiled the well-known Orange County chef in a legal dispute that has become hotter than a rack of ribs over glowing coals. The Quick Stop, which opened in January, is the fourth restaurant to carry the Burrell name.
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September 29, 1999 | Greg Hernandez
Barbecue king Fred Burrell has filed for bankruptcy. Burrell encountered financial difficulties after he was forced to close his Irvine restaurant in the mid-1990s, when the site of the eatery changed owners, Burrell's attorney said Tuesday. "The partnership that owned the underlying land lost the property to foreclosure to the bank," attorney Richard L. Haeussler said. "He had no place to go, so he had to close the restaurant down.
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May 28, 1998 | MAX JACOBSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I'm back . . . I'm back . . . I'm back. . . ." That's the opening of a famous James Brown theme song, but it's also appropriate for Fred Burrell, O.C.'s king of barbecue. At one time, this outgoing native of Hickory, N.C., had three restaurants in the county, now all gone, but Burrell is back stoking the pits at his original Santa Ana location on Hesperian Street, a red stucco shack no bigger than your basic garage.
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May 28, 1998 | MAX JACOBSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I'm back . . . I'm back . . . I'm back. . . ." That's the opening of a famous James Brown theme song, but it's also appropriate for Fred Burrell, O.C.'s king of barbecue. At one time, this outgoing native of Hickory, N.C., had three restaurants in the county, now all gone, but Burrell is back stoking the pits at his original Santa Ana location on Hesperian Street, a red stucco shack no bigger than your basic garage.
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April 29, 1993 | MAX JACOBSON, Max Jacobson is a free-lance writer who reviews restaurants weekly for The Times Orange County Edition.
Fred Burrell is the undisputed king of barbecue in these parts, having parlayed a downsized barbecue shack on a back street in Santa Ana into a multifaceted operation with a branch in Irvine. Burrell's Quick Stop Wood Pit Bar-B-Que is his newest venture and it's bound to be another successful one.
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August 1, 1991 | MAX JACOBSON, Max Jacobson is a free-lance writer who reviews restaurants weekly for The Times Orange County Edition.
The sign behind the deli counter says it all. I'm talking about the sign at Fred Burrell's new Irvine restaurant, Burrell's Bar-B-Que, which reads simply, "strain grease every night." It's right behind the glass case where mountains of pork ribs and barbecued chicken sit ready to be gobbled up by the hungry masses; hickory perfumed meats that you want to dive into as if you were Greg Louganis. Let's face it, you aren't going to find any Pritikin proteges around these parts.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1999 | Greg Hernandez
Barbecue king Fred Burrell has filed for bankruptcy. Burrell encountered financial difficulties after he was forced to close his Irvine restaurant in the mid-1990s, when the site of the eatery changed owners, Burrell's attorney said Tuesday. "The partnership that owned the underlying land lost the property to foreclosure to the bank," attorney Richard L. Haeussler said. "He had no place to go, so he had to close the restaurant down.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1993 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fred Burrell, dubbed "the undisputed king of barbecue in these parts" by a local food critic, certainly didn't expect so much heat when he opened a new kitchen earlier this year. But his Newport Beach carry-out, Burrell's Quick Stop, has embroiled the well-known Orange County chef in a legal dispute that has become hotter than a rack of ribs over glowing coals. The Quick Stop, which opened in January, is the fourth restaurant to carry the Burrell name.
NEWS
April 29, 1993 | MAX JACOBSON, Max Jacobson is a free-lance writer who reviews restaurants weekly for The Times Orange County Edition.
Fred Burrell is the undisputed king of barbecue in these parts, having parlayed a downsized barbecue shack on a back street in Santa Ana into a multifaceted operation with a branch in Irvine. Burrell's Quick Stop Wood Pit Bar-B-Que is his newest venture and it's bound to be another successful one.
NEWS
August 1, 1991 | MAX JACOBSON, Max Jacobson is a free-lance writer who reviews restaurants weekly for The Times Orange County Edition.
The sign behind the deli counter says it all. I'm talking about the sign at Fred Burrell's new Irvine restaurant, Burrell's Bar-B-Que, which reads simply, "strain grease every night." It's right behind the glass case where mountains of pork ribs and barbecued chicken sit ready to be gobbled up by the hungry masses; hickory perfumed meats that you want to dive into as if you were Greg Louganis. Let's face it, you aren't going to find any Pritikin proteges around these parts.
BUSINESS
December 30, 1991 | Researched by DALLAS M. JACKSON / Los Angeles Times
Name: Leo Escalera Company: Burrell's Rib Cage Thumbs up: "We know a lot of people. I've started to learn the catering end of the business. I've met people like Michael Jackson and Mike Tyson. Two years ago, we catered the Soul Train Music Awards. This year we did several catering jobs for Michael Jackson, and we're doing another one for him in January. It's great working here. The owner (Fred Burrell) teaches me a lot." Thumbs down: "I like everything about this job."
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July 1, 1989 | Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich, Susan Davis Greene and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
The environmental health division of Orange County's Health Care Agency conducts routine unannounced inspections of the county's more than 6,000 restaurants, markets and other food establishments. When conditions violate state law or applicable county and municipal codes, inspectors can issue notices of violation. If inspectors find during an announced recheck that conditions cited in the notice have not been rectified, they can effectively close the business by suspending its health permit.
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